Radeon HD 5770 vs GeForce GTX 260

Radeon HD 5770
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 13 Oct 2009
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 260
Memory: 896Mb GDDR3DESKTOP
Release date: 16 Jun 2008
GeForce GTX 260

Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 5770

74 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the GeForce GTX 260 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 260

Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Tesla), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.
PhysX support, however PhysX performance on newest games may be poor.

Radeon HD 5770

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 5770

Based on theoretical specifications.


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 5770GeForce GTX 260
GPU NameJuniper (Juniper XT)vsGT200 (G200-100-A2)
Fab Process40 nmvs65 nm
Die Size166 mm²vs576 mm²
Transistors1,040 millionvs1,400 million
Shaders800vs192
Compute Units10vs8
Core clock850 MHzvs576 MHz
ROPs16vs28
TMUs40vs64

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 5770GeForce GTX 260
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR3
Bus Width128 bitvs448 bit
Memory Speed1200 MHz
4800 MHz effective
vs999 MHz
1998 MHz effective
Memory Size1024 Mbvs896 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 5770GeForce GTX 260
TDP108 wattsvs182 watts
Release Date13 Oct 2009vs16 Jun 2008

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 5770
    13.60 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 260
    16.10 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 5770
    34.00 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 260
    36.90 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 5770
    76.80 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 260
    112.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 5770
    1360.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 260
    476.90 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better