Friday, February 26th 2010

HIS Readies Radeon HD 5870 iCooler V Graphics Cards

A day after releasing the HD 5830 iCooler V series, HIS implemented the same design on the Radeon HD 5870 series. The company is out with HD 5870 iCooler V series graphics card with and without the Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 bundle (the only thing that differentiates the model with this bundle, and the base-model). Factory-overclocked variants of these two are designated with a "Turbo" suffix in the model name. The HIS HD 5870 iCooler V uses a custom-designed cooler that's improved from the iCooler IV HIS used on some graphics cards of the previous generation Radeon HD 4890. The cooler makes use of an aluminum fin array cooled by a large centrally-located fan.

While the non-Turbo variants use reference AMD clock speeds of 850 MHz core and 1200 MHz memory, the Turbo models up that to 875 MHz and 1225 MHz, respectively. The cards feature 1 GB of GDDR5 memory, and display connectivity identical to AMD's reference design: two DVI-D, and one each of HDMI and DisplayPort. The pricing and availability aren't known. This goes on to show that with flexibility in design, AMD's AIB partners can come up with common designs to implement across the board with all Radeon HD 5800 series SKUs.

Source: TechConnect Magazine
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14 Comments on HIS Readies Radeon HD 5870 iCooler V Graphics Cards

#1
Marineborn
dont buy it, its a trap is comes with mw2 lol, just another way iw can claim they sold 10 billions copies, but now for real, that card doesnt seem half bad
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Zubasa
by: Marineborn
dont buy it, its a trap is comes with mw2 lol, just another way iw can claim they sold 10 billions copies, but now for real, that card doesnt seem half bad
As long as the card does not cost extra, we can just pretend that game never existed. :roll:
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#3
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
It's the MSI Lighting that I've got my eyes on.
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#4
Yellow&Nerdy?
It's been listed in Europe. The "non turbo" is 444€ and the turbo one is 469€, aka A BIG RIPOFF. Rather buy the Sapphire Vapor-X for 400€ and get MW2 with the money you saved. Then you will end up with a non-reference 5870 with better cooling, DiRT 2 and MW2 for the same money as without DiRT 2. And the Vapor-X cooler ought to be better too. Just saying.

The MSI Lightning is pretty interesting. Just hope they manage to keep the price reasonable. Don't think that card is for me though.
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#5
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
As for the models that don't bundle MW2, prices are: 330 EUR (base model), 345 EUR (Turbo).
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#6
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
So has this iCooler replaced the IceQ 3/4/5?? cooler they used to use?
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#7
Yellow&Nerdy?
by: btarunr
As for the models that don't bundle MW2, prices are: 330 EUR (base model), 345 EUR (Turbo).
Well that sounds more like what it should be. Do those models bundle DiRT 2 instead? Wonder what the MW2 bundles will cost. Probably around 360-370?

Is the iCooler usually better than the stock heatsink. I hope this one is atleast quieter.
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#8
Assimilator
+25MHz on the GPU and memory does not justify the "Turbo" moniker, nor a 15 Euro price increase. I'm quite sure that any 5870, regardless of card design/cooling, can have its clocks bumped by that amount and work reliably.

I mean, my 9800 GX2 ships with 600 core/1000 mem and there are factory-overclocked versions available at 700/1050... that's a 17% increase on the core and 5% on the memory, compared to 3% / 2% for this card.
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#9
twicksisted
untill i see a comparison between this and the vapour X sapphire... i think its shit ;)
Vapour-X FTW!
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#10
eidairaman1
by: Assimilator
+25MHz on the GPU and memory does not justify the "Turbo" moniker, nor a 15 Euro price increase. I'm quite sure that any 5870, regardless of card design/cooling, can have its clocks bumped by that amount and work reliably.

I mean, my 9800 GX2 ships with 600 core/1000 mem and there are factory-overclocked versions available at 700/1050... that's a 17% increase on the core and 5% on the memory, compared to 3% / 2% for this card.
only you would complain.

Amongst other things This card probably has potential than you think. Also this cooler looks like the one XFX is using
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Yellow&Nerdy?
Well that sounds more like what it should be. Do those models bundle DiRT 2 instead? Wonder what the MW2 bundles will cost. Probably around 360-370?

Is the iCooler usually better than the stock heatsink. I hope this one is atleast quieter.
No games bundled. Yes, you would expect iCooler to be quieter.
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#12
DEFEATEST
Just picked up the Dirt 2 version of the standard HIS 5870 today and so far very impressed. I can't believe how quite this thing is. Should I get the latest drivers or stick with my 9.12's?
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#13
inferKNOX
by: WarEagleAU
So has this iCooler replaced the IceQ 3/4/5?? cooler they used to use?
I'm wondering that myself.
I personally think the IceQ is better because it vents straight out of the case.:nutkick:
Hoping the buy an IceQ 5890!:rockout:
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#14
SteelSix
by: inferKNOX
I'm wondering that myself.
I personally think the IceQ is better because it vents straight out of the case.:nutkick:
Hoping the buy an IceQ 5890!:rockout:
With so many board partners investing in 5870 redesigns, it seems clear 5890 is not scheduled any time soon. Custom boards and 2GB boards appear to be ATI's thunder stealing weapons of choice..
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