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Radeon HD 5870 vs Radeon R9 M395X

Intro

The Radeon HD 5870 makes use of a 40 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 850 MHz. The GDDR5 memory is set to run at a frequency of 1200 MHz on this particular model. It features 1600(320x5) SPUs as well as 80 TAUs and 32 ROPs.

Compare those specs to the Radeon R9 M395X, which has GPU core speed of 723 MHz, and 4096 MB of GDDR5 memory running at 1250 MHz through a 256-bit bus. It also is made up of 2048 Stream Processors, 128 TAUs, and 32 Raster Operation Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon R9 M395X 125 Watts
Radeon HD 5870 188 Watts
Difference: 63 Watts (50%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon R9 M395X should be a small bit faster than the Radeon HD 5870 overall. (explain)

Radeon R9 M395X 160000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 5870 153600 MB/sec
Difference: 6400 (4%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon R9 M395X is much (about 36%) better at anisotropic filtering than the Radeon HD 5870. (explain)

Radeon R9 M395X 92544 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 5870 68000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 24544 (36%)

Pixel Rate

If using high levels of AA is important to you, then the Radeon HD 5870 is the winner, though not by far. (explain)

Radeon HD 5870 27200 Mpixels/sec
Radeon R9 M395X 23136 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 4064 (18%)

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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Radeon HD 5870

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Radeon R9 M395X

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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 Radeon HD 5870 Radeon R9 M395X
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year September 23, 2009 2015
Code Name Cypress XT Tonga
Memory 1024 MB 4096 MB
Core Speed 850 MHz 723 MHz
Memory Speed 4800 MHz 5000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 188 watts 125 watts
Bandwidth 153600 MB/sec 160000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 68000 Mtexels/sec 92544 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 27200 Mpixels/sec 23136 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 1600(320x5) 2048
Texture Mapping Units 80 128
Render Output Units 32 32
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 40 nm 28 nm
Transistors 2154 million (Unknown) million
Bus PCIe 2.1 x16 PCIe 3.0 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 11 DirectX 12
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.2 OpenGL 4.3

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the largest amount of data (in units of MB per second) that can be moved over the external memory interface within a second. It's calculated by multiplying the card's bus width by its memory speed. In the case of DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The better 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 number of texture map elements (texels) that can be processed per second. This is calculated by multiplying the total number of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The better this number, the better the graphics card will be at handling texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card can possibly record to its local memory in a second - measured in millions of pixels per second. The number is worked out by multiplying the amount of Render Output Units by the the core clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - aka Render Output Units) are responsible for drawing the pixels (image) on the screen. The actual pixel fill 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 potential to reach the maximum fill rate.

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Radeon HD 5870

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Radeon R9 M395X

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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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