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HIS Radeon HD 5670 IceQ 512 MB

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  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    Excellent review (as always), and an excellent card !
     
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    seems like a good card, but it wont shine until 6-12 months time when the price drops
     
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    Noise

    Hi,

    you write "The HIS HD 5670 IceQ is the quietest graphics card with an active fan that I ever held in my hands. ".

    How about the 4670 iceq then? In your own review it is rated better in terms of noise.

    Thanks

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    wow isn't this heatsink like 4 years old lol. not bad, i hoping for a lil more power, as long its 475 or cheaper it should sell good n be worth it.
     
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    I believe he stated in the review that it is the same cooler as on the IceQ HD4670. If so, then this HD5670 is indeed the quietest card he's ever seen, exactly tied with the IceQ HD4670.
     
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    HIS have been using these fans for a looooong time.

    In my experience, they are dead silent - until the bearings die, and they get an annoying-as-hell rattle.
     
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    Those Fans the HIS use are a join venture between HIS and Arctic Cooling. They are reliable as heck , a little more efficent than Reference cooling, and very quiet. So it is no suprise that he stated they were quiet. It is more than likely the same fan.

    ST
     
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    let me clarify. the measurements back then were with a different calibration on the sound level meter. the card tested today is considerably quieter than the 4670 iceq. on the old calibration the fan noise would be somewhere below 20.0 dbA, definitely quieter than the msi hd 4850 in idle
     
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    Isn't the 5670 a lower series, especially considering it's basically half a 5700?
     
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    Aye, just came in here to say this. :p
     
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    What a quiet and well cooled card! Too bad about the price though, I would probably spend the extra $30 and get a 5750 given the choice though.
     
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    Aye -- I gotta admit, I had never seen the specs before, but I expected more out of this card. The performance isn't that much better than a 4670.

    And wtf, no crossfire connectors? Does crossfire over the PCI-E bus work pretty well?
     
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    I'm really disappointed, big time.... I was expecting really much more in terms of power draw... it seems that they went cheaper also on power management and components...
     
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    It's a budget-version. It's not meant to compete in the high-end class, which means that certain other attributes aren't required, which also help in keeping the price down. It does, however, give you a bit extra in some of the features that it retains, compared to its bigger brethren ;)
    These are the two main areas in which it does rather well, compared to others in a similar class.
     
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    I'd like to see $70 for the 512MB and $85 for the 1GB, then it'd be perfect to put into a poopy retail PC when you want a little graphics boost, or even better for a HTPC.
     
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    Seems like a nice budget card for a HTPC, but since I already have a 9600GT I'll stick with that for a while longer.

    Not to mention that the you rated the HD4670 at 29dbA under load, and this only rated in at 25dbA.

    Hey, W1zzard, just wondering if you have any thoughts about adding in 1920x1080 tests? It seems to be a very popular resolution these days, with a lot of people using HDTVs as monitors, and a lot of bigger format LCDs using it instead of 1920x1200.
     
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    1920x1080 is equal to 1920x1200
     
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    I was recommending the 9600GT at that power/price-point, but that ends today now that this guys is here. Move over 9600, you just got served!
    If I can I'm gonna go for a HIS IceQ series card on my next purchase! lol *drools*
     
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    Their close, but wouldn't 1920x1080 give better framerates considering there is less to render?

    Probably close enough to not warrant the time for another round of benchmarking though.
     
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    Maybe not. At 230,400 pixels more in a seriously heavy game it might make a few FPS difference though..
    :confused:
     
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    Now that I go back through and pay a little closer attention to the individual game benchmarks, the jump from 1680x1050 to 1920x1200 is usually less than 10FPS. So I'm not sure 1920x1080 would be a big enough gap from 1920x1200 to warrant its own testing. Forget I mentioned it. :D
     
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    They tested CFX at G3D and it scaled between 65 and 90%
     
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    Thank you for the review
    Could you review the HIS 5750 Ice Q+????????
    please
     
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    Excellent review as always, but I think we need to wait a bit for the price to drop before it becomes the king of HTPC.
     

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