ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, release date and other general parameters.
Place in performance rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
2.03
 
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Architecture
Terascale 2
 
Ampere
GPU code name
Broadway-XT
 
GN20-E5 GA104
Market segment
Laptop
 
Laptop
Release date
7 January 2010
 
4 January 2021
Price now
$108
 
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Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, 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.
Pipelines / CUDA cores
800
 
5120
Core clock speed
700 MHz
 
1100 MHz
Boost Clock
no data
 
1620 MHz
Transistor count
1,040 million
 
17,400 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
8 nm
Power consumption (TDP)
50 Watt
 
115 Watt
Texture fill rate
28.00
 
287.0
Floating-point performance
1,120.0 gflops
 
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Mobility Radeon HD 5870 and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile 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
 
large
Interface
MXM-B (3.0)
 
PCIe 4.0 x16

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: 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
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
128 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
1000 MHz
 
12 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
64 GB/s
 
320.0 GB/s
Shared memory
-
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Mobility Radeon HD 5870 and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile. 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
 
1x HDMI, 3x DisplayPort
HDMI
-
 
+

API support

APIs supported by Mobility Radeon HD 5870 and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11.2 (11_0)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
5.0
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.4
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
2.0
Vulkan
N/A
 
1.2
CUDA
-
 
8.5

Gaming performance

Let's see how good Mobility Radeon HD 5870 and GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

Advantages of ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870

Less power hungry (50 vs 115 watts)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile

680% faster (about 8 times) in synthetic tests
Much newer (4 January 2021 vs 7 January 2010)
Wider memory bus (256 vs 128 bit)
More pipelines (5120 vs 800)
Higher memory bandwidth (320 vs 64 GB/s)
Finer manufacturing process technology (8 vs 40 nm)

So, Mobility HD 5870 or RTX 3070 Mobile?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 3070 Mobile.
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