ATI Radeon HD 4860: specs and benchmarks

ATI Radeon HD 4860

Summary

ATI started Radeon HD 4860 sales 9 September 2009. This is TeraScale architecture desktop card based on 55 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 0.5 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 3 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 96.0 GB/s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Two 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 130 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 12.75 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

General info

Of Radeon HD 4860's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
TeraScale
 
Code name
RV790
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
9 September 2009
 

Technical specs

Radeon HD 4860's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of Radeon HD 4860's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
640
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Core clock speed
700 MHz
 
Transistor count
959 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
55 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
130 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
22.40
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
896.0 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 4860's 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).
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 

Memory specs

Parameters of memory installed on Radeon HD 4860: 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
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
0.5 GB
 
of 32
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
3000 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
96.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 4860.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x S-Video
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 4860. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
12.54
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
12014.00
 
 
Unigine Heaven 3.0
1479.55
 
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 4860 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 4860 from NVIDIA is GeForce GT 240 GDDR5, which is faster by 2% and higher by 7 positions in our rating.

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