ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870: specs and benchmarks

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870

Summary

ATI started Mobility Radeon HD 5870 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 1000 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 MXM-B (3.0) interface. Power consumption is at 50 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 8.37 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3090.

General info

Of Mobility Radeon HD 5870's architecture, market type and release date.

Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.85
 
Architecture
Terascale 2
 
GPU code name
Broadway-XT
 
Market segment
Laptop
 
Release date
7 January 2010
 
Price now
$108
 

Technical specs

Mobility Radeon HD 5870's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Mobility Radeon HD 5870's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
800
 
of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed
700 MHz
 
Transistor count
1,040 million
 
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
28.00
 
Floating-point performance
1,120.0 gflops
 
of 2918.4 (GRID K340)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Mobility Radeon HD 5870'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 size
large
 
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Mobility Radeon HD 5870: 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
DDR3, GDDR3, GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
of 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth
64 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon VII)
Shared memory
-
 

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Mobility Radeon HD 5870. 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 Connectors
No outputs
 

API support

APIs supported by Mobility Radeon HD 5870, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX
11.2 (11_0)
 
Shader Model
5.0
 
OpenGL
4.4
 
OpenCL
1.2
 
Vulkan
N/A
 

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Mobility Radeon HD 5870. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

8.37

3DMark Vantage Performance

7999

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Mobility Radeon HD 5870 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Comparisons with system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect real performance inaccurately.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Mobility Radeon HD 5870 from NVIDIA is GeForce 9800M GTX SLI, which is nearly equal in speed and higher by 1 position in our rating.

User rating

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