Since Modern Warfare 2 is a game that so many people know, it comes as no surprise that HIS are taking advantage of it and implementing the game onto the cooler. What's really nice about the way they've done it is how they've not just seemed to slap an image on; instead it all looks streamlined with the way they've worked in the brand, model and MW2 logo.
As for the actual cooler design, HIS have moved away from the reference one and opted for one where the fan sits in the middle of the card and straight over the GPU. If you look behind the fan you can see the aluminum fins and if you look really carefully you can see a couple of copper heat pipes.
At the back, hidden below the cooler shroud we can see our two 6-Pin PCI-E power connectors. Moving across the top and towards the front, we of course have our two CrossFire connectors which will let us run multiples of these cards.
The I/O department follows the same as every other HD 5870 we've looked at. What this means is we've got two Dual-Link DVI connectors along with singular HDMI and DisplayPort connectors. Using the DisplayPort and any two of the other connectors, we're able to run Eyefinity.
The HD 5870 from HIS we're looking at today comes in as part of the Turbo series which means that it comes overclocked out of the box. Having a look at the screenshot below, you can see that the card carries with it a core clock of 875MHz which is 25MHz up on the default 850Mhz clock.
As for the 1GB of GDDR5, that has been bumped up 25MHz or 100MHz QDR to 4900MHz QDR. While the clocks aren't a big jump compared to a reference card, they should give us a tidy little increase in performance nonetheless.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Package]
- Page 3 [Video Card]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage]
- Page 5 [Unigine Heaven Benchmark (DX10 & DX11)]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - CINEBENCH R10]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Resident Evil 5]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Far Cry 2]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - World in Conflict]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Batman Arkham Asylum]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - Darkest of Days]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - BattleForge]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 14 [Temperature and Sound Tests]
- Page 15 [Power Consumption Tests]
- Page 16 [Final Thoughts]