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Gaming Performance Comparison

Recommended System Requirements
Game G1 900MHz Radeon HD 6850M
Battlefield 2042 582% 1036%
Grand Theft Auto VI 607% 1077%
Resident Evil 8 553% 988%
Far Cry 6 627% 1110%
New World 344% 640%
The Ascent 778% 1362%
Back 4 Blood 553% 988%
Forza Horizon 5 296% 559%
Star Citizen 341% 634%
FIFA 22 153% 322%

In terms of overall gaming performance, the graphical capabilities of the Intel G1 900MHz are significantly better than the AMD Radeon HD 6850M.

The Radeon HD 6850M has a 375 MHz higher core clock speed and 8 more Texture Mapping Units than the G1 900MHz. This results in the Radeon HD 6850M providing 17.4 GTexel/s better texturing performance. This still holds weight but shader performance is generally more relevant, particularly since both of these GPUs support at least DirectX 10.

The Radeon HD 6850M has a 375 MHz higher core clock speed and 13 more Render Output Units than the G1 900MHz. This results in the Radeon HD 6850M providing 9.9 GPixel/s better pixeling performance. However, both GPUs support DirectX 9 or above, and pixeling performance is only really relevant when comparing older cards.

The G1 900MHz was released over three years more recently than the Radeon HD 6850M, and so the G1 900MHz is likely to have far better driver support, meaning it will be much more optimized and ultimately superior to the Radeon HD 6850M when running the latest games.

The Radeon HD 6850M has 1024 MB video memory, but the G1 900MHz does not have an entry, so the two GPUs cannot be reliably compared in this area.

The G1 900MHz has 256 Shader Processing Units and the Radeon HD 6850M has 800. However, the actual shader performance of the G1 900MHz is 230 and the actual shader performance of the Radeon HD 6850M is 270. The Radeon HD 6850M having 40 better shader performance and an altogether better performance when taking into account other relevant data means that the Radeon HD 6850M delivers a slightly smoother and more efficient experience when processing graphical data than the G1 900MHz.

The G1 900MHz transistor size technology is 30 nm (nanometers) smaller than the Radeon HD 6850M. This means that the G1 900MHz is expected to run slightly cooler and achieve higher clock frequencies than the Radeon HD 6850M.

The G1 900MHz requires 28 Watts to run and the Radeon HD 6850M requires 50 Watts. The Radeon HD 6850M requires 22 Watts more than the G1 900MHz to run. The difference is not significant enough for the Radeon HD 6850M to have a noticeably larger impact on your yearly electricity bills than the G1 900MHz.

Game FPS Benchmarks On Ultra

GPU Architecture

Core Speed300 MHzvs675 MHz
Boost Clock900 MHzvs-
ArchitectureIce LakeTerascale 2 Granville PRO
OC Potential - vs Fair
Driver Support - vs Poor
Release Date28 May 2019vs04 Jan 2011
GPU LinkGD LinkGD Link

Resolution Performance

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GPU Memory

MemoryN/Avs1024 MB
Memory Speed-vs800 MHz
Memory Bus-vs128 Bit
Memory Type-vsDDR3
Memory Bandwidth-vs25.6GB/sec
L2 Cache 0 KB vs green tick 256 KB
Delta Color Compression no vs no
Memory Performance 0% green tick vs green tick 0%

GPU Display

Shader Processing Units256vs800
Actual Shader Performance11%vs13%
Texture Mapping Units32vs40
Texture Rate9.6 GTexel/svs27 GTexel/s
Render Output Units3vs16
Pixel Rate0.9 GPixel/svs10.8 GPixel/s

GPU Outputs

Max Digital Resolution (WxH)-vs2560x1600
VGA Connections0vs1
DVI Connections0vs2
HDMI Connections0vs1
DisplayPort Connections0vs-

GPU Power Requirements

Max Power28 Wattsvs50 Watts
Recommended PSU--

GPU Features

Shader Model6.4vs5.0
Open GL4.6vs4.3
Open CL-vs-
Notebook GPUyesyes

GPU Supporting Hardware

Recommended Processor-Intel Core i7-2617M 2-Core 1.5GHz
Recommended RAM8 GBvs6 GB
Maximum Recommended Gaming Resolution1366x768vs1600x900

Gaming Performance Value

Performance Value

GPU Mini Review

Mini ReviewOverview
Intel Iris Plus Graphics G4 900MHz are integrated graphics in some of Intel's Ice Lake mobile processors. It can be found in Intel Core i3-1000G1 & Intel Core i3-1005G1

The Ice Lake architecture succeeds the Kaby lake architecture and aims for increased CPU and graphics performance.
New Features
These Gen 11 graphics solutions include the new Variable Rate Shading (VRS) support. This lets shading time for object shading in game to be allocated more accurately by the game's developers. So for example, a graphics depicting an object that cannot easily be seen can be marked as not needing such high performance and visual accuracy and thus save processing power. GPU
The central unit initially runs at 300MHz and goes up to 900MHz, in turbo mode.

Because Performance depends heavily on the Memory Bandwidth, it may vary from System to System.
Best case scenario, expect Intel Iris Plus Graphics G1 900MHz performance to be not as powerful as the older Iris Plus 640 onboard solution, which will reduce potential AAA gaming chances moving forward. We dont recommend this onboard solution for modern gaming.
Radeon HD 6850M is a high-end GPU based on the 40nm Terrascale 2 architecture.
It's based on the Juniper Core (therefore related to Radeon HD 6770) and offers 800 Shader Processing Units, 40 TMUs and 16 ROPs on a 128-bit memory interface. Though fast GDDR5 is supported, the most common version features standard DDR3 but comes higher clocked. Its central clock runs at 675MHz and the memory clock operates at 800MHz.
Compared to Radeon HD 6850M, its performance is considerably slower due to being paired with standard DDR3 and the power consumption should remain similar since GDDR5 is more energy efficient.
Using a 720p resolution, most of today's games are only playable at medium settings but with very fluent frame rates (45+).
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