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Written by Bruce Normann   
Friday, 26 March 2010
Table of Contents: Page Index
XFX Radeon HD5830 DX11 Video Card
XFX Radeon HD5830 Features
ATI Radeon HD5830 Specifications
Closer Look: XFX Radeon HD 5830
Detailed Features: XFX Radeon HD 5830
Video Card Testing Methodology
3DMark Vantage Benchmarks
Crysis Benchmark Results
Devil May Cry 4 Benchmark
Far Cry 2 Benchmarks
Resident Evil 5 Benchmarks
Unigine - Heaven Benchmarks
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Call of Pripyat Benchmarks
XFX Radeon HD5830 Temperature
VGA Power Consumption
Radeon HD 5830 Final Thoughts
XFX Radeon HD 5830 Conclusion

Video Card Testing Methodology

This is the beginning of a new era for testing at Benchmark Reviews. With the imminent release of Windows7 to the marketplace, and given the prolonged and extensive pre-release testing that occurred on a global scale, there are compelling reasons to switch all testing to this new, and highly anticipated, operating system. Overall performance levels of Windows 7 have been favorably compared to Windows XP, and there is solid support for the 64-bit version, something enthusiasts have been anxiously awaiting for several years.

Our site polls and statistics indicate that the over 90% of our visitors use their PC for playing video games, and practically every one of you are using a screen resolutions mentioned above. Since all of the benchmarks we use for testing represent different game engine technology and graphic rendering processes, this battery of tests will provide a diverse range of results for you to gauge performance on your own computer system. All of the benchmark applications are capable of utilizing DirectX 10, and that is how they were tested. Some of these benchmarks have been used widely for DirectX 9 testing in the XP environment, and it is critically important to differentiate between results obtained with different versions. Each game behaves differently in DX9 and DX10 formats. Crysis is an extreme example, with frame rates in DirectX 10 only about half what was available in DirectX 9.

At the start of all tests, the previous display adapter driver is uninstalled and trace components are removed using Driver Cleaner Pro.We then restart the computer system to establish our display settings and define the monitor. Once the hardware is prepared, we begin our testing. According to the Steam Hardware Survey published at the time of Windows 7 launch, the most popular gaming resolution is 1280x1024 (17-19" standard LCD monitors) closely followed by 1024x768 (15-17" standard LCD). However, because these resolutions are considered 'low' by most standards, our benchmark performance tests concentrate on the up-and-coming higher-demand resolutions: 1680x1050 (22-24" widescreen LCD) and 1920x1200 (24-28" widescreen LCD monitors). Radeon-HD5830_GPU-Z.png

Each benchmark test program begins after a system restart, and the very first result for every test will be ignored since it often only caches the test. This process proved extremely important in the World in Conflict benchmarks, as the first run served to cache maps allowing subsequent tests to perform much better than the first. Each test is completed five times, the high and low results are discarded, and the average of the three remaining results is displayed in our article.

Test System

  • Motherboard: ASUS M4A79T Deluxe (2205 BIOS)
  • System Memory: 2x 2GB OCZ Reaper HPC DDR3 1600MHz (7-7-7-24)
  • Processor: AMD Phenom II 720 Black Edition (Overclock to 3.6 GHz)
  • CPU Cooler: CoolerMaster Hyper Z600
  • Video: XFX Radeon HD5830, HD-583X-ZNFV
  • Drive 1: OCZ Summit SSD, 60GB
  • Optical Drive: Sony NEC Optiarc AD-7190A-OB 20X IDE DVD Burner
  • Enclosure: CM STORM Sniper Gaming Case
  • PSU: Corsair CMPSU-750TX ATX12V V2.2 750Watt
  • Monitor: SOYO 24"; Widescreen LCD Monitor (DYLM24E6) 1920X1200
  • Operating System: Windows 7 Ultimate Version 6.1 (Build 7600)

Benchmark Applications

  • 3DMark Vantage v1.0.1 Benchmark(8x Anti Aliasing & 16x Anisotropic Filtering)
  • Crysis v1.21 Benchmark (Very High Settings, 0x and 4x Anti-Aliasing)
  • Devil May Cry 4 Benchmark Demo (Ultra Quality, 8x MSAA)
  • Far Cry 2 v1.02 Benchmark (Very High Performance, Ultra-High Quality, 8x Anti-Aliasing)
  • Resident Evil 5 Benchmark(8x Anti-Aliasing, Motion Blur ON, Quality Levels-High)
  • Unigine Heaven Benchmark (DX10, High Shaders, No Tessellation, 16x AF, 4x & 8x AA)
  • S.T.A.L.K.E.R. Call of Pripyat Benchmark (Ultra-Quality, Enhanced DX10 light, 4x MSAA, SSAO Off & Default-High)

Video Card Test Products

Product Series Stream Processors Core Clock (MHz) Shader Clock (MHz) Memory Clock (MHz) Memory Amount Memory Interface
MSI Radeon HD4830 (R4830 T2D512) 640 585 N/A 900 512MB GDDR3 256-bit
XFX Radeon HD5750 (HD-575X-ZNFC) 720 700 N/A 1150 1.0GB GDDR5 128-bit
ASUS Radeon HD4850 (EAH4850 TOP) 800 680 N/A 1050 512MB GDDR3 256-bit
ATI Radeon HD5770 (Engineering Sample) 800 850 N/A 1200 1.0GB GDDR5 128-bit
XFX Radeon HD5830 (HD-583X-ZNFV) 1120 800 N/A 1000 1.0GB GDDR5 256-bit
ASUS GeForce GTX 260 (ENGTX260 MATRIX) 216 576 1242 999 896MB GDDR3 448-bit
XFX Radeon HD5850 (21162-00-50R) 1440 725 N/A 1000 1.0GB GDDR5 256-bit
MSI GeForce GTX 275 (N275GTX Twin Frozr OC) 240 666 1476 1161 896MB GDDR3 448-bit
ASUS GeForce GTX 285 (GTX285 MATRIX) 240 662 1476 1242 1.0GB GDDR3 512-bit
XFX Radeon HD5870 (HD-587X-ZNFC) 1600 850 N/A 1200 1.0GB GDDR5 256-bit
  • MSI Radeon HD4830 (R4830 T2D512 - Catalyst 8.703.0.0)
  • ASUS Radeon HD4850 (EAH4850 TOP - Catalyst 8.703.0.0)
  • XFX Radeon HD5750 (HD-575X-ZN - Catalyst 8.703.0.0)
  • ATI Radeon HD5770 (Engineering Sample - Catalyst 8.703.0.0)
  • XFX Radeon HD5830 (HD-583X-ZNFV - Catalyst 8.703.0.0)
  • XFX Radeon HD5850 (21162-00-50R - ATI Catalyst 8.703.0.0)
  • ASUS GeForce GTX 260 (ENGTX260 MATRIX - Forceware v195.62)
  • MSI GeForce GTX 275 (N275GTX Twin Frozr OC - Forceware v195.62)
  • ASUS GeForce GTX 285 (GTX285 MATRIX - Forceware v195.62)
  • XFX Radeon HD5870 (HD-587X-ZNFC - Catalyst 8.703.0.0)



 

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