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Date: July 9th, 2007
Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: HIS
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PRODUCT PICTORIAL & WALKTHROUGH


Seeing this card is rather unique to HIS, it would be best to point out what makes this videocard different from the rest.



This videocard's UV reactive cooling solution starts with a 70mm intake fan which is the main source of airflow for this cooler. Even at maximum speed, this cooler is relatively quiet even when compared to smaller stock coolers. This is more than likely because this intake operates more like a turbine than any normal everyday blade fan.



The air is pumped through this full copper plate heatpipe heatsink which not only cools the factory overclocked RV570 core (620Mhz vs 575Mhz stock), but also cools the eight overclocked onboard 32meg DDR3 chips (1.48Ghz vs 1.38Ghz stock). Through my stress testing, this cooler is as practical as it is flashy. Through an hour of stress testing I was only able to get this stock overclocked card temperature up to 61c. Some people may say that 61c is still very warm but not when it comes to the VPU standard. Through testing with the RV570 core at stock speed with a different stock card, it climbed up to a very warm 77c. So this card being reviewed today is 16c cooler under the same conditions AND is overclocked. The numbers speak for themselves, this is some excellent cooling.



All the heat is exhausted out the rear of the case and therefore will not contribute to internal temperature saturation. Any videocard puts out a lot of heat and with that thermal source being exhausted out of the case environment, your internal case temperature should drop by a noticeable margin.


Also noted in this photo is the card's dual-DVI ports and the VIVO/HD dongle connection. Regardless if you have two digital or analog monitors, or one of both, you can use them on this videocard.



The back of the card is void of anything really interesting other than the large rear support for the front cooler.



Like most higher end videocards today, this card comes with an 6-pin power connection that has to be connected for this card to work or even boot up. And seeing you have a large cooler with a large fan installed, the power is practically required. A adapter cord does come with the videocard.



And if you have a large wallet and have two of these cards and a Crossfire capable motherboard, you can use the included bridge to connect the two cards together.

 

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