Mobility HD 5870 vs GTX 285M AVADirect Clevo W860CU laptop benchmark review

An interesting review from the guys comparing Mobility HD 5870 from ATI and GTX 285M from Nvidia installed in the AVADirect Clevo W860CU laptop .

One of the benefits of reviewing desktop hardware is the way PCs tend to come together like a combination of Lego bricks. Individual components are typically fairly easy to test against each other, often requiring as little as a simple swap. While notebooks have made great strides in becoming more customizable, testing mobile video hardware can still be a mess. That's why we're fortunate that Clevo produces a notebook capable of supporting top-of-the-line graphics solutions from both AMD and NVIDIA camps, and we're doubly fortunate that AVADirect was kind enough to send us not one but two of their builds based on the Clevo W860CU.

These laptops are configured absolutely identically except for a crucial difference: one is equipped with NVIDIA's flagship GeForce GTX 285M, and the other with AMD's flagship Mobility Radeon HD 5870. These are the fastest (current) single chip mobile graphics solutions from either vendor. NVIDIA just announced their upcoming GeForce GTX 480M, which will boost performance (and power consumption) and very likely take a clear lead over today's combatants, but we'll hold off on saying more about the 480M until we can actually get one for testing.

AVADirect Clevo W860CU Specifications
Processor Intel Core i7 820QM
(4x1.73GHz, 45nm, 8MB L3, Turbo to 3GHz, 45W)
Memory 2x2GB DDR3-1333 (Max 2x4GB)
Graphics ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5870 1GB GDDR5
(800 Stream Processors, 750MHz/4GHz Core/RAM clocks)

(128 CUDA Cores, 576MHz/1.5GHz/2GHz Core/Shader/RAM clocks)
Display 15.6" LED Glossy 16:9 1080p (1920x1080)
Hard Drive(s) Corsair 128GB Nova Series SSD
Optical Drive Blu-ray and DVD+/-RW Drive
Battery 3-Cell, 12V, 42Wh battery
Operating System Windows 7 Home Premium 64-bit
Pricing $2477.12 (Radeon HD 5870)
$2555.60 (GTX 285M) as configured from AVADirect

Laptop Pictures:

 ATI Mobility HD 5870


    * Engine clock speed: 700 MHz
    * Processing power (single precision): 1.12 TeraFLOPS
    * Polygon throughput: 700M polygons/sec
    * Data fetch rate (32-bit): 112 billion fetches/sec
    * Texel fill rate (bilinear filtered): 28 Gigatexels/sec
    * Pixel fill rate: 11.2 Gigapixels/sec
    * Anti-aliased pixel fill rate: 44.8 Gigasamples/sec
    * Memory clock speed: 1.0 GHz
    * Memory data rate: 4.0 Gbps
    * Memory bandwidth: 64 GB/sec
    * TDP: 50 Watts

Nvidia Geforce GTX 285M

GeForce GTX 285M is NVIDIA’s fastest notebook GPU for extreme gamers.

Simply the Fastest
NVIDIA® GeForce® GTX 285M notebook GPUs deliver blistering fast framerates for the most intense gaming experience.

Real-World Gaming Effects
Gaming is becoming more and more realistic. NVIDIA® PhysX™ technology enables a totally new class of physical gaming interaction for a more dynamic and realistic gaming experience – filled with lifelike explosions, natural water, and cloth that drapes and tears naturally.


GPU Engine Specs:
CUDA Cores128
Processor Clock (MHz)1500 MHz
Texture Fill Rate (billion/sec)38 
Memory Specs:
Memory Clock (MHz)Up to 1020 
Standard Memory Config1  GB GDDR3
Memory Interface Width256-bit
Memory Bandwidth (GB/sec)61
MXM TypeMXM 3.0 Type-B
Feature Support:
NVIDIA SLI®-ready 2-Way
NVIDIA PureVideo® Technology HD
NVIDIA PhysX™-readyyes
NVIDIA CUDA™ Technologyyes
HybridPower™ Technologyyes
Microsoft DirectX10
Bus SupportPCI-E 2.0 
Certified for Windows 7
PowerMizer Power Management8.0

 Benchmark Tests

Mobility HD 5870 vs GTX 285M AVADirect Clevo W860CU laptop benchmark review Mobility HD 5870 vs GTX 285M AVADirect Clevo W860CU laptop benchmark review Reviewed by Mhr on 10:13 Rating: 5

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