Radeon HD 5850 vs GeForce GTX 650

Radeon HD 5850
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 30 Sep 2009
Radeon HD 5850
GeForce GTX 650
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 27 Nov 2013
GeForce GTX 650

Summary

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 5850

Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider GeForce GTX 650

86 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 5850 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports PhysX.
Supports G-Sync.
Supports ShadowPlay (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Based on an outdated architecture (Nvidia Kepler), there are less performance optimizations for current games and applications.

No clear winner declared

We have no data to declare a winner at this time.


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 5850GeForce GTX 650
GPU NameCypress (Cypress PRO)vsGK106 ()
Fab Process40 nmvs28 nm
Die Size334 mm²vs221 mm²
Transistors2,154 millionvs2,540 million
Shaders1440vs384
Compute Units18vs2
Core clock725 MHzvs1058 MHz
ROPs32vs16
TMUs72vs32

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 5850GeForce GTX 650
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs128 bit
Memory Speed1000 MHz
4000 MHz effective
vs1250 MHz
5000 MHz effective
Memory Size1024 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 5850GeForce GTX 650
TDP151 wattsvs65 watts
Release Date30 Sep 2009vs27 Nov 2013

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 5850
    23.20 GP/s
  • GeForce GTX 650
    8.46 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 5850
    52.20 GT/s
  • GeForce GTX 650
    33.90 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 5850
    128.00 GB/s
  • GeForce GTX 650
    80.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 5850
    2088.00 GFLOPs
  • GeForce GTX 650
    812.50 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better