AMD intros ATI Radeon HD 5830 Graphics Card

AMD today introduced its midrange DirectX 11 graphics card – the ATI Radeon HD 5830 for a price tag under $250 USD. Based on Cypress GPU at  800 MHz clock speed and 2.15 billion 40nm transistors, features 256-bit memory interface, ATI Eyefinity Technology, CrossFireX support and 1GB GDDR5 VRAM.

“The ATI Radeon™ HD 5830 graphics card makes enthusiast-level performance even more accessible to gamers, adding another compelling choice to the award-winning ATI Radeon™ HD 5800 series,” said Matt Skynner, vice president and general manager, AMD Graphics Division. “Cutting-edge features such as full DirectX® 11 support, ATI Eyefinity multi-display capabilities and ATI Stream technology position the ATI Radeon™ HD 5830 graphics card to become a favorite with the gaming community.”

ATI Radeon HD 5830


  • 2.15 billion 40nm transistors
  • TeraScale 2 Unified Processing Architecture
    • 1120 Stream Processing Units
    • 56 Texture Units
    • 64 Z/Stencil ROP Units
    • 16 Color ROP Units
  • GDDR5 memory interface
  • PCI Express 2.1 x16 bus interface
  • DirectX® 11 support
    • Shader Model 5.0
    • DirectCompute 11
    • Programmable hardware tessellation unit
    • Accelerated multi-threading
    • HDR texture compression
    • Order-independent transparency
  • OpenGL 3.2 support
  • Image quality enhancement technology
    • Up to 24x multi-sample and super-sample anti-aliasing modes
    • Adaptive anti-aliasing
    • 16x angle independent anisotropic texture filtering
    • 128-bit floating point HDR rendering
  • ATI Eyefinity multi-display technology1
    • Three independent display controllers
      • Drive up to three displays simultaneously with independent resolutions, refresh rates, color controls, and video overlays1
    • Display grouping
      • Combine multiple displays to behave like a single large display
  • ATI Stream acceleration technology
    • OpenCL™ 1.0 support
    • DirectCompute 11 support
    • Double precision floating point processing support
    • Accelerated video encoding, transcoding, and upscaling2,3
      • Native support for common video encoding instructions
  • ATI CrossFireX™ multi-GPU technology4
    • Dual, triple, and quad GPU scaling
    • Dual-channel bridge interconnect
  • ATI Avivo HD Video & Display technology5
    • UVD 2 dedicated video playback accelerator
    • Advanced post-processing and scaling6
    • Dynamic contrast enhancement and color correction
    • Brighter whites processing (blue stretch)
    • Independent video gamma control
    • Dynamic video range control
    • Support for H.264, VC-1, MPEG-2 and Adobe Flash7
    • Dual-stream 1080p playback support8,9
    • DXVA 1.0 & 2.0 support
    • Integrated dual-link DVI output with HDCP10
      • Max resolution: 2560×160011
    • Integrated DisplayPort output
      • Max resolution: 2560×160011
    • Integrated HDMI 1.3 output with Deep Color, xvYCC wide gamut support, and high bit-rate audio
      • Max resolution: 1920×120011
    • Integrated VGA output
      • Max resolution: 2048×153611
    • 3D stereoscopic display/glasses support12
    • Integrated HD audio controller
      • Output protected high bit rate 7.1 channel surround sound over HDMI with no additional cables required
      • Supports AC-3, AAC, Dolby TrueHD and DTS Master Audio formats
  • ATI PowerPlay™ power management technology5
    • Dynamic power management with low power idle state
    • Ultra-low power state support for multi-GPU configurations
  • Certified drivers for Windows 7, Windows Vista, and Windows XP

Speeds & Feeds

  • Engine clock speed: 800 MHz
  • Processing power (single precision): 1.792 TeraFLOPS
  • Processing power (double precision): 358 GigaFLOPS
  • Polygon throughput: 800M polygons/sec
  • Data fetch rate (32-bit): 179.2 billion fetches/sec
  • Texel fill rate (bilinear filtered): 44.8 Gigatexels/sec
  • Pixel fill rate: 12.8 Gigapixels/sec
  • Anti-aliased pixel fill rate: 51.2 Gigasamples/sec
  • Memory clock speed: 1 GHz
  • Memory data rate: 4.0 Gbps
  • Memory bandwidth: 128 GB/sec
  • Maximum board power: 175 Watts
  • Idle power: 25 Watts

Source: AMD

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