GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5850 vs 540M


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

BioShock Infinite and Diablo III


Synthetic tests to measure overall performance

PassMark, 3DMark 11 Graphics, 3DMark Vantage Graphics and 3DMark06

Compute Performance

General computing tests executed on the GPU

PassMark Direct Compute and CLBenchmark Raytrace

No winner declared

Too close to call

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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
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 GFLOPS More than 3x better floating-point performance
Much better T-Rex score 3,357.44 vs 1,607.77 More than 2x better T-Rex score
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 texture rate 20 GTexel/s vs 10.8 GTexel/s More than 85% higher texture rate
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
Better CLBenchmark raytrace score 27,127 vs 17,557 Around 55% better CLBenchmark raytrace score
Better cloud gate factor score 11.3 vs 7.87 Around 45% better cloud gate factor score
Better video composition score 19.28 frames/s vs 8.35 frames/s More than 2.2x better video composition score
Better sky diver factor score 114.02 vs 66.15 More than 70% better sky diver factor score
Higher memory clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 900 MHz More than 10% higher memory clock speed
Front view of GeForce GT 540M

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Nvidia GeForce GT 540M

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Higher clock speed 672 MHz vs 500 MHz Around 35% higher clock speed
Better manhattan score 2,198.17 vs 1,766.4 Around 25% better manhattan score

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

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Mobility Radeon HD 5850
85.57 mHash/s
GeForce GT 540M
16.72 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Mobility Radeon HD 5850
7.46 mPixels/s
GeForce GT 540M
5.26 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Mobility Radeon HD 5850
512.13 frames/s
GeForce GT 540M
194.59 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Mobility Radeon HD 5850
147.87 mInteraction/s
GeForce GT 540M
38.95 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (Compubench 1.5) Data courtesy CompuBench

Mobility Radeon HD 5850
0.49 frames/s
GeForce GT 540M
0.57 frames/s

Video composition Data courtesy CompuBench

Mobility Radeon HD 5850
19.28 frames/s
GeForce GT 540M
8.35 frames/s


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