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ATI Radeon HD 5850: specs and benchmarks
- Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
- Core clock speed 725
- Max video memory 1024 MB
- Memory type GDDR5
- Memory clock speed 2000
- Maximum resolution
ATI Radeon HD 5850
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 office use. 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 dual-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
percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.
Of Radeon HD 5850's architecture, market segment and release date.
|Place in performance rating||712|
|Value for money (0-100)||0.68|
|GPU code name||Cypress|
|Release date||30 September 2009 (12 years ago)|
|Launch price (MSRP)||$299|
|Price now||$161 (0.5x MSRP)||of 12122 (Quadro GV100)|
Radeon HD 5850's general performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU base 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 / CUDA cores||1440||of 10752 (GA102)|
|Core clock speed||725 MHz||of 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)|
|Number of transistors||2,154 million||of 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)|
|Manufacturing process technology||40 nm||of 5 (Apple M1 GPU)|
|Thermal design power (TDP)||151 Watt||of 900 (Tesla S2050)|
|Texture fill rate||52.20||of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)|
|Floating-point performance||2,088.0 gflops||of 2918.4 (GRID K340)|
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|
|Supplementary power connectors||2x 6-pin|
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.
|Maximum RAM amount||1 GB||of 80 (A100 SXM4 80 GB)|
|Memory bus width||256 Bit||of 6144 (GRID A100A)|
|Memory clock speed||2000 MHz||of 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)|
|Memory bandwidth||128.0 GB/s||of 1024 (Radeon VII)|
Video outputs and ports
Types and number of video connectors present on Radeon HD 5850. 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||2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort|
APIs supported by Radeon HD 5850, sometimes including their particular versions.
|OpenGL||4.4||of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)|
Non-gaming benchmark performance of Radeon HD 5850. Note that overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
This is our combined benchmark performance rating. We are regularly improving our combining algorithms, but if you find some perceived inconsistencies, feel free to speak up in comments section, we usually fix problems quickly.
- 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
- 3DMark Vantage Performance
3DMark 11 is an obsolete DirectX 11 benchmark by Futuremark. It used four tests based on two scenes, one being few submarines exploring the submerged wreck of a sunken ship, the other is an abandoned temple deep in the jungle. All the tests are heavy with volumetric lighting and tessellation, and despite being done in 1280x720 resolution, are relatively taxing. Discontinued in January 2020, 3DMark 11 is now superseded by Time Spy.
3DMark Vantage is an outdated DirectX 10 benchmark using 1280x1024 screen resolution. It taxes the graphics card with two scenes, one depicting a girl escaping some militarized base located within a sea cave, the other displaying a space fleet attack on a defenseless planet. It was discontinued in April 2017, and Time Spy benchmark is now recommended to be used instead.
This is probably the most ubiquitous benchmark, part of Passmark PerformanceTest suite. It gives the graphics card a thorough evaluation under various load, providing four separate benchmarks for Direct3D versions 9, 10, 11 and 12 (the last being done in 4K resolution if possible), and few more tests engaging DirectCompute capabilities.
Let's see how good Radeon HD 5850 is for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in frames per second. Comparisons with game system requirements are included, but remember that sometimes official requirements may reflect reality inaccurately.
Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:
This video card matches 71% minimum and 61% recommended requirements of all games known to us.
Overall Radeon HD 5850 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.
The nearest Radeon HD 5850's NVIDIA equivalent is GeForce 9800 GTX, which is faster by 1% and higher by 4 positions in our rating.
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