GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5850 vs 540M


Real world tests using the latest 3D games

BioShock Infinite, Crysis 3, Dead Space 3, Diablo III and 1 more


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

GPUBoss Score

Gaming, Benchmarks and Compute Performance

ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5850 

GPUBoss recommends the ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5850  based on its 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
Significantly 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
Significantly more shading units 800 vs 96 704 more shading units
Significantly 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
Slightly better 3DMark06 score 9,655 vs 7,986 More than 20% better 3DMark06 score
More texture mapping units 40 vs 16 24 more texture mapping units
Higher texture rate 20 GTexel/s vs 10.8 GTexel/s More than 85% higher texture rate
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

Passmark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performance

3DMark 11 Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 11 GPU performance

3DMark Vantage Graphics Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 10 GPU performance

3DMark06 Industry standard benchmark that tests DirectX 9 GPU performance

Passmark Direct Compute Measures performance of general-purpose computing using Microsoft DirectCompute

CLBenchmark Raytrace Measures compute performance using OpenCL to do raytracing


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