HIS Radeon HD 5850 Turbo Review

Initial Impressions Continued

The Graphics Card

Let's have a closer look at the HD 5850 iCooler V Turbo shall we?


HIS have retained the basic PCB design of the Radeon HD 5850. The graphics card is of the same length as the reference version and sports the same video output configuration of two DVI, one HDMI and one Displayport. Again, like the reference design, there are two PCI-Express 6pin sockets.

HIS Radeon HD 5850 Turbo 1GB GDDR5    

Much like the reference design, the iCooler V Turbo is fully covered in a double height plastic shroud. HIS have done away with the blower fan and replaced it with a conventional 92mm fan. Naturally such a rearrangement must have resulted in much more substantial changes under the hood.

HIS Radeon HD 5850 Turbo 1GB GDDR5     HIS Radeon HD 5850 Turbo 1GB GDDR5

Substantial changes indeed. Underneath the shroud we found a redesigned heatsink. Interestingly, HIS' implementation doesn't incorporate the use of heatpipes at all however it does utilise a copper base and a high density fin arrangement. The cooler itself appeared to make satisfactory contact with the core and memory.

HIS Radeon HD 5850 Turbo 1GB GDDR5     HIS Radeon HD 5850 Turbo 1GB GDDR5

On the next page we'll examine just how competent the updated cooling solution is.

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Most Recent Comments

05-05-2010, 11:21:13

Nice stats, shame about the memory OC. I was looking at getting this GPU mind you...Quote

05-05-2010, 15:35:30

a instrestng benchmark will be to use ATI eyefinity to see how high in the 5000 range one needs to get to play a few games on super resolution! i know u got 3 monitors i see ur vids on youtube Quote

06-05-2010, 03:26:48

so no chance this benchmark will be done?Quote

06-05-2010, 04:58:43

Originally Posted by name='Chi'
so no chance this benchmark will be done?
Mul wrote this review dude not me. We may do an eyefinity specific review later but is not on the cards at the moment.Quote

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