GTX 850M GDDR5 Benchmarks and Info

GTX 850M GDDR5 Specs
ModelGTX 850M GDDR5 (Maxwell I)
CoreGM107, 640 cores @ 0.936GHZ - 1.08GHZ
VRAM2GB/4GB GDDR5 @ 1.25GHZ (5GHZ eff.), 128-bit.
GFLOPS (w/Boost)1382 (FP32)
Memory bandwidth80 GB/s
TMUs40
ROPs16
Power~40W

The Nvidia GTX 850M GDDR5 is a 800 series’ mid-top midrange gaming GPU, based on the Nvidia Maxwell (I) architecture and the GM107 core and using GDDR5 VRAM. At its time, the GTX 850M GDDR5 could be found in laptops for as low as $700-$800 with a typical price of around $800-$1000. There is a second version of the GTX 850M with DDR3 VRAM which delivers considerably lower gaming performance (core is the same, but memory bandwidth is “choking” it).

Gaming performance is adequate for medium-high graphics settings @ 1080p. Compared to the Pascal current offerings (2018), performance is about a little higher than the entry level MX150 in heavy 3D games and considerably lower than the GTX 1050 and 1050 Ti. So, the GPU is not cost effective as of the release of the Pascal architecture (or later), that’s besides requiring considerably higher power to operate.

  • GTX 850M DDR3
  • GTX 850M GDDR5
  • GTX 960M
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The GDDR5 version is the same as the GTX 860M in practice, but with around 10-15% lower maximal core clocks and can easily be overclocked to the 860M levels.

Both these GPUs were rebranded as GTX 950M and GTX 960M.

worstavgbest

Bioshock Infinite

DX11
1080p
Highest(1080p)
"Ultra" preset
424242
details
HST
MSI GE40 | GTX 850M GDDR4 | I5-4210H
Intel I5-4210H (Haswell 2c / t, 2.9 - 3.5GHZ)
42
"Ultra" preset

Thief

1080p
Highest(1080p)
232323
Very high(1080p)
303030
Medium(1080p)
343434
details
HSTVHM
MSI GE40 | GTX 850M GDDR4 | I5-4210H
Intel I5-4210H (Haswell 2c / t, 2.9 - 3.5GHZ)
23
30
34

Total War : Rome II

1080p
Highest(1080p)
191919
Very high(1080p)
323232
High(1080p)
414141
details
HSTVHH
MSI GE40 | GTX 850M GDDR4 | I5-4210H
Intel I5-4210H (Haswell 2c / t, 2.9 - 3.5GHZ)
19
32
41

Tomb Raider (2013)

DX11
1080p
Highest(1080p)
"Ultimate" preset
262626
Very high(1080p)
"Ultra" preset
414141
High(1080p)
"High" preset
575757
details
HSTVHH
MSI GE40 | GTX 850M GDDR4 | I5-4210H
Intel I5-4210H (Haswell 2c / t, 2.9 - 3.5GHZ)
26
41
57
"Ultimate" preset"Ultra" preset"High" preset

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