Submit Benchmarks!

Submit SSD Benchmark
Submit GPU Benchmark

Compare any two graphics cards:
VS

GeForce 8500 GT vs Radeon HD 5830

Intro

The GeForce 8500 GT comes with clock speeds of 450 MHz on the GPU, and 400 MHz on the 512 MB of DDR2 memory. It features 16 SPUs as well as 8 TAUs and 4 Rasterization Operator Units.

Compare that to the Radeon HD 5830, which makes use of a 40 nm design. AMD has set the core speed at 800 MHz. The GDDR5 RAM runs at a speed of 1000 MHz on this model. It features 1120(224x5) SPUs along with 56 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

Display Graphs

Hide Graphs

Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

GeForce 8500 GT 45 Watts
Radeon HD 5830 175 Watts
Difference: 130 Watts (289%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 5830 should be 900% quicker than the GeForce 8500 GT overall, because of its greater data rate. (explain)

Radeon HD 5830 128000 MB/sec
GeForce 8500 GT 12800 MB/sec
Difference: 115200 (900%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 5830 should be a lot (about 1144%) more effective at anisotropic filtering than the GeForce 8500 GT. (explain)

Radeon HD 5830 44800 Mtexels/sec
GeForce 8500 GT 3600 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 41200 (1144%)

Pixel Rate

If running with a high screen resolution is important to you, then the Radeon HD 5830 is superior to the GeForce 8500 GT, and very much so. (explain)

Radeon HD 5830 12800 Mpixels/sec
GeForce 8500 GT 1800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 11000 (611%)

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

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce 8500 GT

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Radeon HD 5830

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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

Display Specifications

Hide Specifications

Model GeForce 8500 GT Radeon HD 5830
Manufacturer nVidia AMD
Year April 2007 February 25, 2010
Code Name G86 Cypress LE
Memory 512 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 450 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Speed 800 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 45 watts 175 watts
Bandwidth 12800 MB/sec 128000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 3600 Mtexels/sec 44800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 1800 Mpixels/sec 12800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 16 1120(224x5)
Texture Mapping Units 8 56
Render Output Units 4 16
Bus Type DDR2 GDDR5
Bus Width 128-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 80 nm 40 nm
Transistors 210 million 2154 million
Bus PCIe x16, PCI, PCIe x16 2.0 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 3.2

Memory Bandwidth: Bandwidth is the max amount of data (measured in MB per second) that can be transported over the external memory interface within a second. The number is calculated by multiplying the bus width by its memory clock speed. If the card has DDR type memory, it must be multiplied by 2 again. If it uses DDR5, multiply by 4 instead. The better the memory bandwidth, 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 can be processed in one second. This is worked out by multiplying the total amount of texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher this number, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels applied per second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels the video card could possibly write to its local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the amount of ROPs by the clock speed of the card. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - sometimes also referred to as Render Output Units) are responsible for filling the screen with pixels (the image). The actual pixel output rate also depends on many other factors, most notably the memory bandwidth of the card - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the potential to get to the max fill rate.

Display Prices

Hide Prices

GeForce 8500 GT

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

Radeon HD 5830

Amazon.com

Check prices at:

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.

Comments

Be the first to leave a comment!

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


*

WordPress Anti Spam by WP-SpamShield