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GeForce GTX 560 vs Radeon HD 5850

Intro

The GeForce GTX 560 has a core clock speed of 810 MHz and a GDDR5 memory speed of 1001 MHz. It also features a 256-bit memory bus, and uses a 40 nm design. It features 336 SPUs, 56 TAUs, and 32 ROPs.

Compare that to the Radeon HD 5850, which comes with core speeds of 725 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 1440(288x5) SPUs along with 72 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 560 150 Watts
Radeon HD 5850 151 Watts
Difference: 1 Watts (1%)

Memory Bandwidth

As far as performance goes, the GeForce GTX 560 should in theory be just a bit superior to the Radeon HD 5850 in general. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 128128 MB/sec
Radeon HD 5850 128000 MB/sec
Difference: 128 (0%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 5850 is a little bit (more or less 15%) better at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce GTX 560. (explain)

Radeon HD 5850 52200 Mtexels/sec
GeForce GTX 560 45360 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 6840 (15%)

Pixel Rate

If using lots of anti-aliasing is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 560 is a better choice, though not by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX 560 25920 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 5850 23200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 2720 (12%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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GeForce GTX 560

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Radeon HD 5850

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 560 Radeon HD 5850
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year May 2011 September 30, 2009
Code Name GF114 Cypress PRO
Memory 1024 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 810 MHz 725 MHz
Memory Speed 4004 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 150 watts 151 watts
Bandwidth 128128 MB/sec 128000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 45360 Mtexels/sec 52200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 25920 Mpixels/sec 23200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 336 1440(288x5)
Texture Mapping Units 56 72
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 40 nm
Transistors 1950 million 2154 million
Bus PCIe 2.0 x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.1 OpenGL 3.2

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred over the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the interface width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type RAM, the result should be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better the bandwidth is, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, High Dynamic Range and high resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum number of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This figure is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the most pixels the graphics card could possibly write to its local memory in one second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of ROPs by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also sometimes called Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel rate is also dependant on quite a few other factors, especially the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the memory bandwidth is, the lower the ability to reach the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 560

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Radeon HD 5850

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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