Enemy Territory: Quake Wars
The frame rate is fixed at 30fps in this game as this is the rate at which the physical model is being updated at the server. Thus, this 30fps speed is the required minimum for playing the game.
The Radeon HD 4830 looks good in Quake Wars, especially at 1280x1024 and 1920x1200 where it outperforms its main opponent by 10% and 14%, respectively. ATI’s solution isn’t any worse than the GeForce 9800 GT at 1680x1050, either.
Half-Life 2: Episode Two
Being third is an excellent result for an affordable gaming graphics card especially as it is only inferior to the Radeon HD 4850 and GeForce 9800 GTX+ that belong to a higher price category. The amputation of shader and texture processors doesn’t have a big effect on the performance of the Radeon HD 4830. It is no farther than 12% behind its elder brother.
S.T.A.L.K.E.R.: Clear Sky
The HD 4830 is not brilliant in this game although it manages to reduce the gap from the GeForce 9800 GT from 22% to 12% as the resolution grows up. This gap looks small considering the low overall frame rates of the two opponents. You just won’t be able to play the game normally on these inexpensive cards unless you turn off such resource-consuming options as volumetric lighting.