ATI HD 5870 VS GTX 285 Benchmarks test All in one Review

ATI HD 5870 VS GTX 285 All in one Reviews

Lets begin with the Specifications of each card .

ATI HD 5870 Specificatons :

HD 5870: +10% to +155% over GTX 285 (in 17 games, total 40 configurations), -25% to +95% compared to GTX 295* with AA/AF enabled (AA: 2x-8x, AF: 8x/16x, in 16 games)
HD 5870 CrossFireX: (2 GPU) +/-0% to +90% over GTX 295 SLI*, (3 GPU) +10% to +160% over GTX 295 SLI* (in 15 games)

HD 5850: -25% to +120% over GTX 285 (in 19 games, total 50 configurations)
HD 5870 info :
"The GPU will be very tiny. The die is supposedly 205 mm². Compare this to the RV770 being 256 mm², and the GTX 280 being a big 576 mm².
DirectX 11 is most certainly going to be there. DX11 is generally accepted to be happening in mid 2009, probably with the first DX11 games coming out in the third quarter of 2009. My prediction is going to be that DX11 will actually bring some significant changes, and will exist, unlike DX10, which came (and will leave) with hardly anyone noticing. (And no, you will not have to upgrade to Windows 7 for DX11 -- it'll be a download for Vista.)
ATI looks like it'll stick with GDDR5 memory, tied to a 512 bit memory interface. The source pins the memory bandwidth at 150-160 GB/s, which seems completely reasonable." (

ATI HD 5870 :

Features & Benefits

    * Get unrivalled visual quality and intense gaming performance and for today and tomorrow with support for Microsoft® DirectX® 11
    * With ATI Eyefinity technology get the ultimate immersive gaming experience innovative ‘wrap around’ multi-display capabilities2,4
    * Tap into the massive parallel processing power of your GPU with ATI Stream technology and tackle demanding tasks like video transcoding with incredible speed3,5
    * Feel the brute strength of more than 2 teraFLOPS plowing through the most demanding games
    * Experience the speed, responsiveness and performance of ultra-high bandwidth GDDR5 memory
    * ATI CrossFireX™ technology with multi-GPU support offers advanced scalability
• 1GB GDDR5 memory
• ATI Eyefinity technology with support for up to three displays*
• ATI Stream technology*
• Designed for DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL
• Accelerated Video Transcoding (AVT)*
• Compliant with DirectX® 11 and earlier revisions
• Supports OpenGL 3.1
• ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU support for highly scalable performance*
• ATI Avivo™ HD video and display technology*
• Dynamic power management with ATI PowerPlay™ technology*
• PCI Express® 2.0 support

Key Advantage :
The World’s 1st DirectX® 11 Product
- Full DirectX® 11 support enables intense gaming performance unrivalled image quality with stunning 3D visual effects, realistic lighting and lifelike imagery

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ATI Eyefinity - Run up to 3 displays from a single graphics board and expand your gaming field of view across all displays*

ATI Stream - Tap into the massiveparallel processing power of • your GPU and tackle demanding tasks like video transcoding • with incredible speed

• More than 2 teraFLOPS processing Power!
• OpenGL3.1, DirectCompute 5.0 and OpenCL, ATI Avivo™ HD, CrossfireX, UVD2, 1080p, HDMI Support.

Microsoft® Windows 7®
• Enjoy all the benefits of Microsoft Windows 7® with ATI Radeon™
• HD 5800 Series GPUs which are designed to provide an exceptional experience for the upcoming operating system.
• HIS Radeon graphics chips and Windows 7 graphics driver draws
• Windows incredibly efficiently - helping to save system memory and enable a superior Windows experience. The Windows 7 Aero desktop was designed using the DirectX 11 API, for which ATI 5800 Series of products provide full support. Besides, they fully supports the new Direct2D API - enabling enhanced 2D graphics features, and anti-aliased text to make applications running under the • Windows 7 desktop look amazingly smooth and readable. 


