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HIS HD 5870 iCooler V Turbo review

Rating: 8.0.

KitGuru has been concentrating recently on many mid range boards, however today we are going to be looking at the high end custom HIS HD5870 graphics card, a product we know that will get you excited.

The HIS HD 5870 iCooler V Turbo is completely redesigned and it ships with a iCooler V heatsink and a customised PCB layout which offers a more cost effective production. The core speed is increased by 25mhz and the memory also gets a 100mhz effective bump. If you like free games then this bundle also ships with the excellent Call Of Duty: Modern Warfare 2.

The icing on the cake is that the card is only £20 more expensive than the reference design, so on paper it appears to be very good value for money.

HD5850 Reference HD 5870 Reference HIS HD 5870 iCoolerV Turbo
GPU Cypress Cypress Cypress
Shader Units 1440 1600 1600
ROPs 32 32 32
Transistors 2154m 2154m 2154m
Memory Size 1024MB 1024MB 1024MB
Memory Bus Width 256 bit 256 bit 256 bit
Core Clock 725mhz 850mhz 875mhz
Memory Clock 1000mhz 1200mhz 1225mhz
UK pricing £225 £320 £340

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