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XFX Radeon HD 5830 Video Card Review
Author: Gabriel Torres 43,932 views
Type: Reviews Last Updated: April 2, 2010
Page: 1 of 12
Introduction
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The new Radeon HD 5830 comes quoted on the USD 260-USD 270 range in the USA, and on this price range it competes directly with GeForce GTX 275, a model that is being phased out right now, leaving solutions based on this graphics processor from AMD virtually the only video card on this specific price range. Let’s see how Radeon HD 5830 compares to GeForce GTX 275 and whether or not this model from XFX is a good buy.

In the table below we compare the main specifications from the three video cards we included in our review. On NVIDIA graphics processors the shader units work at a higher clock rate from the rest of the chip, and this clock is the second clock under “core clock.” Even though the GeForce GTX 260 doesn’t compete directly with Radeon HD 5830, it is a pretty popular video card and we think readers would be interested in see a comparison between the two.

Video Card

Core Clock

Memory Clock (Real)

Memory Clock (Effective)

Memory Interface

Memory Transfer Rate

Memory

Shaders

DirectX

XFX Radeon HD 5830

800 MHz

1 GHz

4 GHz

256-bit

128 GB/s

1 GB GDDR5

1,120

11

Palit GeForce GTX 275

633 MHz / 1,404 MHz

1.134 GHz

2.268 GHz

448-bit

127 GB/s

896 MB GDDR3

240

10

GeForce GTX 260/216

576 MHz / 1,242 MHz

1 GHz

2 GHz

448-bit

112 GB/s

896 MB GDDR3

216

10

You can compare the specs of these video cards with other video cards by taking a look at our AMD ATI Chips Comparison Table and NVIDIA Chips Comparison Table tutorials.

Now let’s take a complete look at this model from XFX.

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