Testing Configuration and Batman: Arkham Asylum
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GPU-Z was still a bit confused about the HD 5830 but it does verify the 800 MHz core clock and the 1000 MHz GDDR5 memory clock.  For our comparison testing today we’ll be pitting the new HD 5830 against its siblings on either side of it on the product lineup: the Radeon HD 5850 and the HD 5770.  From NVIDIA, we were left with a bit of a problem as no NVIDIA GPU currently sits in the same $250 price mark.  Our only options where the GTX 260+ that can be found for as low as $199 or the GTX 285 that is selling for almost $390!!  Our best choice was obviously the GTX 260+ so that is what you’ll see in our graphs.  Without a doubt the lingering options from NVIDIA are starting to show their age…
  • Testing Configuration
  • ASUS P6T6 WS Revolution X58 + nForce 200
  • Intel Core i7-965 @ 3.33 GHz
  • 3 x 2GB Corsair DDR3-1333 MHz
  • Intel X25-M G2 160GB SSD
Now let’s dive into our performance benchmarks.


Batman: Arkham Asylum (DirectX 10)



One of the best received gaming titles on both console and PC for 2009, Batman: Arkham Asylum is an impressive game both visually and in terms of design. 

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Batman: Arkham Asylum Test Settings

One interesting note: Batman (personally) doesn’t allow setting AA levels in-game for AMD graphics card but DOES for NVIDIA GPUs.  We instead enabled AA in the AMD Catalyst Control Panel where noted.

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Here we see the HD 5830 resting right between the HD 5850 and HD 5770 as we expected though the GTX 260+ is clearly the better card when compared only to the HD 5830. 

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