ATI Radeon HD 5830 - Plugging The Performance Gap, Again

By Kenny Yeo - 3 Jul 2010

Crysis Warhead and Far Cry 2 Results

Crysis Warhead Results

On Crysis Warhead, we noticed the HIS card taking a lead against the Gigabyte and MSI cards, which is not surprising seeing that it is factory overclocked. We also noticed that the performance of the Radeon HD 5830 is, once again, in the middle between the Radeon HD 5850 and HD 5770. It was also able to keep up with the GeForce GTX 465, but showed signs of slowing down when we enabled anti-aliasing.


Far Cry 2 Results

Far Cry 2 is a game that has traditionally been dominated by the NVIDIA cards, and it was the same here. The GeForce GTX 470 is by far the fastest card, and even the less powerful GeForce GTX 465 could give the Radeon HD 5850 a run for its money.

The Radeon HD 5830 continues to perform in between the Radeon HD 5850 and HD 5770, but we noticed that its performance dipped quite a bit when 8x anti-aliasing was enabled. With 8x anti-aliasing enabled, its performance was only about on a par with the Radeon HD 5770. The cut in the number of ROP units seem to be the cause for this.

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