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Nathan E.

Nathan E.

Joined on 05/29/11

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excellent value, great overclocking abilities

SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5830 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity Technology 100297L
SAPPHIRE Radeon HD 5830 1GB GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity Technology 100297L

Pros: Awesome price Great overclock-ability Runs very cool/quiet

Cons: No memory heat sinks, but not a major necessity for GDDR5

Overall Review: I was nervous because I've heard of some compatibility issues using a PCIe 2.1 card in a 1.0 slot that don't exist when using PCIe 2.0 cards. However, I popped it in, and it worked flawless from the start. Hoping I don't need to try to take advantage of its warranty, the next thing I did was test it's overclock abilities. At stock voltage I was able to get 920MHz core, 1175MHz (4.7GHz) memory speeds stable. With Sapphire TRIXX I increased the GPU voltage to 1.25v and was able to set the core clock to 1050MHz stable. I tested at 1100MHz and didn't notice any issues, however I wanted to play it safe so I didn't set anything higher. Memory clocks around 1225MHz got unstable. At 1050MHz core / 1175MHz memory, it runs great, GPU temp never exceeding 75-76 degrees Celsius, no artifacts or other oddities. I upgraded from an ATI 4890 mainly for the DirectX 11 support, and so far I'm very happy with what I've got. At $109 you're definitely getting a lot of bang for your buck.