|ATI Radeon HD 5830 DirectX-11 Video Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Bruce Normann|
|Thursday, 25 February 2010|
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ATI Radeon HD 5830 Video Card Review
Ever since the introduction of the ATI Radeon HD5770, PC gamers and enthusiasts have been looking at the wide gap between the HD5770 and the HD5850 and knew that it would only be a matter of time before ATI plugged the hole in their product line. ATI is taking a slightly different approach with the Radeon HD5830 video card; selling only the ASIC chips to their Add-In-Board (AIB) partners. In this article Benchmark Reviews is going to demonstrate a prototype ATI Radeon HD 5830 video card, and our benchmark tests are going to put an end to the rumors about the specifications and graphical performance of this highly anticipated GPU.
The Radeon HD 5830 is not a 'reference card' as we know it, because that concept is not being used this time around. We have to wait for the AIB partners to start shipping their own board designs to see what will actually be available in the marketplace. No more slapping a label on a complete card that you buy from ATI's captive supplier... For now though, we have a quick and easy way to assess the performance of the ATI Radeon HD5830 chip, lovingly wrapped in an HD5870 package. Yes, a 5870 package; I'll explain later why this is necessary.
Please follow along as we give you a sneak preview of things to come from some of ATI's AIB Partners.
About the company: ATI
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