GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 850M vs 745M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

TDP, Idle Power Consumption, Load Power Consumption and 2 more

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Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M  based on its gaming, benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of GeForce GTX 850M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M

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Significantly higher clock speed 902 MHz vs 549 MHz Around 65% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 14,358.5 vs 7,615 Around 90% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better PassMark score 1,499 vs 952 More than 55% better PassMark score
Better 3DMark06 score 4,385.5 vs 2,249 Around 95% better 3DMark06 score
Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 16,135 vs 13,462.5 Around 20% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Better floating-point performance 1,154.6 GFLOPS vs 421.6 GFLOPS Around 2.8x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 14.43 GPixel/s vs 4.39 GPixel/s More than 3.2x higher pixel rate
Better T-Rex score 2.43 frames/s vs 0.67 frames/s Around 3.8x better T-Rex score
Higher texture rate 36.1 GTexel/s vs 17.57 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
Higher bioshock infinite framerate 28.4 vs 12.55 More than 2.2x higher bioshock infinite framerate
Higher BioShock infinite framerate 28.4 fps vs 12.57 fps More than 2.2x higher BioShock infinite framerate
More shading units 640 vs 384 256 more shading units
Slightly better fire strike factor score 26.99 vs 14.92 More than 80% better fire strike factor score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,215 vs 981 Around 25% better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GT 745M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 745M

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Higher effective memory clock speed 4,000 MHz vs 2,002 MHz Around 2x higher effective memory clock speed
Much better manhattan score 3,719.58 vs 1,764.49 More than 2x better manhattan score
Higher memory bandwidth 64 GB/s vs 32 GB/s 2x higher memory bandwidth

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 850M vs GT 745M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 850M
150.96 mHash/s
GeForce GT 745M
19.32 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 850M
37.72 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 745M
10.71 mPixels/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 850M
2,606.42
GeForce GT 745M
3,362.98

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 850M
1,764.49
GeForce GT 745M
3,719.58

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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