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ATI Radeon HD 5830: Bridging The 5700- And 5800- Price Gap

Benchmark Results: 3DMark Vantage And Crysis

3DMark sets us up for disappointment. You see, 3DMark is a shader-heavy benchmark, so the ROP-based bottleneck we were expecting plays a greater role in our real-world tests, performance might wind up falling close to the level of Radeon HD 4890.

Our first gaming benchmark demonstrates a literal tie between the Radeon HD 5830 and the increasingly-rare Radeon HD 4890. The only surprise here is that the 4890 wins by a slight margin, insignificant as it is. See how the Radeon HD 5850's increased ROP capacity launches it ahead of the pack?

At least the Radeon HD 5830 is showing an advantage over the 5770, but when you consider the $80 price difference between these cards, we aren't left all that impressed.