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HIS Radeon HD 5870 Turbo

April 4, 2010 by Lawrence Lee

HIS HD 5870 iCooler V Turbo H587FNT1GDG
PCI-E Graphics Card
Street Price

The HIS 5870 Turbo is a factory-overclocked variant of the ATI Radeon HD 5870 that wore the high performance gaming crown for the last 6 months. While many of us would like to own a HD 5870, the thought of emptying out our wallets to the tune of US$400+ for a graphics card is an unthinkable proposition. Still there is a market for such products, and PC gamers are an enthusiastic bunch, with more than a few willing to shell-out plenty of dough to satiate their desire to run the most advanced games smooth as silk at high resolutions with as much eye candy as possible — a 5870 is right up their alley.

The HIS HD 5870 Turbo.

The HIS Turbo edition seems to offer good value compared to the other 5870s on the market. It costs about $30 more than your average 5870, but not only is it overclocked, it currently ships with a free coupon for popular game, Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2, which retails for US$50~$60 (though this was omitted in our sample). Also of interest is the fact they did not utilize the 5870 reference heatsink, a box-style cooler with a blower fan pushing hot air out the back. HIS instead uses a downblowing fan with a partial plastic cover that forces all airflow from the fan down onto and over the components on the circuit board. Typically when a custom heatsink appears on a high-end card, it delivers superior performance.

Accessories include two PCI-E power adapters, one CrossFire bridge, and a single DVI to VGA adapter.

Technical specifications according to GPU-Z.

The HD 5870 is undoubtedly the most advanced graphics card to enter our labs. It is based on the same 40 nm Cypress graphics core at the heart of the HD 5850, but with higher clock/memory speeds (850/1200 MHz vs. 700/1000 MHz) and an additional 160 stream processors. As if it wasn't fast enough, the HIS Turbo edition is also pre-overclocked to 875/1225 MHz, giving it an additional performance boost.

Specifications: HIS HD 5870 iCooler V Turbo
(from the product web page)
Model Name HIS HD 5870 iCooler V Turbo (DirectX 11/ Eyefinity/ Full HD 1080p) Native HDMI 1GB (256bit) GDDR5 Dual DL-DVI / Display Port / HDMI (HDCP) PCIe (RoHS) (MW2)
Chipset Radeon HD 5870 PCIe Series
ASIC Radeon HD 5870 GPU
Pixel Pipelines 1600 stream processing units* (Unified)
Vertex Engines 1600 stream processing units* (Unified)
Manu. Process (Micron) 40nm
Memory Size (MB) 1024
Memory Type GDDR5
RAMDAC (MHz) 400
Engine CLK (MHz) 875
Memory CLK (Gbps) 4.9Gbps
Memory Interface (bit) 256
Power Supply Requirement 500 Watt or greater power supply with two 75W 6-pin PCI Express® power connectors recommended (600 Watt and four 6-pin connectors for ATI CrossFireX technology in dual mode)
Max. Resolution 3x 2560*1600 (Dual dual-link)
Bus Interface PCI Express x16
Display Port Yes
2nd DVI Yes

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