HIS Radeon HD 5670 IceQ 512 MB 47

HIS Radeon HD 5670 IceQ 512 MB Review

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The Card

HIS has chosen to use an Arctic Cooling heatsink as their thermal solution, this actually seems to be the same cooler as used on the HIS HD 4670 IceQ.

Just like the AMD reference design, the cooler occupies two slots.

The card has one analog VGA port, one DVI port and one HDMI port. For a lower end card like this it certainly makes sense to have an analog VGA port, the HDMI port has basically replaced the old S-Video output by now.
For HDMI Audio, most NVIDIA cards require you to feed an external audio source, for example from your motherboard's on-board audio, to the card via SPDIF cable. AMD on the other hand has integrated a sound device inside their GPUs which is the easier solution for most users. Also AMD's integrated sound device has been upgraded to support HDMI 1.3a which includes Dolby TrueHD, DTS-HD, AC-3, DTS and up to 7.1 channel audio with 192 kHz / 24-bit.

While a physical CrossFire connector is not present, the card does support CrossFire which transfers its data via the PCI-Express bus.

Here are the front and the back of the card, high-res versions are also available (front, back). If you choose to use these images for voltmods etc, please include a link back to this site or let us post your article.
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