ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 vs NVIDIA PG506-232

General info

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

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TeraScale 2
GPU code name
Market segment
Launch date
11 March 2010 (11 years ago)
12 April 2021 (less than a year ago)
Launch price (MSRP)
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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
Core clock speed
850 MHz
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Boost clock speed
no data
1440 MHz
Number of transistors
2,154 million
54,200 million
Manufacturing process technology
40 nm
7 nm
Thermal design power (TDP)
228 Watt
165 Watt
Texture fill rate
Floating-point performance
2,720.0 gflops
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Compatibility, dimensions and requirements

Information on 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).

PCIe 2.0 x16
PCIe 4.0 x16
279 mm
267 mm
Supplementary power connectors
1x 6-pin + 1x 8-pin
8-pin EPS


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
Maximum RAM amount
2 GB
24 GB
Memory bus width
256 Bit
3072 Bit
Memory clock speed
4800 MHz
2.4 GB/s
Memory bandwidth
153.6 GB/s
933.1 GB/s

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
6x mini-DisplayPort
No outputs

API support

APIs supported, including particular versions of those APIs.

11.2 (11_0)
Shader Model

Competitors of Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 from NVIDIA

We believe that the nearest equivalent to Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 from NVIDIA is GeForce GTX 660 Ti.

Here are some closest NVIDIA rivals to Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6:

Competitors of PG506-232 from AMD

We believe that the nearest equivalent to PG506-232 from AMD is Radeon RX 5700 XT 50th Anniversary.

Here are some closest AMD rivals to PG506-232:

Advantages of ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6

We are unaware of any advantages of ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 over NVIDIA PG506-232.

Advantages of NVIDIA PG506-232

Much newer (12 April 2021 vs 11 March 2010)

Wider memory bus (3072 vs 256 bit)

More pipelines (3584 vs 1600)

Higher memory bandwidth (933.1 vs 153.6 GB/s)

Finer manufacturing process technology (7 vs 40 nm)

Lower power consumption (165W vs 228W), meaning that the rival with higher TDP might require a better cooler or other thermal solution.

So, which one is the better GPU?

Technical City couldn't decide between ATI Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 and NVIDIA PG506-232. We've got no test results to judge.

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