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 10.42 percent of a leader's which is NVIDIA TITAN Xp.

General info

Info on video card type (desktop or notebook), its architecture and sales start time and price.
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

Quantitative parameters such as shaders number, GPU core clock, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly say of video card performance, but to be more precise you have to review it's benchmark and gaming test results.
Pipelines
1440
 
of 8192 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Core clock speed
725 MHz
 
of 1607
Transistor count
2,154 million
 
of 21100 (Tesla V100 PCIe)
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
Power consumption (TDP)
151 Watt
 
of 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate
52.2
 
of 512 (Radeon Pro Duo)
Floating-point performance
2,088.0 gflops
 
of 16384 (Radeon Pro Duo)

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on video card 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 the 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 the video card - type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. 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 (FirePro S9300 X2)
Memory clock speed
4000 MHz
 
of 11408 (TITAN Xp)
Memory bandwidth
128.0 GB/s
 
of 1024 (FirePro S9300 X2)

Video outputs and ports

Video connectors present on the video card. Mostly actual for desktop video cards since notebook ones' available video connectors vastly depend on the notebook model.
Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 

API support

APIs supported by video card, sometimes including their particular versions.
DirectX
11
 

Video card benchmarks performance

Non-gaming benchmarks performance. Overall benchmark performance is measured in points in 0-100 range.
Overall benchmark performance
10.42
 
 
3DMark 11 Performance GPU
3401.00
 
 
3DMark Vantage Performance
13267.00
 
 
3DMark Fire Strike Graphics Score
2250
 
 

Game benchmarks (in FPS)

How good for gaming a particular GPU is. Gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS. Overall gaming performance is a number in 0-100 range, and the older the game, the less impact it has on the overall grade of the video card.
Overall gaming performance
35.15
 
 
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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