Date: September 21st, 2010
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: HIS
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH
Let's take a virtual walk around HIS's LP version of the ATI Radeon HD 5570.
First off we start at this videocard's VPU. HIS's use of the 40nm manufactured Redwood core is stock clocked at 650Mhz core, 900Mhz DDR3 memory which is bandwidth capable of 28.8Gb/sec memory transfer. This coupled with the VPU's 400 unified shaders is capable of 10.4GPixels/sec and 26.0 GTexels/s while only drawing 140 watts during maximum load thanks to the lower power consumption of the GDDR3.
The simple active cooler does a good job at keeping noise levels relatively low while keeping temperatures well below 50c even while under full benchmarking load. Although sound levels were ok, they were definitely not silent and this fan did spin at a decent speed to keep things cool.
The back of the card is completely void of any obstruction to interfere with any sort of upper motherboard components and facilitated an easy install. As you can see, this cooling solution was securely held in place with 4 screws and insures that there won't be anyway that this cooler will be separating away from any of the components it is cooling even during rough handling.
Last but not least in this section is the main connection panel. You have three choices which consist of one DVI, one analog VGA and one HDMI video connection. With this type of selection, you can see that this videocard has its sights set precisely on the consumer HTPC market. As mentioned earlier, you can remove this IO plate and the Analog connection and go with the two digital connections and install this card in a smaller case.