GPUBoss Review Our evaluation of 5870 vs 5430 among all 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

Noise and Power

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

Winner
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 better 3DMark06 score 14,380 vs 3,082 Around 4.8x better 3DMark06 score
Significantly higher clock speed 875 MHz vs 500 MHz 75% higher clock speed
Significantly better 3DMark vantage graphics score 20,160 vs 750 Around 27x better 3DMark vantage graphics score
Significantly higher effective memory clock speed 5,000 MHz vs 1,600 MHz Around 3.2x higher effective memory clock speed
Better PassMark score 2,606 vs 181 Around 14.5x better PassMark score
Significantly higher memory bandwidth 160 GB/s vs 12.8 GB/s Around 12.5x higher memory bandwidth
Better floating-point performance 2,800 GFLOPS vs 80 GFLOPS 35x better floating-point performance
Higher pixel rate 28 GPixel/s vs 2 GPixel/s 14x higher pixel rate
Much better sky diver factor score 198.8 vs 21.51 Around 9.2x better sky diver factor score
Significantly more shading units 1,600 vs 80 1520 more shading units
Higher texture rate 70 GTexel/s vs 4 GTexel/s 17.5x higher texture rate
Significantly more render output processors 32 vs 4 28 more render output processors
More texture mapping units 80 vs 8 72 more texture mapping units
More compute units 20 vs 1 19 more compute units
Significantly higher memory clock speed 1,250 MHz vs 800 MHz More than 55% higher memory clock speed
Better T-Rex score 1.53 frames/s vs -1 frames/s More than 250% better T-Rex score
Better PassMark direct compute score 1,401 vs 57 More than 24.5x better PassMark direct compute score
Wider memory bus 256 bit vs 64 bit 4x wider memory bus
Front view of Mobility Radeon HD 5430

Reasons to consider the
ATi Mobility Radeon HD 5430

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Much lower TDP 7W vs 188W 26.9x lower TDP

Benchmarks Real world tests of Radeon HD 5870 vs Mobility Radeon HD 5430

Bitcoin mining Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870
244.85 mHash/s

Face detection Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870
17.34 mPixels/s

Ocean surface simulation Data courtesy CompuBench

Radeon HD 5870
982 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

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