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HIS HD 5870 iCooler V Turbo review

The HIS HD 5870 iCooler V Turbo is supplied in a tower shaped box with rather dramatic war artwork, promoting the free game, Modern Warfare 2.

I would assume most people have this game by now, but if they don’t it certainly adds value to the overall package.

Inside the box you get a driver CD (well out of date), DVI to HDMI adapter, Crossfire bridge, 2x PCI-E power cables and a coupon for the free game.

The iCooler thermal assembly (surely not an ihomage to Apple?) is a proprietary design by HIS and it looks rather impressive. They are also using a bigger fan to help with cooling and to lower noise.

The fan is a subtle blue colour which looks quite attractive – it is a nine blade system.

The cooler envelops the whole PCB area, expanding right to the edges. This should offer substantial cooling capabilities.

The card is supplied with two DVI dual link ports, an HDMI port and one Displayport. There is also a vent to help the card to vent hot air outside the chassis. All of these cards feature support for HDMI 1.3a which includes Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, AC-3 and DTS with up to 7:1 channel audio – 192 khz/24 bit support.

The card requires 2×6 pin PCI power connectors which remains true to the reference design.

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