GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5870 vs 460M among Laptop GPUs over 35W TDP

Gaming

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more

Graphics

T-Rex, Manhattan, Sky Diver Factor and Fire Strike Factor

Computing

Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Value

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 31 more

Noise and Power

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

Winner
ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5870 

GPUBoss recommends the ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5870  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Mobility Radeon HD 5870

Reasons to consider the
ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5870

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Significantly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 12,830.5 vs 1,623 Around 8x better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher effective memory clock speed 4,000 MHz vs 2,500 MHz 60% higher effective memory clock speed
Significantly better manhattan score 3,719.68 vs 2,688.05 Around 40% better manhattan score
Better floating-point performance 1,120 GFLOPS vs 518.4 GFLOPS Around 2.2x better floating-point performance
More shading units 800 vs 192 608 more shading units
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 625 MHz 60% higher memory clock speed
Better ocean surface simulation score 585.97 frames/s vs 391.55 frames/s Around 50% better ocean surface simulation score
Front view of GeForce GTX 460M

Reasons to consider the
Nvidia GeForce GTX 460M

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More render output processors 24 vs 16 8 more render output processors
Wider memory bus 192 bit vs 128 bit 50% wider memory bus

Benchmarks Real world tests of Mobility Radeon HD 5870 vs GeForce GTX 460M

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Mobility Radeon HD 5870
98.61 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 460M
32.96 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Mobility Radeon HD 5870
8.23 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 460M
11.12 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Mobility Radeon HD 5870
585.97 frames/s
GeForce GTX 460M
391.55 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

Comments

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How does the 460M rate higher than the Mobility 5870? Makes no sense. The 460M uses less power, that's about the only metric where it actually beats the 5870.
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