Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 vs ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2

Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2

General info

Comparison of Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Generation 7.5
 
TeraScale
Code name
Haswell GT3e
 
M88
Type
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
27 May 2013
 
1 September 2008

Technical specs

Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
320
 
320
Core clock speed
200 MHz
 
660 MHz
Boost Clock
1300 MHz
 
n/d
Transistor count
392 million
 
666 million
Manufacturing process technology
22 nm
 
55 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
30 Watt
 
110 Watt
Texture fill rate
52 GTexel / s
 
10.56 GTexel / s
Floating-point performance
104.0 gflops
 
2x 422.4 gflops

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2 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 size
medium sized
 
large
Interface
PCIe 1.0 x16
 
PCIe 2.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors don't have dedicated memory and use a shared part of system RAM.
Memory type
System Shared
 
GDDR3
Maximum RAM amount
n/d
 
512 MB
Memory bus width
n/d
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
n/d
 
1700 MHz
Memory bandwidth
n/d
 
54.4 GB / s
Shared memory
+
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2.
Display Connectors
No outputs
 
No outputs

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
Quick Sync
+
 
n/d

API support

APIs supported by Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
12.0 (11_1)
 
10.1 (10_1)
OpenGL
4.3
 
3.3

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

Iris Pro Graphics 5200 4.89
ATI Mobility HD 3870 X2 4.89

3DMark Vantage Performance

Iris Pro Graphics 5200 8692 +26.1%
ATI Mobility HD 3870 X2 6895

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200

Much newer (27 May 2013 vs 1 September 2008)
Finer manufacturing process technology (22 vs 55 nm)
Less power hungry (30 vs 110 watts)
Quick Sync (hardware acceleration of video encoding and decoding for Intel CPUs. Speeds up video encoding by times, but at the cost of somewhat lower quality)

Advantages of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2

We are unaware of any advantages of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2 over Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200.

So, Iris Pro Graphics 5200 or Mobility HD 3870 X2?

Technical City couldn't decide between Intel Iris Pro Graphics 5200 and ATI Mobility Radeon HD 3870 X2. The differences in performance seem too small.
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