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ATI Radeon HD 5830: Bridging The 5700- And 5800- Price Gap
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The only information of note here is that the GeForce GTX 260 seems to be limited by its 896MB of video RAM compared to its competitors and their full 1GB frame buffers. We're likely seeing this limitation due to the 8x anti-aliasing mode we've used to benchmark this title. We chose 8x AA because 4xAA doesn't stress the graphics cards as much.

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    intelx , February 25, 2010 3:39 AM
    im a little disappointed about this one, i mean 239 and yet the 4890 is $40 cheaper and beats it in some new games, i was really hoping for better performance form the 5830, now after reading this, im leaning towards either 5770 in crossfire or single 5850.

    man ati is kicking Nvidia in every corner right now, all the way from low end to the high end 5970!
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    flyinfinni , February 25, 2010 3:34 AM
    seems more like a 5790 than a 5830 to me... Still- they are filling in the line quite well, and its gonna be interesting to see how Nvidia's new line will compare.
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    jomofro39 , February 25, 2010 3:10 AM
    I love my 4890. I am sad they are disappearing, because I planned on getting a x-fire thing going in the next few months, and now I have to just try and get two 5770s and sell the 4890 I have now, obviously, so I can grab some DX11! Hurray for progress!
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    meluvcookies , February 25, 2010 3:18 AM
    I was hoping this would be just a bit cheaper such that the 5850 could finally come down nearer it's original MSRP. Unfortunately, it doesn't look like we'll see those adjustments until closer to the summer.
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    4745454b , February 25, 2010 3:27 AM
    To much money for such little card. Performance wise its just a really expensive 4890. A good buy at $200, but $240 is to much. Might as well pony up the extra $60 and get the 5850. 5810 is a bit more like it.
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    flyinfinni , February 25, 2010 3:34 AM
    seems more like a 5790 than a 5830 to me... Still- they are filling in the line quite well, and its gonna be interesting to see how Nvidia's new line will compare.
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    intelx , February 25, 2010 3:39 AM
    im a little disappointed about this one, i mean 239 and yet the 4890 is $40 cheaper and beats it in some new games, i was really hoping for better performance form the 5830, now after reading this, im leaning towards either 5770 in crossfire or single 5850.

    man ati is kicking Nvidia in every corner right now, all the way from low end to the high end 5970!
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    acasel , February 25, 2010 3:42 AM
    Where is the overclocking portion? If this thing overclocks good then it might be a worthy purchase..
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    Aircraft123 , February 25, 2010 3:55 AM
    This article definitely made me feel better about my dual XFX 4890 CrossFire setup. Performance is theoretically around a GTX295 for less money than a single 5870!!!

    if the 5830 can come down to ~$200 and offer good crossfire performance perhaps with good overclocking potential I can see this card do very well.
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    notty22 , February 25, 2010 4:15 AM
    ATI managed to cripple all the magic out of a 5850 with this thing.
    A gtx260 beats it in places and its only 10% faster than a 5770, thats 70 dollars cheaper ? Thanks , but NO Thanks.
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    porksmuggler , February 25, 2010 4:19 AM
    I've been waiting for this review, thanks Don. With the 4890 and 4850X2 still floating around for sale, this one isn't appealing even at $200. Performance is just too close to the 5770...
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    tacoslave , February 25, 2010 4:34 AM
    damn it nvidia can't wait for fermi to launch!!! i'm waiting for my $300 5870. Even if nvidia releases a better card (lol) i'll be buying the 5870!
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    juncwil , February 25, 2010 4:36 AM
    Yea I can't wait to see the results for unlocking and overclocking it. We might see the real value then.
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    JohnnyLucky , February 25, 2010 4:49 AM
    They're backtracking but at a high price. Somehow that doesn't seem right.
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    micky_lund , February 25, 2010 4:53 AM
    hmmm...as they said: same release price as the 4890, so its all well and good...don't buy it until a few months in, and it'll bemuch cheaper, and less driver issues
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    sincreator , February 25, 2010 4:53 AM
    What would happen if this card was flashed to a 5870's Bios I wonder? Another unlockable(maybe)product from AMD, like the dual and tripple core Phenom II's? Or was this stuff shut down because it was a faulty 5870 originally. Would be nice to unlock it and get a fully functioning 5870 for 240$. lol
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    MCMunroe , February 25, 2010 4:55 AM
    Every time I read one of these reviews and then the gripe about the 5870 costing way over the MSRP price, I have a huge grin.
    I got mine in early October and at $375 new. No shortage or price gouging here. One happy happy man and every review since has made me happier.

    On topic:
    The 5770 seems a better value than the 5830 for a cost limited gamer to me.
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    noob2222 , February 25, 2010 4:59 AM
    seeing as these are just binned defective 5870 processors, I wonder if we will ever see a video card with a socket for swapping gpus. Keep the memory during upgrades. Of course this would mean standardizing the cards to be compatible with each other, and companies would fight this to the end.

    As for unlocking it, its probably possible, but the results would be unpredictable.
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    cinergy , February 25, 2010 5:09 AM
    notty22ATI managed to cripple all the magic out of a 5850 with this thing.A gtx260 beats it in places and its only 10% faster than a 5770, thats 70 dollars cheaper ? Thanks , but NO Thanks.


    notty, you are total nvidia a**hole. Stop trolling to every ATI related articles already. Thanks.
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    anamaniac , February 25, 2010 5:15 AM
    HWhat ruined the 5xxx for many Canadians (myself included), is that Sapphire is the only vendor to sell active DP to DVI adaptors in Canada, in extremely short supply and $150 a peice.

    ATi, just let me use two damned 5770's at once for my third display,. or allow us to use a damned passive adaptor!

    Screw the 5830.
    The 5870 x6 should come with 6 miniDP to DVI adaptors, for free (an adaptor worth $5 or whatever, but stores like to sell them for $50).

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