Specificatons :
    * Engine clock speed: 850 MHz
    * Processing power (single precision): 2.72 TeraFLOPS
    * Processing power (double precision): 544 GigaFLOPS
    * Polygon throughput: 850M polygons/sec
    * Data fetch rate (32-bit): 272 billion fetches/sec
    * Texel fill rate (bilinear filtered): 68 Gigatexels/sec
    * Pixel fill rate: 27.2 Gigapixels/sec
    * Anti-aliased pixel fill rate: 108.8 Gigasamples/sec
    * Memory clock speed: 1.2 GHz
    * Memory data rate: 4.8 Gbps
    * Memory bandwidth: 153.6 GB/sec
    * Maximum board power: 188 Watts
    * Idle board power: 27 Watts

GeForce GTX 285

Features and benefits:
The GeForce 200 Series is the tenth generation of Nvidia's GeForce graphics processing units. The series also represents the continuation of the company's unified shader architectureGeForce 8 Series and the GeForce 9 Series. Its primary competition came from ATI's Radeon HD 4000 series. introduced with the
The GeForce GTX 280 and GTX 260 are based on the same processor core. During the manufacturing process, GTX chips are binned and separated through defect testing of the core's logic functionality. Those that fail to meet the GTX 280 hardware specification are re-tested and binned as GTX 260 (which is specified with fewer stream processors, less ROPS and a narrower memory bus). In late 2008, in order to create more parity between the GTX 260 and the competing HD 4870, Nvidia re-released the GTX 260 with 216 stream processors up from 192. Effectively, there are two GTX 260 cards in production with non-trivial performance differences.

Experience the hottest games at mind blowing frame rates, or go beyond traditional 3D graphics with Graphics Plus™ and experience GPU-accelerated NVIDIA® PhysX™ gaming effects, Stereoscopic 3D, and lightning fast video and image processing. 

Specifications :
GPU Engine Specs:
CUDA Cores240
Graphics Clock (MHz)648 MHz
Processor Clock (MHz)1476 MHz
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec)51.8
Memory Specs:
Memory Clock (MHz)1242 MHz
Standard Memory Config1  GB GDDR3
Memory Interface Width512-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)159.0

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ATI HD5870 VS Nvidia GTX285 Benchmark Test

Here is some of the important basics benchmark snapshots taken from most popular benchmarks websites comparing the Radeon HD5870 with Nvidia GTX200 series.

Relative Performance to HD5870 : (by

Resident evil 5 Benchmark "tomsHW":

Crysis warhead FPS Benchmark test :

3DMark Vantage Extrem Test ATI HD 5870 VS GTX 285 

Power consumption :

Now lets wait for the Nvidia DX11 fermi GTX400 series test and see the difference ! to be continued...
UPDATE: the official GTX480 Benchmark Test is out take a look HERE
ATI HD 5870 VS GTX 285 Benchmarks test All in one Review ATI HD 5870 VS GTX 285 Benchmarks test All in one Review Reviewed by Mhr on 13:06 Rating: 5


  1. Anonymous23:53

    nice review !!

  2. Anonymous08:13

    Lack of CUDA, lack of PhysX, ATI = junk. Wait till the GTX 300's come out, save your money.

  3. Anonymous13:12

    CUDA and PhysX = lame and unnecessary, nice job ATI. VERY impressive card.

  4. Anonymous11:27

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  5. Anonymous20:49

    Good joke little early for April 1st

  6. Anonymous10:07

    Review for ati fan only ? gtx suck???!

  7. Anonymous08:04

    haha, die hard Nvidia fan boys... ATI is clearly a better hard shown in these tests... even with Crysis being a Nvida bias game... ATI is the best so far. Accept it

  8. Anonymous12:26

    Great review :)

    Almost makes me cry I downgraded to GTX 285, but ATI really are jerks when it comes to Linux support, otherwise I love them.


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