HIS HD5830 Review
ASUS Rampage 2 Extreme
6GB Corsair Dominator GT @1333
1000w OCZ PSU
1TB Samsung Spinpoint F3
Noctua NH-D14 with Arctic Cooling MX3
Core i7 930 @ 3.6GHz
HIS HD5830 Turbo using Catalyst 10.3
HD5850 and HD5770 for comparison
Overclocking and Temperatures
Overclocking the HIS HD5830 Turbo was both a good and bad experience. The bad was that we couldn't get the RAM to overclock at all despite numerous attempts.The best we managed was a paltry 10MHz.
The GPU Core responded better hitting its maximum of 875MHz with ease. Despite this relatively small overclock the temperatures went from 62°C under load at stock, to 75°C load.
So if we struggle to get a good overclock, and the small one we got caused the temperatures to rocket, why is our overclocking both a good and bad thing?
One of our big bug-bears here at OC3D has always been factory overclocked cards that are extremely mildly overclocked and branded as something huge. HIS have clearly delivered at card that takes the architecture towards its limits whilst not generating immense heat.
So it's a good card out the box, how does it perform?