AMD Radeon HD 8850M vs AMD Radeon HD 8870M

AMD Radeon HD 8850M

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The AMD Radeon HD 8850M is a 28nm DirectX 11 graphics card based on the GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture. Built primarily for medium-sized laptops, the card is positioned in the performance category as of 2013. Compared to the similar Radeon HD 7850M, the 8850M offers slightly different clock speeds.

The design of the Radeon 8800M series has its roots to the Cape Verde chip as found, for example, on the desktop Radeon HD 7770 with 640 1D shader cores and 40 texture units. However the core clock of the 8850M is only 575-725 MHz (or up to 625-775 MHz with Boost) versus the 1000 MHz of the desktop HD 7770. As a result, general performance of the HD 8850M should be similar to the desktop HD 7750.

Equipped with GDDR5 memory, the HD 8850M competes with the Nvidia GTX 660M. The DDR3 version of the HD 8850M is expected to be a bit slower, although it could offer higher clock rates. Many games of 2013 can be played fluently in medium or high detail and resolution settings.

The 640 shader cores can be used with OpenCL 1.2 for general-purpose calculations.

Features of the 8850M include video decoding via UVD3 for decoding MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, and Flash directly from the AMD GPU. Multi-View Codec (MVC) and MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, xVid) HD videos are now compatible as well.

The 8800M series also supports automatic graphics switching between the integrated GPU and discrete GPU. Called Enduro, the technology supersedes AMD's Dynamic Switchable Graphics and is similar to Nvidia's Optimus. Furthermore, the 8850M can directly support up to 6 connected monitors using Eyefinity Technology if Enduro is disabled.

Other features of the 8800M series include ZeroCore for reducing power consumption when the display is turned off and Power Gating to power down areas of the chip that are not used. PowerTune allows automatic overclocking and underclocking of the graphics card as long as the GPU is within its TDP limit. For example, the chip may be underclocked when running FurMark and OCCT, but will overclock in certain games like Lost Planet, Crysis or Resident Evil 5.

The integrated HD audio processor is able to transmit HD Audio (TrueHD or DTS Master Audio) over HDMI and DisplayPort (e.g., for Blu-Ray videos). Additionally, it now allows audio to output simultaneously and in parallel to multiple devices with the new Discrete Digital Multipoint Audio (DDMA) feature.

Power consumption of the 8850M should be below that of the 8870M, corresponding to the core clock. Therefore, the 8850M is suited for medium-sized laptops and DTRs.

AMD Radeon HD 8870M

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The AMD Radeon HD 8870M is a 28nm DirectX 11 graphics card based on the GCN (Graphics Core Next) architecture. Built primarily for large laptops, the card is positioned in the performance category as of 2013. Compared to the similar Radeon HD 7870M, the 8870M offers higher memory clock speeds at the cost of a slightly slower core clock.

The design of the Radeon 8800M series has its roots to the Cape Verde chip as found, for example, on the desktop Radeon HD 7770 with 640 1D shader cores and 40 texture units. The core clock of the 8870M, however, is only 725 MHz (or up to 775 MHz with Boost) versus the 1000 MHz of the HD 7770.  

As a result, general performance of the HD 8870M is somewhere between the 7750 and 7770 desktop Radeon cards and similar to the GeForce GTX 670M. Most games of 2013 can be played fluently in high detail settings and resolutions, some older titels even with additional AA/AF.

The 640 shader cores can be used with OpenCL 1.2 for general-purpose calculations (as 10 compute units).

Features of the 8870M include video decoding via UVD3 for decoding MPEG-4 AVC/H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2, and Flash directly from the AMD GPU. Multi-View Codec (MVC) and MPEG-4 part 2 (DivX, xVid) HD videos are now compatible as well.

The Radeon 8800M series also supports automatic graphics switching between the integrated GPU and discrete GPU. Called Enduro. The technology supersedes AMD's Dynamic Switchable Graphics and is similar to Nvidia's Optimus. Furthermore, the 8870M can directly support up to 6 connected monitors using Eyefinity Technology if Enduro is disabled.

