Radeon HD 4520 vs Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6

Radeon HD 4520
Memory: 512Mb DDR2DESKTOP
Release date: 2 Dec 2009
Radeon HD 4520
Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6
Memory: 2048Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 11 Mar 2010
Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6
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Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 4520

203 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6 .
Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6

Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 4520Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6
GPU NameRV710 ()vsCypress (Cypress XT)
Fab Process55 nmvs40 nm
Die Size73 mm²vs334 mm²
Transistors242 millionvs2,154 million
Shaders80vs1600
Compute Units1vs20
Core clock600 MHzvs850 MHz
ROPs4vs32
TMUs8vs80

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 4520Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6
Memory TypeDDR2vsGDDR5
Bus Width64 bitvs256 bit
Memory Speed400 MHz
800 MHz effective
vs1200 MHz
4800 MHz effective
Memory Size512 Mbvs2048 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 4520Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6
TDP25 wattsvs228 watts
Release Date2 Dec 2009vs11 Mar 2010

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 4520
    2.40 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6
    27.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 4520
    4.80 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6
    68.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 4520
    6.40 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6
    154.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 4520
    96.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity 6
    2720.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better