GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5870 vs 650 among Desktop GPUs


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 21 more


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


Face Detection, Ocean Surface Simulation and 3 more

Performance per Watt

Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more


Battlefield 3, Battlefield 4, Bioshock Infinite and 32 more

Noise and Power

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


Overall Score

PowerColor Radeon HD 5870 

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

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Differences What are the advantages of each

Front view of Radeon HD 5870

Reasons to consider the
PowerColor Radeon HD 5870

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Much higher battlefield 3 framerate 47.9 fps vs 34 fps More than 40% higher battlefield 3 framerate
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 160 GB/s vs 80 GB/s 2x higher memory bandwidth
Better 3DMark vantage graphics score 20,160 vs 11,600 Around 75% better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Better floating-point performance 2,800 GFLOPS vs 812.5 GFLOPS Around 3.5x better floating-point performance
Better PassMark score 2,606 vs 1,831 More than 40% better PassMark score
Significantly more shading units 1,600 vs 384 1216 more shading units
Higher pixel rate 28 GPixel/s vs 8.46 GPixel/s More than 3.2x higher pixel rate
Slightly better 3DMark 11 graphics score 4,390 vs 2,870 Around 55% better 3DMark 11 graphics score
Higher texture rate 70 GTexel/s vs 33.9 GTexel/s More than 2x higher texture rate
Slightly better 3DMark06 score 14,380 vs 13,180 Around 10% better 3DMark06 score
More texture mapping units 80 vs 32 48 more texture mapping units
More render output processors 32 vs 16 Twice as many render output processors
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 128 bit 2x wider memory bus
Better sky diver factor score 198.8 vs 151.81 More than 30% better sky diver factor score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,401 vs 813 More than 70% better PassMark direct compute score
Front view of GeForce GTX 650

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Colorful GeForce GTX 650

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Higher clock speed 1,058 MHz vs 875 MHz More than 20% higher clock speed
Significantly lower TDP 65W vs 188W 2.9x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 5870 vs GeForce GTX 650

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870
244.85 mHash/s
GeForce GTX 650
23.48 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870
17.34 mPixels/s
GeForce GTX 650
14.09 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870
982 frames/s
GeForce GTX 650
455.37 frames/s

T-Rex (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870
GeForce GTX 650

Manhattan (GFXBench 3.0) Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870
GeForce GTX 650

Fire Strike Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Sky Diver Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Cloud Gate Factor Data courtesy FutureMark

Reviews Word on the street

Radeon HD 5870  vs GeForce GTX 650 

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