ATI Radeon HD 5830: The Slowest Cypress-Based Card

Radeon HD 5830
Radeon HD 5830 reference board

XFX Radeon HD 5830
XFX Radeon HD 5830


The Radeon HD 5830 is AMD’s new product to fill the gap between the HD 5850 and the HD 5770.

The HD 5830 comes with half of the ROPs compared to the HD 5850 (32 ROPs). ROPs (Raster OPeration) are important because they do operations such as color blending and their number has a direct impact on performance.

The HD 5830 has the same memory performance than the HD 5850 and even offers better performance than the HD 5850 at the GPU level. But the higher GPU clock leads to a higher power consumption: the TDP (thermal design power) of the HD 5830 is 171W while the TDP of the HD 5850 is only 151W…

Radeon HD 5830
The HD 5830 uses the same design than the HD 5870

In term of OpenCL GPU computing power, the HD 5830 comes with 14 compute units (Radeon HD 5870: 20 and Radeon HD 5850: 18 – see HERE for more details about compute units)

Radeon HD 5830 main features:

  • GPU: Cypress @ 800MHz / 40nm
  • Shaders processors: 1120
  • Memory: 1GB GDDR5 @ 4000MHz / 256-bit
  • TDP: 175W (idle: 25W)
  • Texture units: 56
  • ROPs: 16
  • 3D APIs: OpenGL 3.2 and Direct3D 11
  • GPU Computing: OpenCL 1.0 and DirectCompute
  • CrossFire X connectors
  • Price: around $240



3D performance:

Radeon HD 5830 - FurMark performance
FurMark performance (OpenGL 2) – [source]


Radeon HD 5830 - Unigine performance
Unigine performance (Direct3D 11) – [source]



Selected reviews



Graphics cards makers roundup:

HIS Radeon HD 5830
HIS Radeon HD 5830

XFX Radeon HD 5830
XFX Radeon HD 5830

MSI R5830 Twin Frozr II
MSI R5830 Twin Frozr II

GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5830
GIGABYTE Radeon HD 5830

Sapphire  Radeon HD 5830
Sapphire Radeon HD 5830

Club 3D Radeon HD 5830
Club 3D Radeon HD 5830

Powercolor 3D Radeon HD 5830
Powercolor Radeon HD 5830




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