Product: Sapphire Radeon HD 5830
Company: Sapphire
Authour: James Prior
Editor: Charles Oliver
Date: March 10th, 2010
Sapphire joins the fray - ATI Radeon HD 5830 Crossfire Review

Welcome to Rage3D, and our review of Sapphire's ATI Radeon HD 5830. Recently we covered the launch of the latest enthusiast card from AMD, based around the Cypress LE core ASIC. Sapphire have taken that direct-to-partner HD 5830 GPU, added a copper heatsink cooler, and created the Modern Warfare 2 bundle we'll be reviewing today.

Sapphire HD 5830 Modern Warfare 2 Edition
Sapphire HD 5830 Modern Warfare 2 Edition

Product Highlights

  • $269USD MSRP

    800MHz 40nm Cypress LE core

  • 2.1Bn Transistors

  • 14 SIMD / 1120 STREAM processors

  • 56 TUs / 16 ROPs

  • 1GB GDDR5 @ 1000MHz (4.0Gbps)

  • 25W idle / 175W load

  • 1.79 TFLOPS Compute Performance

  • 2 DVI / 1 HDMI / 1 DisplayPort output supporting Stereo3D, Eyefinity [additional hardware required]

In today's article, we look at the performance of the Sapphire HD 5830, how it overclocks, and how two Cypress LE's work in tandem using CrossFireX.  

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