ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430

The ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430 is an entry-level low power DirectX 11 graphics card for laptops. It is manufactured in 40nm and is based on the Park (LP) architecture of entry level graphic chips (dedicated). In contrast to the faster HD 5450, the HD 5430 features lower clock rates and a lower power consumption.

Due to the similar clock rate, the 3D gaming performance should be on one level with the HD 4530. Therefore, all current games should be playable in low details (perhaps with stuttering). Demanding games like Crysis ran on the HD 4530 in minimum details and resolution with 45 fps. Only very old games like Doom3 (or casual games) should run in high detail settings. Note that the CPU also has to be quite fast to achieve high frame rates in modern games.

The memory interface of the Mobility 5430 is composed out of one 64 bit wide controller that can access (G)DDR2 or (G)DDR3 (perhaps even GDDR5). If DDR2 is used by the laptop vendor the performance be a bit worse.

The HD5430 offers only 80 MADD cores (called Stream Processors) which are grouped in 16 5-dimensional groups. The cores support DirectX 11 functions in hardware (Tessellation, OIT, Post-Processing, Shadows, HDR Texture Compression).  Compared to the HD 5600/5700 series which feature 400 cores, the core count of the HD5400 series is clearly cut down leading to a reduced computation power of 88 versus 360-520 (HD 5650) GigaFLOPs. 

According to AMD, the HD 5000 series was also improved regarding general computing (as the HD4000 series was not optimized for this). Therefore, the performance of ATI stream, OpenCL, and DirectCompute 11 applications should be noticable better.

The Mobility Radeon HD 5000 series includes an improved video processor (UVD2) to decode HD videos with the graphic card. The new version is able to decode two HD streams simultaneously (e.g., for Blu-Ray picture in picture) if the graphic card offers enough memory bandwidth (which may not be the case for the HD 5430). Since the Flash 10.1 Beta, the 5000 series is also able to help accelerate Flash HD videos (like YouTube).

A special feature of the HD 5000 series is its ability to transmit HD audio formats (like Dolby True HD or DTS HD Master Audio) with up to 8 channels and 192 KHz / 24 Bit over HDMI 1.3a.

As the desktop HD 5000 series, the Mobility HD 5430 also supports Eyefinity to connect up to 4 monitors to the graphics chip. Of course, this depends on how many monitor outputs the laptop vendor adds to the laptop (and how they are wired). Most laptops will support three screens simultaneously (internal and two external).

The power consumption of the HD 5430 is on a level of the old HD 4330 but with the performance of the HD 4530. According to AMD, the performance per watt ratio (same power consumption, better performance) and the Idle power consumption were improved (thanks to Memory Clock Scaling and Clock Gating). Furthermore, the chip does support PowerXpress (with AMD chipset) and Switchable Graphics (Intel) to switch between the dedicated and chipset / CPU graphics card (with improved switching times).

ManufacturerATI
Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series

Mobility Radeon HD 5470

80 @ 750MHz64 Bit @ 1800MHz

Mobility Radeon HD 5450

80 @ 675MHz64 Bit @ 800MHz
Mobility Radeon HD 5430 80 @ 550MHz64 Bit @ 800MHz
CodenamePark LP
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines80 - unified
Core Speed *550 MHz
Shader Speed *550 MHz
Memory Speed *800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3, GDDR5?
Shared Memoryno
DirectXDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Power Consumption7 Watt
Transistors292 Million
technology40 nm
Date of Announcement07.01.2010
Link to Manufacturer Pagehttp://www.amd.com/us/products/notebook/...
* The specified clock rates are only guidelines for the manufacturer and can be altered by them.

