ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850: specs and benchmarks

Price now 153$
Games supported 65%
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5850
Mobility Radeon HD 5850
  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 625
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type DDR3, GDDR3, GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 2000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2010
Performance 5.72


ATI started Mobility Radeon HD 5850 sales 7 January 2010. This is Terascale 2 architecture notebook card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 1 GB of DDR3, GDDR3, GDDR5 memory clocked at 2 GHz are supplied, and together with 128 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 64 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Power consumption is at 30 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at


of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3080 Ti.

General info

Of Mobility Radeon HD 5850's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating535
Value for money1.15
ArchitectureTerascale 2
GPU code nameBroadway-PRO
Market segmentLaptop
Release date7 January 2010 (11 years ago)
Price now$153 of 12999 (Quadro GV100)
Value for money

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Technical specs

Mobility Radeon HD 5850's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Mobility Radeon HD 5850's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores800of 15360 (Radeon RX 7900 XT)
Core clock speed625 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Number of transistors1,040 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)30 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate20.00of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance800.0 gflopsof 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Mobility Radeon HD 5850's 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 sizelarge
InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16


Parameters of memory installed on Mobility Radeon HD 5850: 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 typeDDR3, GDDR3, GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount1 GBof 128 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory bus width128 Bitof 8192 (Radeon Instinct MI250X)
Memory clock speed2000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth64 GB/sof 14400 (Radeon R7 M260)
Shared memory-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Mobility Radeon HD 5850. As a rule, this section is relevant only for desktop reference video cards, since for notebook ones the availability of certain video outputs depends on the laptop model.

Display ConnectorsNo outputs

API support

APIs supported by Mobility Radeon HD 5850, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model5.0
OpenGL4.4of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance of Mobility Radeon HD 5850. 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.

ATI Mobility HD 5850 5.72
  • 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.

ATI Mobility HD 5850 5592

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Mobility Radeon HD 5850 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.

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


Relative perfomance

Overall Mobility Radeon HD 5850 performance compared to nearest competitors among notebook video cards.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Mobility Radeon HD 5850 from NVIDIA is GeForce 940MX, which is slower by 1% and lower by 3 positions in our rating.

NVIDIA GeForce 940MX GeForce 940MX

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Mobility Radeon HD 5850:

Similar GPUs

Here is our recommendation of several graphics cards that are more or less close in performance to the one reviewed.

AMD Radeon HD 7870M Radeon HD 7870M
NVIDIA GeForce 9800M GTS SLI GeForce 9800M GTS SLI
AMD Radeon HD 8770M Radeon HD 8770M
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4850 Mobility Radeon HD 4850
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 660M GeForce GTX 660M
AMD Radeon HD 8870M Radeon HD 8870M

User rating

Here you can see the user rating of the graphics card, as well as rate it yourself.

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