ATI Radeon HD 5850: specs and benchmarks

ATI Radeon HD 5850

Summary

ATI started Radeon HD 5850 sales 30 September 2009 at a recommended price of $299. This is Terascale 2 architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 2 GHz are supplied, and together with 256 Bit memory interface this creates a bandwidth of 128.0 GB / s.

Compatibility-wise, this is 2-slot card attached via PCIe 2.0 x16 interface. Its manufacturer default version has a length of 241 mm. Two 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 151 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 10.67 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA Quadro RTX 6000.

General info

Of Radeon HD 5850's architecture, market type and release date.
Place in performance rating
 
Architecture
Terascale 2
 
Code name
Cypress
 
Type
Desktop
 
Release date
30 September 2009
 
Launch price (MSRP)
$299
 
of 14999 (Quadro Plex 7000)

Technical specs

Radeon HD 5850'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 5850's performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider its benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1440
 
Core clock speed
725 MHz
 
of 1620 (Quadro RTX 5000)
Transistor count
2,154 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
151 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
52.2 GTexel / s
 
Floating-point performance
2,088.0 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 5850'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
 
Length
241 mm
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 

Memory

Parameters of memory installed on 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 type
GDDR5
 
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Memory clock speed
2000 MHz
 
of 14000
Memory bandwidth
128.0 GB / s
 
of 1024 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 5850.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 5850, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11
 
OpenGL
4.4
 
of 4.6

Video card benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance of Radeon HD 5850. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.

Overall benchmark performance

10.67

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

3401

3DMark Vantage Performance

13267

Passmark

2279

3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score

2250

Game benchmarks

Let's see how good Radeon HD 5850 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.

Fortnite

2018

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 5850 performance compared to Fortnite official system requirements.

ATI HD 5850
minimum HD Graphics 4000
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG)

2017

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 5850 performance compared to Playerunknown's Battlegrounds (PUBG) official system requirements.

ATI HD 5850
minimum GeForce GTX 960
recommended GeForce GTX 1060

Overwatch

2016

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 5850 performance compared to Overwatch official system requirements.

ATI HD 5850
minimum Radeon HD 4850
recommended Radeon HD 7950

GTA V

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 5850 performance compared to GTA V official system requirements.

ATI HD 5850
minimum GeForce 9800 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 660

Rainbow Six Siege

2015

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 5850 performance compared to Rainbow Six Siege official system requirements.

ATI HD 5850
minimum GeForce GTX 460
recommended Radeon HD 7970

Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft

2014

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 5850 performance compared to Hearthstone: Heroes of Warcraft official system requirements.

ATI HD 5850
minimum GeForce 6800
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Dota 2

2013

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 5850 performance compared to Dota 2 official system requirements.

ATI HD 5850
minimum GeForce 8600 GT

Counter-Strike: GO

2012

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 5850 performance compared to Counter-Strike: GO official system requirements.

ATI HD 5850
recommended GeForce 6600

League of Legends

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 5850 performance compared to League of Legends official system requirements.

ATI HD 5850
minimum GeForce 6100
recommended GeForce 8800 GT

Minecraft

2009

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 5850 performance compared to Minecraft official system requirements.

ATI HD 5850
minimum Radeon HD 2400
recommended Radeon HD 5870

Diablo III

2012

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 5850 performance compared to Diablo III official system requirements.

ATI HD 5850
minimum GeForce 7800 GT
recommended Radeon HD 4870

FPS tests

Real world test results of Diablo III on Radeon HD 5850.

low / 768p
248
 
medium / 768p
182
 
high / 768p
121
 
ultra / 1080p
91
 

Mass Effect 3

2012

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 5850 performance compared to Mass Effect 3 official system requirements.

ATI HD 5850
minimum GeForce 7900 GT
recommended GeForce 9800 GT

FPS tests

Real world test results of Mass Effect 3 on Radeon HD 5850.

low / 720p
60
 
high / 768p
60
 
ultra / 1080p
60
 

The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim

2011

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 5850 performance compared to The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim official system requirements.

ATI HD 5850
recommended GeForce GTX 260

FPS tests

Real world test results of The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim on Radeon HD 5850.

low / 720p
64
 
medium / 768p
61
 
high / 768p
51
 
ultra / 1080p
41
 

StarCraft 2

2010

Official system requirements

Radeon HD 5850 performance compared to StarCraft 2 official system requirements.

ATI HD 5850
minimum GeForce 7600 GT
recommended GeForce GTX 650

FPS tests

Real world test results of StarCraft 2 on Radeon HD 5850.

low / 768p
192
 
medium / 768p
69
 
high / 768p
67
 
ultra / 1080p
63
 

Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 5850 performance compared to its nearest competitors. All GPU types participate.

NVIDIA equivalent

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 5850 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 460 SE, which is slower by 1% and lower by 4 positions in our rating.

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