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GeForce GTX 980M vs Radeon HD 5850

Intro

The GeForce GTX 980M makes use of a 28 nm design. nVidia has set the core frequency at 1038 MHz. The GDDR5 memory runs at a speed of 1000 MHz on this model. It features 1536 SPUs as well as 96 TAUs and 64 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 5850, which uses a 40 nm design. AMD has clocked the core frequency at 725 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM is set to run at a frequency of 1000 MHz on this particular card. It features 1440(288x5) SPUs along with 72 TAUs and 32 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce GTX 980M 100 Watts
Radeon HD 5850 151 Watts
Difference: 51 Watts (51%)

Memory Bandwidth

Both cards have exactly the same bandwidth, so theoretically they should have the same performance. (explain)

Texel Rate

The GeForce GTX 980M is quite a bit (approximately 91%) better at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 5850. (explain)

GeForce GTX 980M 99648 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 5850 52200 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 47448 (91%)

Pixel Rate

If using a high screen resolution is important to you, then the GeForce GTX 980M is superior to the Radeon HD 5850, by far. (explain)

GeForce GTX 980M 66432 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 5850 23200 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 43232 (186%)

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 980M

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Specifications

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Model GeForce GTX 980M Radeon HD 5850
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year October 7 2014 September 30, 2009
Code Name GM204 Cypress PRO
Memory 4096 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 1038 MHz 725 MHz
Memory Speed 4000 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 100 watts 151 watts
Bandwidth 128000 MB/sec 128000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 99648 Mtexels/sec 52200 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 66432 Mpixels/sec 23200 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1536 1440(288x5)
Texture Mapping Units 96 72
Render Output Units 64 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 28 nm 40 nm
Transistors (Unknown) million 2154 million
Bus PCIe 3.0 x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 12 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 4.5 OpenGL 3.2

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of information (counted in megabytes per second) that can be moved past the external memory interface in one second. It is worked out by multiplying the card's interface width by its memory speed. If it uses DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 once again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the bandwidth is, the better the card will be in general. It especially helps with anti-aliasing, HDR and high resolutions.

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

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card can possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The figure is worked out by multiplying the number of Raster Operations Pipelines by the the core speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel fill rate also depends on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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GeForce GTX 980M

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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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