Featured Articles

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

Analysts expect ARM to do well next year

British chip designer ARM could cash in on the mobile industry's rush to transition to 64-bit operating systems and hardware.

More...
Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Huawei and Xiaomi outpace Lenovo, LG in smartphone market

Samsung has lost smartphone market share, ending the quarter on a low note and Xiaomi appears to be the big winner.

More...
Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

Intel Broadwell 15W coming to CES

It looks like Intel will be showing off its 14nm processors, codenames Broadwell, in a couple of weeks at CES 2015.

More...
Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Gainward GTX 980 Phantom reviewed

Today we’ll be taking a closer look at the recently introduced Gainward GTX 980 4GB with the company’s trademark Phantom cooler.

More...
Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac ZBOX Sphere OI520 barebones vs Sphere Plus review

Zotac has been in the nettop and mini-PC space for more than four years now and it has managed to carve…

More...
Frontpage Slideshow | Copyright © 2006-2010 orks, a business unit of Nuevvo Webware Ltd.
Friday, 17 May 2013 08:28

HIS iCooler Turbo HD 7790 reviewed - A closer look at iCooler Turbo HD7790

Written by Sanjin Rados

his-7790-thumbrecommended08 75

Review: Good OC potential and cooling

The full name of the card is HIS 7790 iCooler Turbo 1GB GDDR5 PCI-E DP /2xDVI /HDMI (Part No.: H779FT1GD). The iCooler comes with a single 75mm fan and is two slots high.
his-7790-2

The iCooler comes with a plastic frame which is not much to look at and it doesn’t feel as special as the aluminum frame used by XFX Black DD R7790. However, the frame is tough and we did not find any instability or vibrations. The blue fan comes as refreshing detail here. Due to the open design some hot air will exhaust into the case. Therefore a good air circulation inside the computer case is needed.

his-7790-fan2

The plastic frame of the cooler is longer that the PCB, resulting in an overall length of 22.4cm (8.8"). It is easy to see that the plastic frame is longer than the PCB.

his-7790-back
his-7790-fan3

The HD 7790 requires a single 6-pin power connector. The power connector is hidden behind the plastic shroud, but plugging a power cable into it is relatively straightforward.

his-7790-power1

Taking the cooler off requires removing only four screws but it voids the warranty, so we suggest you just leave it alone. The cooler uses a copper plate which is connected to the circular heatsink, measuring 11cm long, 9cm wide and 3cm tall. The memory is cooled by airflow alone.

his-7790-pci-2

HIS used four GDDR5 chips (256MB each) made by Hynix (model number H5GQ2H24AFR R0C). These chips are specified to run at 1500 MHz (6000 MHz GDDR5 effective), but HIS factory overclocked them to 6400MHz.

A five-phase design (four GPU and one memory) is used for power delivery and a tall aluminum heatsink sits on top of the MOSFETs to provide additional cooling.

his-7790-power3

The HD 7790 iCooler Turbo card has two dual-link DVI outs (one SL-DVI and one DL-DVI), one standard HDMI 1.4a and one standard DisplayPort 1.2 out. You may combine this card with another HD 7790 card from any vendor in a CrossFire configuration. The CrossFire connector is included in the package.

his-7790-IO

(Page 3 of 18)
Last modified on Friday, 17 May 2013 12:46
blog comments powered by Disqus

 

Facebook activity

Latest Commented Articles

Recent Comments