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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).

Mobility Radeon HD 5400 Series

Mobility Radeon HD 5470 compare 80 @ 0.75 GHz64 Bit @ 1800 MHz
Mobility Radeon HD 5450 compare 80 @ 0.68 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
Mobility Radeon HD 5430 80 @ 0.55 GHz64 Bit @ 800 MHz
CodenamePark LP
ArchitectureTerascale 2
Pipelines80 - unified
Core Speed550 MHz
Memory Speed800 MHz
Memory Bus Width64 Bit
Memory TypeDDR3, GDDR5?
Shared Memoryno
APIDirectX 11, Shader 5.0
Power Consumption7 Watt
Transistor Count292 Million
technology40 nm
Date of Announcement07.01.2010
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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 detailed information on the benchmark results, click on the fps number.

low 1024x768
20.2  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
med. 1366x768
14.8  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
high 1366x768
9.3  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
low 800x600
57.8  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
med. 1024x768
24.4  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
high 1366x768
12.9  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
Far Cry 2

Far Cry 2

low 640x480
55.8  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
high 1024x768
17.5  fps    + Compare + 📈 Graph
» With all tested laptops playable in detail settings low.
World in Conflict - Benchmark

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

Call of Juarez Benchmark

high 1024x768
10.2  fps    + Compare
» The benchmarks indicate that the game is not playable in the tested settings.
Battlefield: Bad Company 220.1614.839.34
CoD Modern Warfare 257.824.3512.94
Far Cry 255.817.5
World in Conflict - Benchmark2813
Call of Juarez Benchmark10.2
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Notebook reviews with ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430 graphics card


Review HP G62-130EG Notebook

Budget laptop. One Intel core processor please, with a side-order of ATI graphics and a high-speed hard drive. It sounds like a laptop that many people would li...
Intel Core i3-330M | ATI Mobility Radeon HD 5430 | 15.60" | 2.6 kg

HP G42-393TX: Intel Core i5-460M, 14.10", 2.2 kg
  External Review » HP G42-393TX

Toshiba Satellite L675-11F: Intel Core i3-370M, 17.30", 3 kg
  External Review » Toshiba Satellite L675-11F

Fujitsu LifeBook SH530: Intel Core i5-460M, 13.30", 2 kg
  External Review » Fujitsu LifeBook SH530

HP Roddick G62-130ET: Intel Core i3-330M, 15.60", 2.5 kg
  External Review » HP Roddick G62-130ET

HP Pavilion dm3-2015er: AMD Turion II Neo K625, 13.30", 1.9 kg
  External Review » HP Pavilion dm3-2015er

HP G62-130EG: Intel Core i3-330M, 15.60", 2.6 kg
  External Review » HP G62-130EG

HP G72-130EG: Intel Core i3-330M, 17.30", 3 kg
  External Review » HP G72-130EG

MSI X620: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300, 15.60", 2.4 kg
  External Review » MSI X620

MSI X420: Intel Core 2 Duo SU7300, 14.00", 1.8 kg
  External Review » MSI X420

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