ATI Radeon HD 5850 technical specs and benchmarks

ATI Radeon HD 5850

Summary

ATI started Radeon HD 5850 sales 30 September 2009 at a recommended price of 299 USD. This is a TeraScale 2 architecture desktop card based on 40 nm manufacturing process and primarily aimed at gamers. 1 GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 4 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. An additional 2 6-pin power connectors are required, and power consumption is at 151 Watt.

It provides poor gaming and benchmark performance at 8.57 percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon R9 390 X2.

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 USD
 
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
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
725 MHz
 
Transistor count
2,154 million
 
of 21100
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
of 12
Power consumption (TDP)
151 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
52.2
 
of 20896 (Tesla M10)
Floating-point performance
2,088.0 gflops
 

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). 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.
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
Length
241 mm
 
Width
2-slot
 
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 

Memory specs

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
 
of 32 (Tesla M10)
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
4000 MHz
 
Memory bandwidth
128.0 GB/s
 
of 11404 (GRID K1)

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
 

Video card benchmarks 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
8.57
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
3401.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
13267.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
2250
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

Let's see how good Radeon HD 5850 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS, while overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade.
Overall gaming performance
1.39
 
 
Games benchmarked by notebookcheck.net
Diablo III (2012)
low / 768p
248.30
 
medium / 768p
181.60
 
high / 768p
121.20
 
ultra / 1080p
91.40
 
The Elder Scrolls V: Skyrim (2011)
low / 720p
64.40
 
medium / 768p
60.50
 
high / 768p
51.10
 
ultra / 1080p
40.80
 
Crysis - CPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
134.10
 
medium / 768p
67.50
 
high / 768p
57.10
 
ultra / 1080p
29.50
 
Crysis - GPU Benchmark (2007)
low / 768p
108.40
 
medium / 768p
66.40
 
high / 768p
55.20
 
ultra / 1080p
31.80
 

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