ATI Radeon HD 5830 - Plugging The Performance Gap, Again

By Kenny Yeo - 3 Jul 2010

Test Setup

Test Setup

The cards will be tested using our high-end X58 system with the following specifications:

  • Intel Core i7-975 (3.33GHz)
  • Gigabyte GA-EX58-UD4P motherboard
  • 3 x 1GB DDR3-1333 OCZ memory in triple channel mode
  • Seagate 7200.10 200GB SATA hard drive
  • Windows 7 Ultimate

With the HIS HD 5830 iCooler V Turbo sporting higher clock speeds, we are expecting it to come out tops against the Gigabyte HD 5830 and MSI R5830 Twin Frozr II, both of which are running on reference clock speeds.

But what's of more interest to us is how the Radeon HD 5830 performs in comparison to the Radeon HD 5850 and HD 5770; and of course against its rivals from the green camp, namely the recently anounced GeForce GTX 465.

The full list of tested cards and their driver versions:

  • Gigabyte HD 5830 (Catalyst 10.5)
  • HIS HD 5830 iCooler V Turbo (Catalyst 10.5)
  • MSI R5830 Twin Frozr II (Catalyst 10.5)
  • ATI Radeon HD 5850 (Catalyst 10.6)
  • ATI Radeon HD 5770 (Catalyst 10.5)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 465 (ForceWare 257.21)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 470 (ForceWare 197.41)
  • NVIDIA GeForce GTX 285 (ForceWare 196.24)

The list of benchmark used are as follows:

  • Futuremark 3DMark Vantage
  • Crysis Warhead
  • Far Cry 2
  • Warhammer: Dawn of War 2
  • Battlefield Bad Company 2
  • “Heaven" from Unigine v1.0
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat
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