ATI Radeon HD 5850 vs NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

General info

Comparison of graphics card architecture, market segment, value for money and other general parameters.

Place in our rating
 
Value for money (0-100)
1.74
 
2.58
Architecture
Terascale 2
 
Turing
GPU code name
Cypress
 
N18E-G2R
Market segment
Desktop
 
Laptop
Release date
30 September 2009 (11 years ago)
 
2 April 2020 (1 year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
$299
 
no data
Price now
$162 (0.5x MSRP)
 
$812

Technical specs

General performance parameters such as number of shaders, GPU core base clock and boost clock speeds, manufacturing process, texturing and calculation speed. These parameters indirectly speak of performance, but for precise assessment you have to consider their benchmark and gaming test results. Note that power consumption of some graphics cards can well exceed their nominal TDP, especially when overclocked.

Pipelines / CUDA cores
1440
 
2560
Core clock speed
725 MHz
 
930 MHz
Boost clock speed
no data
 
1155 MHz
Number of transistors
2,154 million
 
13,600 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
 
12 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
151 Watt
 
80 Watt
Texture fill rate
52.20
 
184.8
Floating-point performance
2,088.0 gflops
 
no data

Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on Radeon HD 5850 and GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 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.

Laptop size
no data
 
large
Interface
PCIe 2.0 x16
 
PCIe 3.0 x16
Length
241 mm
 
no data
Supplementary power connectors
2x 6-pin
 
None

Memory

Parameters of memory installed: its type, size, bus, clock and resulting bandwidth. Note that GPUs integrated into processors have no dedicated VRAM and use a shared part of system RAM.

Memory type
GDDR5
 
GDDR6
Maximum RAM amount
1 GB
 
8 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
 
256 Bit
Memory clock speed
2000 MHz
 
11000 MHz
Memory bandwidth
128.0 GB/s
 
352.0 GB/s
Shared memory
no data
 
-

Video outputs and ports

Types and number of video connectors present on the reviewed GPUs. As a rule, data in this section is precise only for desktop reference ones (so-called Founders Edition for NVIDIA chips). OEM manufacturers may change the number and type of output ports, while for notebook cards availability of certain video outputs ports depends on the laptop model rather than on the card itself.

Display Connectors
2x DVI, 1x HDMI, 1x DisplayPort
 
No outputs
HDMI
+
 
-
G-SYNC support
-
 
+

Technologies

Supported technological solutions. This information will prove useful if you need some particular technology for your purposes.

VR Ready
no data
 
+

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

DirectX
11.2 (11_0)
 
12 Ultimate (12_2)
Shader Model
5.0
 
6.5
OpenGL
4.4
 
4.6
OpenCL
1.2
 
1.2
Vulkan
N/A
 
1.2.140
CUDA
-
 
7.5

Benchmark performance

Non-gaming benchmark performance comparison. 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 7.33
RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 54.45 +642.8%

3DMark 11 Performance GPU

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
RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 27724 +715.2%

3DMark Vantage Performance

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
RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 65101 +390.7%

Passmark

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 1975
RTX 2070 Super Max-Q 14673 +642.9%

Gaming performance

Let's see how good the compared graphics cards are for gaming. Particular gaming benchmark results are measured in FPS.

ATI HD 5850 satisfies 80% minimum and 67% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
80%
Recommended
67%
Minimum
80%
Recommended
67%

RTX 2070 Super Max-Q satisfies 100% minimum and 99% recommended requirements of all games known to us.

Minimum
100%
Recommended
99%
Minimum
100%
Recommended
99%

Here are the average frames per second in a large set of popular games across different resolutions:

 
ATI HD 5850
RTX 2070 Super Max-Q
900p
 
59
no data
1080p
 
57 −86%
106 +86%
1440p
 
no data
73
4K
 
no data
45

Competitors of Radeon HD 5850 from NVIDIA

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.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 5850:

Competitors of GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q from AMD is Radeon RX 6600M, which is slower by 29% and lower by 49 positions in our rating.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q:

Advantages of ATI Radeon HD 5850

Cheaper ($162 vs $812)

Advantages of NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q

642.8% faster (about 7.5 times) in synthetic tests

Much newer (2 April 2020 vs 30 September 2009)

More pipelines (2560 vs 1440)

Higher memory bandwidth (352 vs 128 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (12 vs 40 nm)

Lower power consumption (80W vs 151W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

DLSS

Raytracing

VR Ready

G-SYNC (removes screen tearing by telling the display when to renew the image. Only works with G-SYNC compatible displays)

Vulkan (a contemporary API for graphics acceleration, based on now-discontinued Mantle)

So, which one is the better GPU?

Judging by the results of synthetic and gaming tests, Technical City recommends NVIDIA GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q, since it shows better performance.

Be aware that Radeon HD 5850 is a desktop card while GeForce RTX 2070 Super Max-Q is a notebook one.

Should you still have questions concerning choice between the reviewed GPUs, ask them in Comments section, and we shall answer.

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