GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5850 vs 650 among Desktop 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

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Too close to call

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ATi Radeon HD 5850

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Front view of Radeon HD 5850

Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 5850

Reasons to consider the
ATi Radeon HD 5850

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Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 40.2 fps vs 34 fps Around 20% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Higher memory bandwidth 128 GB/s vs 80 GB/s 60% higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark06 score 15,598 vs 13,180 Around 20% better 3DMark06 score
Better floating-point performance 2,088 GFLOPS vs 812.5 GFLOPS More than 2.5x better floating-point performance
Significantly more shading units 1,440 vs 384 1056 more shading units
Slightly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 14,028 vs 11,600 More than 20% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Higher pixel rate 23.2 GPixel/s vs 8.46 GPixel/s Around 2.8x higher pixel rate
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
More texture mapping units 72 vs 32 40 more texture mapping units
Higher texture rate 52.2 GTexel/s vs 33.9 GTexel/s Around 55% higher texture rate
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Better sky diver factor score 183.57 vs 151.81 More than 20% better sky diver factor score
Front view of GeForce GTX 650

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,058 MHz vs 725 MHz More than 45% higher clock speed
Higher effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz vs 4,000 MHz 25% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher memory clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 1,000 MHz 25% higher memory clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 65W vs 151W 2.3x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 5850 vs GeForce GTX 650

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5850
16.47 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 650
14.09 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5850
1,109.61 frames/s
GeForce GTX 650
455.37 frames/s

Particle simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5850
227.55 mInteraction/s
GeForce GTX 650
163.94 mInteraction/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5850
3,357.32
GeForce GTX 650
3,352.38

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5850
3,703.81
GeForce GTX 650
3,493.04

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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