Date: April 26th, 2010
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: HIS
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So what do you exactly get for US$289 when you purchase this HD5830 performance videocard.
HIS supplied the usual driver CD with case sticker, a basic user's manual along with a full version of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 which will support DX11 and take full advantage of this videocard's capabilities right out of the box.
Including popular games with videocards does bring a lot more value for the dollar and is always a good thing when evaluating a product.
The complete hardware kit covered all the bases with a VGA to DVI adapter, two six pin power cables along with a crossfire bridge. Nothing more is needed in order to install this product regardless of your power supply configuration.
And at last you unwrap your new videocard. This version is based off of ATI's reference design with a different color PCB and the addition of HIS' large cooling solution branded the iCooler. I will dive into more detail in the upcoming pages but initial thoughts are good with solid cooling and build construction.