HIS Radeon HD 5850 Turbo Review
Since the release of the nVidia's new GeForce GTX 470 and 480 graphics cards, it has become all too apparent that after a 7 month long reign, ATi's performance crown is under threat. While ATi work towards developing a refreshed or all new graphics card, Add in Board partners have been doing their part to ensure that their products remain competitive against other AIBs and also the new nVidia lineup. Price allowing, increased default frequencies, all new cooling solutions and more substantial accessory sets can make all the difference. This is why today, we'll be continuing our assessment of the HIS Radeon HD 5800 Turbo series lineup with their rendition of the popular HD 5850 graphics card.
HIS have a long standing reputation for producing fabulous customised graphics cards, offering some of the fastest, coolest and most quiet solutions around. We hope that the HIS Radeon HD 5850 iCooler V Turbo has what it takes to live up to the brand's reputation!
This particular version of the Radeon HD 5850 boasts higher core and memory frequencies over default specification and as the name suggests, it also implements an updated cooling solution.
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Once again it's all too apparent that even in the month of May, the Radeon HD 5800 series production shortage has not been solved. Combined with less than favourable exchange rates, you will find reference HD 5850's for no less than £240. With that in mind, the extra £20 premium for HIS' iCooler V Turbo version may not be all that bad... so long as it delivers as promised. Will it? Well there's only one way to find out!