GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 850M vs 460M 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

7.2

Overall Score

Winner
Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 850M  based on its 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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Much better 3DMark 11 graphics score 16,135 vs 1,623 Around 10x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher clock speed 902 MHz vs 675 MHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 14,358.5 vs 6,709 Around 2.2x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better floating-point performance 1,154.6 GFLOPS vs 518.4 GFLOPS Around 2.2x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 14.43 GPixel/s vs 5.4 GPixel/s Around 2.8x higher pixel rate
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,001 MHz vs 625 MHz More than 60% higher memory clock speed
More shading units 640 vs 192 448 more shading units
Better T-Rex score 2.43 frames/s vs 1.1 frames/s Around 2.2x better T-Rex score
Slightly higher texture rate 36.1 GTexel/s vs 21.6 GTexel/s More than 65% higher texture rate
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,215 vs 574 More than 2x better PassMark direct compute score
Better fire strike factor score 26.99 vs 14.53 More than 85% better fire strike factor score
Front view of GeForce GTX 460M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M

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Much better T-Rex score 3,294.35 vs 2,606.42 More than 25% better T-Rex score
Much better 3DMark06 score 12,942 vs 4,385.5 Around 3x better 3DMark06 score
Higher memory bandwidth 60 GB/s vs 32 GB/s Around 90% higher memory bandwidth
More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 192 bit vs 128 bit 50% wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 850M vs 460M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 850M
150.96 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 460M
32.96 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 850M
37.72 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 460M
11.12 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 850M
388.46 frames/s
GeForce GTX 460M
391.55 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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