Articles & News
Graphics & Displays
Tom's IT Pro
Login | Sign Up
The authority on tech
Radeon HD 5850 or GeForce GTX 260M?
Jun 22, 2010, 10:29 AM
I’m planning on buying my first Laptop very soon (always been a desktop gamer). I’ve settled on the M15x from Alienware and have gone for the following spec:
i7 Processor 720QM (1.60Ghz, 6MB L3 cache)
4096MB 1333MHz Dual Channel DDR3 SDRAM [2x2048]
320GB (7,200rpm) Serial ATA Hard Drive
15.6-inch Wide Full HD Display (1920x1080)
The only problem I’m having is choosing a graphics card, Radeon HD 5850 or GeForce GTX 260M.
Money’s not the issue I just want to know which is better and most future proof?
Jun 23, 2010
radeon 5850 geforce 260m
Jun 22, 2010, 10:56 AM
Both have similar performance.But the 5850 is more future proof as it supports DirectX 11
Jun 22, 2010, 11:13 AM
Yeah I was thinking the 5850 would be better but read that the M15x only allows it to run on DDR3 not DDR5 so can slow performance (sorry if that's not said right I'm not that techy).
But guess the 5850 is still be the choice.
Optiplex 760 Radeon 5850 HD
ATI Radeon HD 5850 or NVIDEA GeForce GTX 560
What is better GeForce GTX 260M or GTX 460M?
GeForce 260M swap?
Radeon HD 7990 And GeForce GTX 690: Bring Out The Big Guns
Can't find your answer ? Ask !
Get the answer
Jun 23, 2010, 12:04 AM
Maybe this will help
Jun 23, 2010, 3:05 AM
get 5850 its way better than GTX 260 such as DX11
Ask a new question
Alienware 17x GeForce 260m missing in action
ATI Radeon HD 4890: Playing To Win Or Played Again?
Question about Alienware M15x Graphics Cards
Radeon HD 7750 vs Geforce GT 640
ATI HD Radeon 5850 or Nvidia GeForce GTX 470
Evga GeForce GT 430 vs HIS Radeon HD 6570
ATI Mobility Radeon HD 4650 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 260M
Geforce GTX 670 vs Radeon HD 7970
GeForce GT 220 or AMD Radeon HD 6530D
Geforce GTX280 and RADEON HD 5770
Deciding between Radeon HD 7950 and Geforce 660 Ti
Radeon or Geforce??
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 650 Ti vs AMD Radeon HD 7850 2gb??
ZOTAC GeForce GTX 670 2GB AMP VS XFX Radeon HD 7970
Subscribe to our newsletter
icon arrow stem circle
About Tom's Hardware
Licensing and Reprints
Other Purch sites
© 2018 Purch All Rights Reserved.