Category: Monitor and Video Card
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Operating System: Windows 2000/XP/NT/2003
Latest Version / Release Date: 8.501.0.0000 / 08 Jun 2010
ATI Radeon HD 3830 is a graphics card. It is manufactured by AMD and is compatible with Windows 2000, 2003, XP and NT platforms. The ATI Radeon HD 3830 is said to have inherited ATI Radeon HD 3850 and 3870 processing capabilities. However, unlike the two, the ATI Radeon HD 3830 graphics card has a much lower memory bandwidth. The graphics card comes with an ATI RV670 GPU (Graphics Processing Unit) with 320 shader processors. This is in addition to 16 TUs (Texture Units), 16 RBEs (Render Back Ends) including such other capabilities as the UVD (Universal Video Decoder). Unlike the ATI Radeon 3850 and 3870, the ATI Radeon HD 3830 makes use a memory bus that is 128 bit. While the bus helps to greatly lower the overall print-circuit board cost, it reduces the graphic card's performance especially in high resolutions.
Unless you update your drivers regularly you may face hardware performance issues.
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ATI Radeon HD 3830 is based on ATI's AMD RV670 architecture. The graphic card comes with support for both 2.1 OpenGL and 10.0 DirectX. It has a 320 (64x5):16:16 core configuration and a maximum bandwidth of 25.6 (GB/s). Its fillrate pixel stands at 10700 MP/s while the fillrate texture is 10700MT/s. The graphics card comes with a limited memory of 256 MB. In order to use the functions of the ATI Radeon HD 3830 graphics card, users should only install appropriate and the most recent drivers. Old drivers should not be used at they cause device conflicts and errors. Recent ATI Radeon HD 3830 are best downloaded free of charge from the manufacturer's website. When downloading driver files from the internet, users are advised to install antivirus so as to protect their computers from viruses and Trojans. They are also advised to make window backups. It is highly recommended you run a free registry scan for and ATI Radeon HD 3830 errors before installing any driver updates.