Other features of the 8800M series include ZeroCore for reducing power consumption when the display is turned off and Power Gating to power down areas of the chip that are not used. PowerTune allows automatic overclocking and underclocking of the graphics card as long as the GPU is within its TDP limit. For example, the chip may be underclocked when running FurMark and OCCT, but will overclock in certain games like Lost Planet, Crysis or Resident Evil 5.

The integrated HD audio processor is able to transmit HD Audio (TrueHD or DTS Master Audio) over HDMI and DisplayPort (e.g., for Blu-Ray videos). Additionally, it now allows audio to output simultaneously and in parallel to multiple devices with the new Discrete Digital Multipoint Audio (DDMA) feature.

Power consumption of the 8870M should be around 50 W. Therefore, the 8870M is only suited for larger laptops and DTRs.

AMD Radeon HD 8850MAMD Radeon HD 8870M
ManufacturerAMDAMD
Radeon HD 8800M Series
Radeon HD 8870M 640 @ 0.73 GHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon HD 8850M 640 @ 0.58 - 0.73 GHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon HD 8830M compare 640 @ 0.58 GHz128 Bit @ 2000 MHz
Radeon HD 8870M 640 @ 0.73 GHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon HD 8850M 640 @ 0.58 - 0.73 GHz128 Bit @ 4500 MHz
Radeon HD 8830M compare 640 @ 0.58 GHz128 Bit @ 2000 MHz
ArchitectureGCNGCN
Cores640 - unified640 - unified
Core575 - 725 (Boost) MHz725 MHz
Memory4500 MHz4500 MHz
Bus128 Bit128 Bit
MemoryGDDR5, DDR3GDDR5, DDR3
Max. Memory2048 MB2048 MB
Shared Memorynono
DirectXDirectX 11.1, 5.1DirectX 11.1, 5.1
Transistors1500 Million1500 Million
Technology28 nm28 nm
FeaturesOpenCL 1.2OpenCL 1.2
Size2/32/3
Introduced18.12.2012 18.12.2012

Performance Rating - 3DMark 11 + Fire Strike + Time Spy
5.8 pt (6%)
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Score
min: 5537     avg: 6313     median: 6278 (8%)     max: 7124 Points
min: 6393     avg: 10115     median: 11331.5 (15%)     max: 11402 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Cloud Gate Graphics
min: 11312     avg: 11826     median: 11387 (6%)     max: 12780 Points
min: 13705     avg: 15272     median: 15738.5 (8%)     max: 15905 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Score
min: 1683     avg: 1694     median: 1693 (5%)     max: 1707 Points
min: 1906     avg: 2081     median: 2091 (6%)     max: 2235 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Fire Strike Standard Graphics
min: 1828     avg: 1846     median: 1845 (4%)     max: 1864 Points
min: 2127     avg: 2203     median: 2168.5 (5%)     max: 2346 Points
3DMark - 3DMark Ice Storm Graphics
min: 43556     avg: 54921     median: 44037 (6%)     max: 77170 Points
min: 42775     avg: 56394     median: 57618 (8%)     max: 67563 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance Score
min: 2444     avg: 2513     median: 2507 (6%)     max: 2589 Points
min: 2842     avg: 3202     median: 3292 (8%)     max: 3311 Points
3DMark 11 - 3DM11 Performance GPU
min: 2340     avg: 2381     median: 2349 (4%)     max: 2453 Points
min: 2746     avg: 2941     median: 2986 (5%)     max: 2996 Points
3DMark Vantage
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 8850M
3DM Vant. Perf. total + AMD Radeon HD 8870M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 8850M
3DM Vant. Perf. GPU no PhysX + AMD Radeon HD 8870M
3DMark 05 - 3DMark 05 - Standard
18829 Points (27%)
3DMark 06 3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 8850M
3DMark 06 - Standard 1280x1024 + AMD Radeon HD 8870M
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 DX 11
min: 25.4     avg: 26     median: 25.9 (9%)     max: 26.7 fps
Unigine Heaven 3.0 - Unigine Heaven 3.0 OpenGL
19.4 fps (9%)
Unigine Heaven 2.1 - Heaven 2.1 high
min: 36.4     avg: 37     median: 37 (7%)     max: 37.6 fps
SPECviewperf 11
specvp11 snx-01 + AMD Radeon HD 8850M
specvp11 snx-01 + AMD Radeon HD 8870M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + AMD Radeon HD 8850M
specvp11 tcvis-02 + AMD Radeon HD 8870M
specvp11 sw-02 + AMD Radeon HD 8850M
specvp11 sw-02 + AMD Radeon HD 8870M
specvp11 proe-05 + AMD Radeon HD 8850M
specvp11 proe-05 + AMD Radeon HD 8870M
specvp11 maya-03 + AMD Radeon HD 8850M
specvp11 maya-03 + AMD Radeon HD 8870M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + AMD Radeon HD 8850M
specvp11 lightwave-01 + AMD Radeon HD 8870M
specvp11 ensight-04 + AMD Radeon HD 8850M
specvp11 ensight-04 + AMD Radeon HD 8870M
specvp11 catia-03 + AMD Radeon HD 8850M
specvp11 catia-03 + AMD Radeon HD 8870M
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Gaming graphics
6.4 Points (81%)
Windows 7 Experience Index - Win7 Graphics
6.4 Points (81%)
Cinebench R10 Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 8850M
Cinebench R10 Shading (32bit) + AMD Radeon HD 8870M
Cinebench R11.5 Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8850M
Cinebench R11.5 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8870M
Cinebench R15
Cinebench R15 OpenGL 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8850M
Cinebench R15 OpenGL Ref. Match 64 Bit + AMD Radeon HD 8850M
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Room GPU
371 Samples/s (4%)
LuxMark v2.0 64Bit - LuxMark v2.0 Sala GPU
629 Samples/s (4%)

