Once you have opened up the mould and taken the card out of its foam cushion, you can take a closer look at the card itself.
There was something that surprised us upon putting the card down - the cooler is longer than the card itself. Not only is it double the height of the stock cooler, but a good deal longer as well. The cooler is covered with an interesting graphic containing the HIS and IceQ logos. The fan is made out of transparent blue plastic; we were expecting it to contain an LED or two, but it seems HIS haven’t followed this trend.
Something which we noticed on close examination was that the cooler did not seem to come into contact with the card's memory modules.
Our suspicions seem to have been correct. As you can see, there is a fairly large amount of TIM on the core itself, yet the memory modules have none at all. The cooler doesn't seem to have been designed to accommodate the memory - let's hope this absence of cooling doesn't effect stability in any way.