Benchmarks

3DMark Vantage - P GPU no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 750      avg: 750 (2%)     median: 750 (2%)     max: 750 Points
3DMark Vantage - P Result no PhysX 1280x1024
0% 100%
min: 962      avg: 962 (2%)     median: 962 (2%)     max: 962 Points
3DMark 06
0% 100%
min: 3082      avg: 3275 (11%)     median: 3275 (11%)     max: 3468 Points
3DMark 05 - Standard 1024x768
0% 100%
min: 5509      avg: 5509 (15%)     median: 5509 (15%)     max: 5509 Points
Cinebench R11.5 - OpenGL 64Bit
0% 100%
min: 7.35      avg: 7.4 (7%)     median: 7.4 (7%)     max: 7.35 Points
Windows 7 Experience Index - Graphics
0% 100%
min: 5.1      avg: 5.1 (65%)     median: 5.1 (65%)     max: 5.1 points
- Range of benchmark values for this graphics card
- Average benchmark values for this graphics card

Game Benchmarks

The following benchmarks stem from our benchmarks of review laptops. The performance depends on the used graphics memory, clock rate, processor, system settings, drivers, and operating systems. So the results don't have to be representative for all laptops with this GPU. For detailled information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

Battlefield: Bad Company 2
low 1024x768
20.2 fps  fps      Compare
med. 1366x768
14.8 fps  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
9.3 fps  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
CoD Modern Warfare 2
low 800x600
57.9 fps  fps      Compare
med. 1024x768
24.4 fps  fps      Compare
high 1366x768
12.9 fps  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

2008
low 640x480
55.8 fps  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
17.5 fps  fps      Compare
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
World in Conflict - Benchmark
med. 1024x768
28  fps      Compare
high 1024x768
13  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Call of Juarez Benchmark
high 1024x768
10.2  fps      Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.

For more games that might be playable and a list of all games and graphics cards visit our Gaming List

Notebook reviews with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430 graphics card

HP G62-130EG: Intel Core i3 330M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  Review » Review HP G62-130EG Notebook

Fujitsu LifeBook SH530: Intel Core i5 460M, 13.3", 2 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu LifeBook SH530

HP G42-393TX: Intel Core i5 460M, 14.1", 2.2 kg
  External Review » HP G42-393TX

HP G62-130EG: Intel Core i3 330M, 15.6", 2.6 kg
  External Review » HP G62-130EG

HP G72-130EG: Intel Core i3 330M, 17.3", 3 kg
  External Review » HP G72-130EG

HP Pavilion dm3-2015er: AMD Turion II Neo K625, 13.3", 1.9 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dm3-2015er

HP Roddick G62-130ET: Intel Core i3 330M, 15.6", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP Roddick G62-130ET

MSI X420: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300, 14.0", 1.8 kg
  External Review » MSI X420

MSI X620: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.6", 2.4 kg
  External Review » MSI X620

Toshiba Satellite L675-11F: Intel Core i3 370M, 17.3", 3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L675-11F

» Comparison of GPUs
Detailled list of all laptop GPUs with a short description. Classified and sorted by performance.

» Benchmark List
Sortable and restrainable list of all GPUs with benchmarks (e.g. 3DMarks).

» Notebook Gaming List
Which game can be played with my graphics card.

Class 1
GeForce GTX 590
GeForce GTX 580
Radeon HD 6970
GeForce GTX 570
GeForce GTX 560 Ti
Radeon HD 5850
Radeon HD 7770
Radeon HD 7770
GeForce GTX 460 768MB
Radeon HD 6790
Radeon HD 5770
GeForce GTX 550 Ti
Class 2
GeForce GTS 450
Radeon HD 4850
Class 3
Radeon HD 5670
GeForce GT 240
Radeon R6 M255DX
GeForce GT 430
Radeon HD 5570
GeForce GT 220
Radeon HD 6450 GDDR5
Class 4
Radeon R3 (Mullins/Beema)
Class 5
PowerVR GX6650
Radeon HD 4350
GeForce G 107M *
Chrome9HD *
Class 6
unknown *

* Approximate position of the graphics adapter

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Author: Klaus Hinum (Update: 2013-01-16)