GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5850 vs 540M among Laptop 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

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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

6.9

Overall Score

Winner
ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5850 

GPUBoss recommends the ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5850  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Mobility Radeon HD 5850

Reasons to consider the
ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5850

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Better 3DMark 11 graphics score 9,655 vs 888 More than 10.8x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 4,000 MHz vs 1,800 MHz Around 2.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Much better T-Rex score 3,357.44 vs 1,607.77 More than 2x better T-Rex score
Higher memory bandwidth 64 GB/s vs 28.8 GB/s Around 2.2x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 800 GFLOPS vs 258.05 GFLOPS More than 3x better floating-point performance
Better 3DMark06 score 9,655 vs 7,986 More than 20% better 3DMark06 score
Significantly more shading units 800 vs 96 704 more shading units
More render output processors 16 vs 4 12 more render output processors
Higher pixel rate 8 GPixel/s vs 2.69 GPixel/s Around 3x higher pixel rate
More texture mapping units 40 vs 16 24 more texture mapping units
Higher texture rate 20 GTexel/s vs 10.75 GTexel/s More than 85% higher texture rate
Better CLBenchmark raytrace score 27,127 vs 17,557 Around 55% better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Better sky diver factor score 115.76 vs 66.08 More than 75% better sky diver factor score
Better particle simulation score 147.43 mInteraction/s vs 38.98 mInteraction/s More than 3.8x better particle simulation score
Higher memory clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GT 540M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GT 540M

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Higher clock speed 672 MHz vs 500 MHz Around 35% higher clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Mobility Radeon HD 5850 vs GeForce GT 540M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

GeForce GT 540M
16.69 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Mobility Radeon HD 5850
7.47 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 540M
5.06 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Mobility Radeon HD 5850
512.11 frames/s
GeForce GT 540M
195.01 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

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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