1. Computers
  2. Display Drivers
  3. Graphics Cards
  4. Memory
  5. Motherboards
  6. Processors
  7. Software
  8. Storage
  9. Operating Systems


Facebook RSS Twitter Twitter Google Plus


Phoronix Test Suite

OpenBenchmarking.org

Sapphire Radeon HD 4830 512MB

Michael Larabel

Published on 12 November 2008
Written by Michael Larabel
Page 3 of 7 - 4 Comments

System Setup:

Our graphics card test system consists of an Intel Core 2 Duo E8400 processor running at 4.00GHz, an ASUS P5E64 WS Professional (Intel X48), 2GB of OCZ DDR3-1333MHz memory, Western Digital 160GB Serial ATA 2.0 hard drive, and an OCZ EliteXStream 800W power supply. On the software side we were using Ubuntu 8.10 with the Linux 2.6.27 kernel, X Server 1.5.2, and the Catalyst driver it ships with by default. We had compared the performance of the Radeon HD 4830 512MB to the Sapphire Radeon HD 4670 512MB and Radeon HD 4850 512MB.

Using OverDrive For Linux we had overclocked this Sapphire graphics card. From the stock 575MHz core and 900MHz memory we had pushed the Radeon HD 4830 to 610MHz and 1100MHz, respectively. We had reached an overclock of 620/1150MHz, but at these frequencies we would experience some rendering artifacts in a few of the tests but the system was otherwise stable. With the 610/1100MHz frequencies the system had run fine and experienced no thermal problems. Below is a graph generated by the Phoronix Test Suite showing the GPU temperature as the system was running the Unigine Sanctuary test at its stock frequencies. As you are able to see, even with this very demanding OpenGL benchmark the temperature never reached above 56°C. The heatsink fan had remained quiet throughout operation.

For testing we had used version 1.4.1 (with git patches as of November 10) of Phoronix Test Suite "Orkdal" for benchmarking this graphics card. The test profiles consisted of Nexuiz, Warsow, Doom 3, Quake 4, Enemy Territory: Quake Wars, Unigine Sanctuary, and GtkPerf.

Latest Linux Hardware Reviews
  1. AMD R600g/RadeonSI Performance On Linux 3.16 With Mesa 10.3-devel
  2. Intel Pentium G3258 On Linux
  3. SilverStone Precision PS10
  4. ASRock Z97 Extreme6
Latest Linux Articles
  1. KVM Benchmarks On Ubuntu 14.10
  2. X.Org Server 1.16 Officially Released With Terrific Features
  3. Ubuntu With Linux 3.16 Smashes OS X 10.9.4 On The MacBook Air
  4. Preview: Benchmarking CentOS 7.0 & Scientific Linux 7.0
Latest Linux News
  1. Linux Developers Jump Quickly On ACPI 5.1, Helps Out ARM
  2. Pkg 1.3.0 Released To Improve Package Management On FreeBSD
  3. GOG.com Officially Starts Rolling Out Linux Games
  4. Fedora 21 Has Been Delayed By Three Weeks
  5. Mono Begins To Focus On Performance, Assembles A Team
  6. Oracle Linux 7 Released Today As Its RHEL7 Clone
  7. Unigine Develops City Traffic System, A Driving Simulator
  8. Intel 3.0 X.Org Driver Still Baking, New Development Release
  9. Eric Anholt Makes Progress With Broadcom VC4 Graphics Driver
  10. Intel Is Getting Very Close To OpenGL 4.0/4.1/4.2 Mesa Support
Latest Forum Discussions
  1. AMD "Hawaii" Open-Source GPU Acceleration Still Not Working Right
  2. Updated and Optimized Ubuntu Free Graphics Drivers
  3. Radeon related kernel bug??
  4. how the US intellegentia operates:
  5. AMD Publishes Open-Source Linux HSA Kernel Driver
  6. Next-Gen OpenGL To Be Announced Next Month
  7. Open-Source Radeon Performance Boosted By Linux 3.16
  8. Remote gui not accessible in Phoronix Test Suite 5.2