GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5870 vs 1050 among all GPUs


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T-Rex, Manhattan, Cloud Gate Factor, Sky Diver Factor and 1 more


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

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Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050 

GPUBoss recommends the Nvidia GeForce GTX 1050  based on its benchmarks and compute performance.

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 5870

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Higher memory bandwidth 160 GB/s vs 112.1 GB/s Around 45% higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 2,800 GFLOPS vs 1,862 GFLOPS More than 50% better floating-point performance
More shading units 1,600 vs 640 960 more shading units
More texture mapping units 80 vs 40 Twice as many texture mapping units
Front view of GeForce GTX 1050

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Significantly higher clock speed 1,354 MHz vs 875 MHz Around 55% higher clock speed
Better PassMark score 4,443 vs 2,606 More than 70% better PassMark score
Higher effective memory clock speed 7,008 MHz vs 5,000 MHz More than 40% higher effective memory clock speed
Higher pixel rate 46.56 GPixel/s vs 28 GPixel/s More than 65% higher pixel rate
Slightly more memory 2,048 MB vs 1,024 MB 2x more memory
Better face detection score 67.49 mPixels/s vs 17.34 mPixels/s Around 4x better face detection score
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,752 MHz vs 1,250 MHz More than 40% higher memory clock speed
Better PassMark direct compute score 2,863 vs 1,401 More than 2x better PassMark direct compute score
Better fire strike factor score 41.35 vs 31.94 Around 30% better fire strike factor score
Significantly lower TDP 75W vs 188W 2.5x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 5870 vs GeForce GTX 1050

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870
128.68 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 1050
271.41 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870
17.34 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 1050
67.49 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870
1,341.97 frames/s
GeForce GTX 1050
1,109.24 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870
GeForce GTX 1050

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

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