GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 850M vs 560M 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 gaming 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 better 3DMark 11 graphics score 16,135 vs 1,820 More than 8.8x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher clock speed 902 MHz vs 775 MHz More than 15% higher clock speed
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 14,358.5 vs 8,003.5 Around 80% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better floating-point performance 1,154.6 GFLOPS vs 595.2 GFLOPS Around 95% better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 14.43 GPixel/s vs 6.2 GPixel/s More than 2.2x 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
Higher diablo III framerate 61 fps vs 44.2 fps Around 40% higher diablo III framerate
Slightly higher texture rate 36.1 GTexel/s vs 24.8 GTexel/s More than 45% higher texture rate
Better face detection score 38.06 mPixels/s vs 13.6 mPixels/s More than 2.8x better face detection score
Better fire strike factor score 26.75 vs 14.44 More than 85% better fire strike factor score
Better manhattan score 3,716.68 vs 3,379.02 Around 10% better manhattan score
Higher dirt3 framerate 48.9 vs 23 Around 2.2x higher dirt3 framerate
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,142 vs 675 Around 70% better PassMark direct compute score
Lower TDP 45W vs 75W 40% lower TDP
Front view of GeForce GTX 560M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 560M

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Much better 3DMark06 score 15,327 vs 4,385.5 Around 3.5x better 3DMark06 score
Higher memory bandwidth 60 GB/s vs 32 GB/s Around 90% higher memory bandwidth
Slightly higher effective memory clock speed 2,500 MHz vs 2,002 MHz Around 25% higher effective memory clock speed
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 560M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 850M
153.1 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 560M
44.12 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GTX 850M
38.06 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 560M
13.6 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

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