ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

General info

Comparison of Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire and GeForce GTX 1660 architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
19.51
 
66.75
Architecture
Terascale 2
 
Turing
Code name
Broadway-XT
 
TU116
Type
Laptop
 
Desktop
Release date
7 January 2010
 
14 March 2019
Launch price (MSRP)
no data
 
$219
Price now
$173
 
$215

Technical specs

Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire and GeForce GTX 1660'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 Crossfire and GeForce GTX 1660's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1600
 
1408
Core clock speed
700 MHz
 
1530 MHz
Boost Clock
no data
 
1785 MHz
Transistor count
no data
 
6,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
12 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
120 Watt
 
120 Watt
Texture fill rate
no data
 
157.1

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire and GeForce GTX 1660 compatibility with other computer components. Useful when choosing a future computer configuration or upgrading an existing one. For desktop video cards it's interface and bus (motherboard compatibility), additional power connectors (power supply compatibility). 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
 
no data
Interface
no data
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
no data
 
229 mm
Supplementary power connectors
no data
 
1x 8-pin

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire and GeForce GTX 1660: 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
 
GDDR5
Maximum RAM amount
2x1 GB
 
6 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
192 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
8004 MHz
Memory bandwidth
no data
 
192.1 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire and GeForce GTX 1660.
Display Connectors
no data
 
1x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort

Technologies

Technological solutions and APIs supported by Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire and GeForce GTX 1660. You'll probably need this information if you need some particular technology for your purposes.
HDMI 1.3a
+
 
no data

API support

APIs supported by Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire and GeForce GTX 1660, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
DirectX 11, Shader 5.0
 
12 (12_1)
OpenGL
no data
 
4.6

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire and GeForce GTX 1660. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

ATI Mobility HD 5870 Crossfire 12.40
GTX 1660 52.71 +325.1%

3DMark Vantage Performance

ATI Mobility HD 5870 Crossfire 13046
GTX 1660 57895 +343.8%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire and GeForce GTX 1660 are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire

More pipelines (1600 vs 1408)
Eyefinity (up to 6 displays)
HD Audio (Dolby True HD, DTS HD)
HDMI 1.3a
Avivo HD (UVD2.2)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660

325.1% faster (about 4.5 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (14 March 2019 vs 7 January 2010)
Wider memory bus (192 vs 128 bit)
Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 40 nm)

So, Mobility HD 5870 Crossfire or GTX 1660?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1660.
Be aware that Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire is a notebook card while GeForce GTX 1660 is a desktop one.
Should you still have questions on choice between Mobility Radeon HD 5870 Crossfire and GeForce GTX 1660, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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