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 8850M → 100% n=20

Average Benchmarks AMD Radeon HD 8870M → 139% n=20

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* Smaller numbers mean a higher performance
1 This benchmark is not used for the average calculation

low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
44.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
33.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
27.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
17.2  fps
Titanfall

Titanfall

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
60  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
49.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
38.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
24.9  fps
Thief

Thief

2014
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
27.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
22.5  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
19.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
11.5  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
25.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
23.6  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
19.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
10.7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
56.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
27.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
13.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
11.7  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
27.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
26.9  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
25.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
19.9  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
35.1  fps
89%
Radeon HD 8870M:
31.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
33.2  fps
74%
Radeon HD 8870M:
24.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
16.9  fps
115%
Radeon HD 8870M:
19.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
11.6  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
46.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
40.7  fps
96%
Radeon HD 8870M:
39.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
30.6  fps
115%
Radeon HD 8870M:
35.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
15.1  fps
Fifa 14

Fifa 14

2013
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
202.4  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
150.6  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
136.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
116.8  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
96.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
62.6  fps
125%
Radeon HD 8870M:
78.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
51  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
16.8  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
33.9  fps
118%
Radeon HD 8870M:
40  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
26.8  fps
122%
Radeon HD 8870M:
32.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
21.6  fps
91%
Radeon HD 8870M:
19.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
17.8  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
39.8  fps
153%
Radeon HD 8870M:
60.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
27.8  fps
108%
Radeon HD 8870M:
30  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
20.8  fps
75%
Radeon HD 8870M:
15.7  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
37.1  fps
125%
Radeon HD 8870M:
46.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
24.4  fps
130%
Radeon HD 8870M:
31.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
15  fps
Dota 2

Dota 2

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
78.7 144.3 ~ 112 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
50.6 55.5 96.9 ~ 68 fps
102%
Radeon HD 8870M:
69.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
39.2 41.7 ~ 40 fps
134%
Radeon HD 8870M:
53.4  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
31.8  fps
118%
Radeon HD 8870M:
37.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
28.8  fps
117%
Radeon HD 8870M:
33.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
17.9  fps
129%
Radeon HD 8870M:
23.1  fps
GRID 2

