Mobility Radeon HD 5730 Game Requirement Analysis
Mobility Radeon HD 5730 is a fast-middle-class GPU based on the 40nm, Terascale 2 architecture.
It's based on the Madison Core and offers 400 Shader Processing Units, 20 TMUs and 6 ROPs, on 128-bit memory interface of standard GDDR3. The central unit runs at 650MHz and the memory clock operates at up to 800MHz. It consumes no more than 26 Watt.
Benchmarks indicate most modern demanding games of 2007-2010, such as Crysis, BF2 and Metro 2033 were playable at medium settings smoothly. Therefore, today's modern demanding games should be playable on the medium preset, using a 720p resolution, though extremely demanding modern games such as Crysis 3 might require further reduced settings.
Mobility Radeon HD 5730 is identical to Mobility Radeon HD 5770 but comes equipped with standard GDDR3 instead of fast GDDR5. Therefore, it performs much worse in higher resolutions (720p+) when compared to Mobility Radeon HD 5770. However, in modest resolutions (1024x768 ..), both cards should perform similar. Its performance is also expected to be better than Mobility Radeon HD 5750 in modest resolutions. It consumes more power due to the higher core-clock speed and because GDDR5 is more energy efficient than GDDR3.