HIS HD5830 Review

Test Setup, Overclock and Temps

HIS HD5830  Review

Test Setup

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?

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Most Recent Comments

26-04-2010, 18:10:00

I Hunta x
seems like a reasonable card that scales well to the price compared to the 5850, what resolutions were the tests run at,

from the uniengine test im asuming 1920x1200?Quote

26-04-2010, 18:19:22

I agree 100% with OC3D here. The 5850 would be a better buy.Quote

27-04-2010, 11:38:02

Too expensive still.

If it was between to 5770 and 5850 it would be a great buy.Quote

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