GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 850M vs 550 Ti among all GPUs

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

6.2

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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Better 3DMark06 score 4,385.5 vs 2,272 Around 95% better 3DMark06 score
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 14,358.5 vs 9,923 Around 45% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Slightly more memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
More shading units 640 vs 192 448 more shading units
Better fire strike factor score 26.99 vs 17.07 Around 60% better fire strike factor score
Better T-Rex score 2.43 frames/s vs 1.06 frames/s More than 2.2x better T-Rex score
Slightly better PassMark direct compute score 1,215 vs 822 Around 50% better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 45W vs 116W 2.6x lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 550 Ti

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 550 Ti

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Higher effective memory clock speed 4,104 MHz vs 2,002 MHz More than 2x higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory bandwidth 98.5 GB/s vs 32 GB/s More than 3x higher memory bandwidth
Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 47 vs 22 Around 2.2x higher battlefield 3 framerate
More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors
Slightly better manhattan score 3,350.43 vs 1,764.49 Around 90% better manhattan score

Benchmarks Real world tests of GeForce GTX 850M vs 550 Ti

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 850M
150.96 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
44.07 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 850M
37.72 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
16.59 mPixels/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

Battlefield 4

Battlefield 3

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