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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 better sky diver factor score 183.57 vs 2.27 Around 81x better sky diver factor score
Better PassMark score 2,263 vs 1,535 More than 45% better PassMark score
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
More shading units 1,440 vs 800 640 more shading units
Slightly better floating-point performance 2,088 GFLOPS vs 1,600 GFLOPS More than 30% better floating-point performance
More texture mapping units 72 vs 40 32 more texture mapping units
Slightly higher pixel rate 23.2 GPixel/s vs 16 GPixel/s Around 45% higher pixel rate
More compute units 18 vs 10 8 more compute units
Lower TDP 151W vs 190W More than 20% lower TDP
Front view of Radeon HD 4890

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XFX Radeon HD 4890

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Higher clock speed 1,000 MHz vs 725 MHz Around 40% higher clock speed

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 5850 vs 4890

PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performanceData courtesy Passmark

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 4890

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 5850  vs 4890 

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Radeon HD 5850


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