Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition vs Radeon R7 250X

Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 30 Jun 2010
Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition
Radeon R7 250X
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 13 Feb 2014
Radeon R7 250X
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Summary

Synthetic performance index

  • Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition
    106%
  • Radeon R7 250X
    100%

Relative performance

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition

Around 6% higher average synthetic performance.
Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Reasons to consider Radeon R7 250X

148 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports Mantle.

Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition

HWBench recommends Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition

The Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition is the better performing card based on the synthetic benchmarks used (1 benchmarks).


Specifications

Core Configuration

Radeon HD 5870 Mac EditionRadeon R7 250X
GPU NameCypress (Cypress XT)vsCape Verde (Cape Verde XT)
Fab Process40 nmvs28 nm
Die Size334 mm²vs123 mm²
Transistors2,154 millionvs1,500 million
Shaders1600vs640
Compute Units20vs10
Core clock850 MHzvs950 MHz
ROPs32vs16
TMUs80vs40

Memory Configuration

Radeon HD 5870 Mac EditionRadeon R7 250X
Memory TypeGDDR5vsGDDR5
Bus Width256 bitvs128 bit
Memory Speed1195 MHz
4780 MHz effective
vs1125 MHz
4500 MHz effective
Memory Size1024 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

Radeon HD 5870 Mac EditionRadeon R7 250X
TDP228 wattsvs80 watts
Release Date30 Jun 2010vs13 Feb 2014

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition
    27.20 GP/s
  • Radeon R7 250X
    15.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition
    68.00 GT/s
  • Radeon R7 250X
    38.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition
    153.00 GB/s
  • Radeon R7 250X
    72.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition
    2720.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon R7 250X
    1216.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better

Synthetic benchmarks

3DMark 11

  • Radeon HD 5870 Mac Edition
    4290
  • Radeon R7 250X
    4020

Points (higher is better)