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ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850

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The Mobility Radeon HD 3850 was a graphics card by ATI, launched in June 2008. Built on the 55 nm process, and based on the M88 graphics processor, the card supports DirectX 10.1. The M88 graphics processor is an average sized chip with a die area of 192 mm² and 666 million transistors. It features 320 shading units, 16 texture mapping units and 16 ROPs. ATI has placed 512 MB GDDR3 memory on the card, which are connected using a 256-bit memory interface. The GPU is operating at a frequency of 580 MHz, memory is running at 750 MHz.
We recommend the ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3850 for gaming with highest details at resolutions up to, and including, 1280x720.
Its power draw is rated at 35 W maximum. Mobility Radeon HD 3850 is connected to the rest of the system using a PCIe 2.0 x16 interface.

Graphics Processor

GPU Name: M88
Architecture: TeraScale 2
Process Size: 55 nm
Transistors: 666 million
Die Size: 192 mm²

Graphics Card

Released: Jun 4th, 2008
Production Status: End-of-life
Bus Interface: PCIe 2.0 x16

Clock Speeds

GPU Clock: 580 MHz
Memory Clock: 750 MHz
1500 MHz effective


Memory Size: 512 MB
Memory Type: GDDR3
Memory Bus: 256 bit
Bandwidth: 48.0 GB/s

Render Config

Shading Units: 320
TMUs: 16
ROPs: 16
Compute Units: 4
Pixel Rate: 9.28 GPixel/s
Texture Rate: 9.28 GTexel/s
Floating-point performance: 371.2 GFLOPS

Board Design

TDP: 35 W

Graphics Features

DirectX: 10.1
OpenGL: 3.3
OpenCL: n/a
Shader Model: 4.1


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M88 GPU Notes