ATI Radeon HD 5830 - Plugging The Performance Gap, Again

By Kenny Yeo - 3 Jul 2010

Dawn of War 2 and Battlefield Bad Company 2 Results

Dawn of War 2 and Battlefield Bad Company 2 Results

Our trio of Radeon HD 5830 cards started brightly on Dawn of War 2, coming close to the performance of the more powerful and costly Radeon HD 5850. However, its performance dipped significantly as we increased the resolution. At 1280 x 800, it was only about 5% slower, but at 1920 x 1200, the difference increased to almost 20%. However, it was able to keep pace with the GeForce GTX 465.

On Bad Company 2, the factory overclocked HIS card once again found itself outperforming the reference clocked Gigabyte and MSI cards. And on a whole, the Radeon HD 5830 found itself sandwiched between the Radeon HD 5850 and HD 5770, which has been the case thus far. However, performance on Bad Company 2 leans more towards the less powerful Radeon HD 5770. And while the Radeon HD 5830 was able to keep up with the GeForce GTX 465 on Dawn of War 2, it was unable to do so here.

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