And there we have it. Another impressive set of results from another Radeon HD 5850 graphics card. Like the others, we were able to achieve the maximum overclock permitted by the ATi Catalyst Control Centre as well. For those who wish to buy a HIS branded product, we can confirm that it performs no worse than it's rivals, is backed by a two year warranty and has an identical accessory list to other brands, including a Steam DiRT 2 Voucher.
You will however be hard pressed to find a HIS Radeon HD 5850 in the UK as we were not able to find one available at any major retailer's website. This is made worse by the fact that the retailers that have actually listed the HIS version of the graphics card have priced it annoyingly high at around the £250
mark. While this does not bode well for HIS, it is not that big a deal for the consumer for the simple matter of fact is that (factory overclocked cards excluded) there is nothing that distinguishes any Radeon HD 5850 from another. I realise that I have mentioned this already throughout the review and hammered the same point down in our Asus Radeon HD 5850 review
but frankly, if one wants a Radeon HD 5850 as soon as possible, then brand will not be of any concern. If however, you do find a HIS Radeon HD 5850 graphics card at a bargain price then I have no quarms in recommending it. Nice work HIS.