GRID 2

2013
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
52.9  fps
119%
Radeon HD 8870M:
63  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
45.9  fps
127%
Radeon HD 8870M:
58.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
14.7  fps
182%
Radeon HD 8870M:
26.7  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
31.7 32.4 ~ 32 fps
167%
Radeon HD 8870M:
53.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
25.3 29.6 ~ 27 fps
176%
Radeon HD 8870M:
47.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
20 21.5 ~ 21 fps
143%
Radeon HD 8870M:
30.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
11.9  fps
low 1280x720
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
76.6 99.2 ~ 88 fps
80%
Radeon HD 8870M:
70.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
55.3 55.9 ~ 56 fps
99%
Radeon HD 8870M:
55.7  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
44.3 48.2 ~ 46 fps
112%
Radeon HD 8870M:
51.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
16.9 16.9 ~ 17 fps
114%
Radeon HD 8870M:
19.3  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
194  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
89.2  fps
100%
Radeon HD 8870M:
85.2 92.5 ~ 89 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
64.5  fps
112%
Radeon HD 8870M:
68.5 75.1 ~ 72 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
21.3  fps
122%
Radeon HD 8870M:
25.9 26.2 ~ 26 fps
SimCity

SimCity

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
64  fps
130%
Radeon HD 8870M:
83.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
35.7  fps
134%
Radeon HD 8870M:
47.8  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
26.9  fps
139%
Radeon HD 8870M:
37.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
13.5  fps
150%
Radeon HD 8870M:
20.3  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
110.8 123.3 ~ 117 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
67.2  fps
116%
Radeon HD 8870M:
69.8 80.4 84 ~ 78 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
47.9  fps
109%
Radeon HD 8870M:
42.2 55.3 58.4 ~ 52 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
21.8  fps
110%
Radeon HD 8870M:
21.2 25.5 26.7 ~ 24 fps
Crysis 3

Crysis 3

2013
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
44.5  fps
126%
Radeon HD 8870M:
53.6 58.8 ~ 56 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
28.8  fps
125%
Radeon HD 8870M:
32.6 39.2 ~ 36 fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
22.4 26.5 ~ 24 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
9.4 10.8 ~ 10 fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
174.4  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
84.8  fps
115%
Radeon HD 8870M:
97.3  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
66.9  fps
112%
Radeon HD 8870M:
75.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
42  fps
110%
Radeon HD 8870M:
46.2  fps
Far Cry 3

Far Cry 3

2012
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
54.8  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
48.4  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
26.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
11  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
22.4  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
21.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
13.4  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
21.4  fps
145%
Radeon HD 8870M:
31.1  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
18.5  fps
148%
Radeon HD 8870M:
27.4  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
22.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
13  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
70.6  fps
141%
Radeon HD 8870M:
99.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
59.5  fps
146%
Radeon HD 8870M:
86.9  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
46.9  fps
115%
Radeon HD 8870M:
53.9  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
27.8  fps
131%
Radeon HD 8870M:
36.4  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
48.9 55.9 ~ 52 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
42.1 47.6 ~ 45 fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
31.9 37.1 ~ 35 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
23.8 26.1 ~ 25 fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
71.8 78.3 ~ 75 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
55.4 63.1 ~ 59 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
42.2  fps
116%
Radeon HD 8870M:
47.4 49.9 ~ 49 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
17.5  fps
109%
Radeon HD 8870M:
18.1 20.1 ~ 19 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
59.3  fps
144%
Radeon HD 8870M:
85.5  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
53.2  fps
152%
Radeon HD 8870M:
81.1  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
51  fps
155%
Radeon HD 8870M:
79.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
42.6  fps
122%
Radeon HD 8870M:
51.8  fps
Fifa 13

