ATI Radeon HD 5850: specs and benchmarks

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ATI Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 5850
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  • Interface PCIe 2.0 x16
  • Core clock speed 725
  • Max video memory 1024 MB
  • Memory type GDDR5
  • Memory clock speed 2000
  • Maximum resolution
Year of release 2009
Performance 2.82
Graphics card Technical data and tests
ATI Radeon HD 5850
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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 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

2.82%

percent of a leader's which is AMD Radeon RX 6900 XT.


General info

Of Radeon HD 5850's architecture, market segment and release date.

Place in performance rating712
Value for money (0-100)0.68
ArchitectureTerascale 2
GPU code nameCypress
Market segmentDesktop
Release date30 September 2009 (12 years ago)
Launch price (MSRP)$299
Price now$161 (0.5x MSRP)of 12122 (Quadro GV100)
Value for money (0-100)

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Technical specs

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 cores1440of 10752 (GA102)
Core clock speed725 MHzof 2233 (Playstation 5 GPU)
Number of transistors2,154 millionof 14400 (GeForce GTX 1080 SLI Mobile)
Manufacturing process technology40 nmof 5 (Apple M1 GPU)
Thermal design power (TDP)151 Wattof 900 (Tesla S2050)
Texture fill rate52.20of 779.2 (Radeon RX 6900 XTX)
Floating-point performance2,088.0 gflopsof 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).

InterfacePCIe 2.0 x16
Length241 mm
Supplementary power connectors2x 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 typeGDDR5
Maximum RAM amount1 GBof 80 (A100 SXM4 80 GB)
Memory bus width256 Bitof 6144 (GRID A100A)
Memory clock speed2000 MHzof 19500 (GeForce RTX 3090)
Memory bandwidth128.0 GB/sof 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 Connectors2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
HDMI+

API support

APIs supported by Radeon HD 5850, sometimes including their particular versions.

DirectX11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model5.0
OpenGL4.4of 4.6 (GeForce GTX 1080 Mobile)
OpenCL1.2
VulkanN/A

Benchmark performance

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


Overall score

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.

ATI HD 5850 2.82
  • 3DMark 11 Performance GPU
  • 3DMark Vantage Performance
  • Passmark

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.

ATI HD 5850 3401

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.

ATI HD 5850 13267

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.

ATI HD 5850 763

Game benchmarks

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.

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Relative perfomance

Overall Radeon HD 5850 performance compared to nearest competitors among desktop video cards.


NVIDIA equivalent

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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