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Radeon HD 4890 2GB vs Radeon HD 5830

Intro

The Radeon HD 4890 2GB comes with core speeds of 1000 MHz on the GPU, and 975 MHz on the 2048 MB of GDDR5 memory. It features 800(160x5) SPUs as well as 40 Texture Address Units and 16 ROPs.

Compare all of that to the Radeon HD 5830, which has core speeds of 800 MHz on the GPU, and 1000 MHz on the 1024 MB of GDDR5 RAM. It features 1120(224x5) SPUs along with 56 TAUs and 16 Rasterization Operator Units.

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Power Usage and Theoretical Benchmarks

Power Consumption (Max TDP)

Radeon HD 5830 175 Watts
Radeon HD 4890 2GB 190 Watts
Difference: 15 Watts (9%)

Memory Bandwidth

Theoretically speaking, the Radeon HD 5830 should perform just a bit faster than the Radeon HD 4890 2GB overall. (explain)

Radeon HD 5830 128000 MB/sec
Radeon HD 4890 2GB 124800 MB/sec
Difference: 3200 (3%)

Texel Rate

The Radeon HD 5830 should be a bit (approximately 12%) more effective at texture filtering than the Radeon HD 4890 2GB. (explain)

Radeon HD 5830 44800 Mtexels/sec
Radeon HD 4890 2GB 40000 Mtexels/sec
Difference: 4800 (12%)

Pixel Rate

The Radeon HD 4890 2GB is a lot (more or less 25%) better at AA than the Radeon HD 5830, and capable of handling higher resolutions without slowing down too much. (explain)

Radeon HD 4890 2GB 16000 Mpixels/sec
Radeon HD 5830 12800 Mpixels/sec
Difference: 3200 (25%)

Please note that the above 'benchmarks' are all just theoretical - the results were calculated based on the card's specifications, and real-world performance may (and probably will) vary at least a bit.

Price Comparison

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Radeon HD 4890 2GB

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Radeon HD 5830

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

Specifications

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Model Radeon HD 4890 2GB Radeon HD 5830
Manufacturer AMD AMD
Year Apr 2, 2009 February 25, 2010
Code Name RV790 XT Cypress LE
Memory 2048 MB 1024 MB
Core Speed 1000 MHz 800 MHz
Memory Speed 3900 MHz 4000 MHz
Power (Max TDP) 190 watts 175 watts
Bandwidth 124800 MB/sec 128000 MB/sec
Texel Rate 40000 Mtexels/sec 44800 Mtexels/sec
Pixel Rate 16000 Mpixels/sec 12800 Mpixels/sec
Unified Shaders 800(160x5) 1120(224x5)
Texture Mapping Units 40 56
Render Output Units 16 16
Bus Type GDDR5 GDDR5
Bus Width 256-bit 256-bit
Fab Process 55 nm 40 nm
Transistors 959 million 2154 million
Bus PCIe 2.0 x16 PCIe 2.1 x16
DirectX Version DirectX 10.1 DirectX 11
OpenGL Version OpenGL 3.0 OpenGL 3.2

Memory Bandwidth: Memory bandwidth is the max amount of information (measured in MB per second) that can be transferred past the external memory interface in a second. It's worked out by multiplying the bus width by the speed of its memory. In the case of DDR type memory, the result should be multiplied by 2 again. If DDR5, multiply by ANOTHER 2x. The higher the memory bandwidth, the faster the card will be in general. It especially helps with AA, High Dynamic Range and higher screen resolutions.

Texel Rate: Texel rate is the maximum amount of texture map elements (texels) that are processed per second. This number is calculated by multiplying the total texture units by the core speed of the chip. The higher the texel rate, the better the graphics card will be at texture filtering (anisotropic filtering - AF). It is measured in millions of texels processed in a second.

Pixel Rate: Pixel rate is the maximum number of pixels that the graphics card could possibly record to the local memory per second - measured in millions of pixels per second. Pixel rate is worked out by multiplying the number of colour ROPs by the the card's clock speed. ROPs (Raster Operations Pipelines - also called Render Output Units) are responsible for outputting the pixels (image) to the screen. The actual pixel output rate is also dependant on lots of other factors, especially the memory bandwidth - the lower the bandwidth is, the lower the ability to get to the max fill rate.

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Radeon HD 4890 2GB

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Radeon HD 5830

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Please note that the price comparisons are based on search keywords - sometimes it might show cards with very similar names that are not exactly the same as the one chosen in the comparison. We do try to filter out the wrong results as best we can, though.

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