Fifa 13

2012
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
243.7 266.4 ~ 255 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
186.2 191.7 ~ 189 fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
166 169.8 ~ 168 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
131.2 134.7 ~ 133 fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
72.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
61.1  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
48.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
31.5  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
65.4  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
28.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
16.4  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
183.2  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
138.4  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
101.9  fps
114%
Radeon HD 8870M:
116.3  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
78.1  fps
112%
Radeon HD 8870M:
87.2  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
92.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
54.3  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
50 60.6 ~ 55 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
47.3 63.5 ~ 55 fps
73%
Radeon HD 8870M:
34.5 45.5 ~ 40 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
35.9 36.6 ~ 36 fps
83%
Radeon HD 8870M:
28.8 31.8 ~ 30 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
12.1 12.2 ~ 12 fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
50.8  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
25.1  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
45.3  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
31.2  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
28.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
25.1  fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
70  fps
104%
Radeon HD 8870M:
67.9 77.9 ~ 73 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
46.7  fps
101%
Radeon HD 8870M:
45.8 48.6 ~ 47 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
31.9  fps
116%
Radeon HD 8870M:
35.7 39.1 ~ 37 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
24.4 24.6 ~ 25 fps
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
111.6  fps
119%
Radeon HD 8870M:
132.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
77 77.3 ~ 77 fps
125%
Radeon HD 8870M:
96.2  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
66.2 68.6 ~ 67 fps
127%
Radeon HD 8870M:
85.4  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
43.1 44.4 ~ 44 fps
123%
Radeon HD 8870M:
54.2  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
60  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
55.7  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
40.6  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
20.5  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon HD 8870M:
59.7 60 ~ 60 fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
59.7 60 ~ 60 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
47.8 49.4 ~ 49 fps
Alan Wake

Alan Wake

2012
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
69.5 70.9 ~ 70 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
46.4 48.6 ~ 48 fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
22.4 23.1 ~ 23 fps
Anno 2070

Anno 2070

2011
low 1024x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
128.9 142.9 ~ 136 fps
72%
Radeon HD 8870M:
97.3  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
59.6 74.5 ~ 67 fps
101%
Radeon HD 8870M:
67.6  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
43.5 45 51.7 ~ 47 fps
101%
Radeon HD 8870M:
47.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
20.7 20.8 ~ 21 fps
117%
Radeon HD 8870M:
24.6  fps
low 1280x720
Radeon HD 8870M:
74.9  fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
48.8  fps
135%
Radeon HD 8870M:
61.2 70.8 ~ 66 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
37.5  fps
139%
Radeon HD 8870M:
49.8 54.4 ~ 52 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
23.6  fps
136%
Radeon HD 8870M:
31.4 32 ~ 32 fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
135.7  fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
95.7  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
78.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
51.2  fps
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
49.9 51.5 ~ 51 fps
med. 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
40.2  fps
102%
Radeon HD 8870M:
40 41.4 ~ 41 fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
36.9  fps
106%
Radeon HD 8870M:
36.2 40.8 ~ 39 fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
16.4  fps
116%
Radeon HD 8870M:
18.8 19.9 ~ 19 fps
med. 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
97  fps
high 1366x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
53  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
30  fps
high 1366x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
75.1  fps
126%
Radeon HD 8870M:
94.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
32.6  fps
123%
Radeon HD 8870M:
40.1  fps
Total War: Shogun 2

Total War: Shogun 2

2011
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
145.8  fps
med. 1280x720
Radeon HD 8870M:
55.6  fps
Civilization 5

Civilization 5

2010
low 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
70.7  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
31.2  fps
Mafia 2

Mafia 2

2010
low 800x600
Radeon HD 8870M:
80.4  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
72.4  fps
high 1360x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
65.1  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
43.1  fps
low 800x600
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
123.5  fps
med. 1360x768
100%
Radeon HD 8850M:
87  fps
81%
Radeon HD 8870M:
70.5  fps
high 1600x900
Radeon HD 8870M:
41.8  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
14.9  fps
Resident Evil 5

Resident Evil 5

2009
high 1360x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
71.5  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
64.5  fps
Crysis - GPU Benchmark

Crysis - GPU Benchmark

2007
high 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
42  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
19.2  fps
Crysis - CPU Benchmark

Crysis - CPU Benchmark

2007
high 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
39  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
17.4  fps
World in Conflict - Benchmark

World in Conflict - Benchmark

2007
low 800x600
Radeon HD 8870M:
134  fps
med. 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
58  fps
high 1024x768
Radeon HD 8870M:
48  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
32  fps
World of Warcraft

World of Warcraft

2005
high 1280x1024
Radeon HD 8870M:
59.2  fps
ultra 1920x1080
Radeon HD 8870M:
34.9  fps

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 8850M → 100%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 100%

Average Gaming AMD Radeon HD 8870M → 119%

Average Gaming 30-70 fps → 121%

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