Radeon Vega 8 vs Radeon HD 5870

Radeon Vega 8
Memory: 0Mb System SharedDESKTOP
Release date: 13 Feb 2018
Radeon Vega 8
Radeon HD 5870
Memory: 1024Mb GDDR5DESKTOP
Release date: 23 Sep 2009
Radeon HD 5870


Reasons to consider Radeon Vega 8

123 watts lower power draw. This might be a strong point if your current power supply is not enough to handle the Radeon HD 5870 .
This is a much newer product, it might have better long term support.
Higher theoretical gaming performance, based on specifications.
Supports Direct3D 12 Async Compute.
Supports FreeSync.
Supports ReLive (allows game streaming/recording with minimum performance penalty).
Supports TrueAudio.

Reasons to consider Radeon HD 5870

Based on an outdated architecture (ATI TeraScale), there are no performance optimizations for current games and applications.

Radeon Vega 8

HWBench recommends Radeon Vega 8

Based on theoretical specifications.


Core Configuration

Radeon Vega 8Radeon HD 5870
GPU NameRaven Ridge ()vsCypress (Cypress XT)
Fab Process14 nmvs40 nm
Die Size210 mm²vs334 mm²
Transistors4,940 millionvs2,154 million
Compute Units8vs20
Core clock300 MHzvs850 MHz

Memory Configuration

Radeon Vega 8Radeon HD 5870
Memory TypeSystem SharedvsGDDR5
Bus WidthSystem Sharedvs256 bit
Memory SpeedSystem Sharedvs1200 MHz
4800 MHz effective
Memory Size0 Mbvs1024 Mb

Additional details

Radeon Vega 8Radeon HD 5870
TDP65 wattsvs188 watts
Release Date13 Feb 2018vs23 Sep 2009

Raw Performance comparison

Pixel Rate

  • Radeon Vega 8
    17.60 GP/s
  • Radeon HD 5870
    27.20 GP/s

GigaPixels - higher is better

Texel Rate

  • Radeon Vega 8
    35.20 GT/s
  • Radeon HD 5870
    68.00 GT/s

GigaTexels - higher is better

Memory bandwidth

  • Radeon Vega 8
    0.00 GB/s
  • Radeon HD 5870
    154.00 GB/s

GB/s - higher is better

Single precision performance

  • Radeon Vega 8
    1126.00 GFLOPs
  • Radeon HD 5870
    2720.00 GFLOPs

GFLOPs - higher is better