NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M vs ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870

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Games supported 66%
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
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  • Interface MXM-B (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 620
  • Max video memory 2 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1500 MHz
  • Maximum resolution
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
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  • Interface MXM-B (3.0)
  • Core clock speed 700
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type DDR3, GDDR3, GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 1000
  • Maximum resolution
Price now 108$
Games supported 66%

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in performance rating477468
Value for money1.863.38
ArchitectureFermi (2010−2014)Terascale 2 (2009−2015)
GPU code nameN12E-GTX2Broadway-XT
Market segmentLaptopLaptop
Release date28 June 2011 (10 years ago)7 January 2010 (12 years ago)
Price now$170 $108
Value for money

To get the index we compare the characteristics of video cards and their relative prices.

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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores384800
CUDA cores384no data
Core clock speed620 MHz700 MHz
Number of transistors1,950 million1,040 million
Manufacturing process technology40 nm40 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)100 Watt50 Watt
Texture fill rate39.7 billion/sec28.00
Floating-point performance952.3 gflops1,120.0 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on GeForce GTX 580M and Mobility Radeon HD 5870 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For notebook video cards it's notebook size, connection slot and bus, if the video card is inserted into a slot instead of being soldered to the notebook motherboard.

Laptop sizelargelarge
Bus supportPCI-E 2.0no data
InterfaceMXM-B (3.0)MXM-B (3.0)
Supplementary power connectorsNoneno data
SLI options+no data

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory typeGDDR5DDR3, GDDR3, GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount2 MB1 GB
Memory bus width256 Bit128 Bit
Memory clock speed1500 MHz1000 MHz
Memory bandwidth96.0 GB/s64 GB/s
Shared memory--

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display ConnectorsNo outputsNo outputs

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

3D Blu-Ray+no data
3D Gaming+no data
Optimus+no data

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX12 API11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model5.15.0
OpenGL4.54.4
OpenCL1.11.2
VulkanN/AN/A
CUDA+no data

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.


Overall score

This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.

GTX 580M 6.97
ATI Mobility HD 5870 7.46
+7%
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance

3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.

GTX 580M 14404
+80.1%
ATI Mobility HD 5870 7999

Mining hashrates

Cryptocurrency mining performance of GeForce GTX 580M and Mobility Radeon HD 5870. Usually measured in megahashes per second.

Bitcoin / BTC (SHA256) 40 Mh/s no data

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

900p42
+35.5%
31
−35.5%
Full HD56
+43.6%
39
−43.6%
1200p42no data

Full HD
Medium Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
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Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
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Battlefield 5 7−8
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7−8
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Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
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7−8
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Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
+0%
7−8
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Far Cry 5 7−8
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7−8
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Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
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7−8
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Forza Horizon 4 7−8
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Hitman 3 7−8
+0%
7−8
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Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
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7−8
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Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
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7−8
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
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Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8
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7−8
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Full HD
High Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
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7−8
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Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
+0%
7−8
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Battlefield 5 7−8
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7−8
+0%
Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
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7−8
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Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
+0%
7−8
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Far Cry 5 7−8
+0%
7−8
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Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
Forza Horizon 4 7−8
+0%
7−8
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Hitman 3 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
Metro Exodus 7−8
+0%
7−8
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Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
+0%
7−8
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%

Full HD
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%
Battlefield 5 7−8
+0%
7−8
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Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
+0%
7−8
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Far Cry 5 7−8
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7−8
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Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
+0%
7−8
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Forza Horizon 4 7−8
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7−8
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7−8
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7−8
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Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8
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7−8
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1440p
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
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7−8
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Hitman 3 7−8
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7−8
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Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
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7−8
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Metro Exodus 7−8
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7−8
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Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
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7−8
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
+0%
7−8
+0%

1440p
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
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7−8
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Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
+0%
7−8
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Battlefield 5 7−8
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7−8
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Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
+0%
7−8
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Far Cry 5 7−8
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7−8
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Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
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7−8
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Forza Horizon 4 7−8
+0%
7−8
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Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8
+0%
7−8
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4K
High Preset

Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 7−8
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7−8
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Hitman 3 7−8
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7−8
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Horizon Zero Dawn 7−8
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7−8
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Metro Exodus 7−8
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7−8
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Red Dead Redemption 2 7−8
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7−8
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Shadow of the Tomb Raider 7−8
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7−8
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The Witcher 3: Wild Hunt 7−8
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7−8
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4K
Ultra Preset

Assassin's Creed Odyssey 7−8
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7−8
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Assassin's Creed Valhalla 7−8
+0%
7−8
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Battlefield 5 7−8
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7−8
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Cyberpunk 2077 7−8
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7−8
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Far Cry 5 7−8
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7−8
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Far Cry New Dawn 7−8
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7−8
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Forza Horizon 4 7−8
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7−8
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Watch Dogs: Legion 7−8
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7−8
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Advantages and disadvantages


Performance rating 6.97 7.46
Novelty 28 June 2011 7 January 2010
Memory bus width 256 128
Memory bandwidth 96 64
Pipelines / CUDA cores 384 800
Thermal design power (TDP) 100 Watt 50 Watt

Technical City couldn't decide between

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 580M

and

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870

The differences in performance seem too small.


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Competitors of GeForce GTX 580M by AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce GTX 580M from AMD is Radeon R7 M275DX, which is nearly equal in speed and is lower by 1 position in our rating.

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Competitors of Mobility Radeon HD 5870 by NVIDIA

The nearest Mobility Radeon HD 5870's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce 9800M GTX SLI, which is faster by 2% and higher by 8 positions in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTX SLI GeForce 9800M GTX SLI
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