Radeon HD 5830 review -
When we flip the card around we see that the Radeon HD 5830, has its two power connectors located at the top side of the graphics card. You'll need two 6-pin PEG connectors leading from your power supply or use Molex (peripheral connector) converters.
TDP (Thermal Design Power) wise the power consumption maxes out at 175 Watts for the Radeon HD 5830, and that's more than a 5850. As such, two 6-pin power connectors are all you need to connect, each delivering 75 Watts, adding up to 150 Watts.
And if you are wondering where the rest of the power comes from... another 75 Watts is delivered through the PCIe bus. Tossed and turned around we see the rear side, just like the 5870 we spot a nice backplate here.
But if we zoom in a little we also see two CrossfireX connectors, allowing you to go two, three or even four-way on Crossfire. We recommend you stick at a maximum of two GPUs for proper performance scaling and less driver issues.
Here's a nice photo of the Radeon HD 5830, this is how it can look in your PC mate... ours is an all pimped out, wayhaay too expensive test system though. But yeah, that certainly looks good.
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