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Old 01-01-10, 06:53 PM
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OC3D Review: HIS 5850

With many referance cards available Mul takes a look at the 5850 offering from HIS

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* note to staff: if u reply inside the article at the foot, nothing gets posted. For want of typing out again:

Tis a great card. Not impressed with the artificial benchmarkers, especially when ur old rig either competes or beats them. Being what they are, u have to take the cpu differences into account. CCC drivers rely more on the cpu.

£250 is a decent price for these cards. I'd expect further etailer shaving off of that too. Currently tho, this isn't the rrp, or even the £251 posted in the article header. At the more sensible pricing I could recommend this card, but presently would feel guilty about doing so.

Roll on feb/mar when the playing fields are nice'n'level and the cash grab being made, especially in the UK, is all but over. It'll be something to behold when the prices of these suddenly plummits - the cash ofc already being made. It's quite something to have the backup of another company having production problems to smooth that over, however unsubstantiated.

Worries me that HIS have chosen to block the rear intake/outtake holes with both pcie power connectors and a large old school capacitor. I'm sure that's not what the designers had in mind.

A little concerned also that a card receives a performance award with only an 8 score.

Look forward to the end of January when the news of price drops come out with great cheer, and all else previous is forgotten and forgiven.
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Hi Rasta,

To my knowledge, HIS has played no part in the PCB layout. Aside the badge on the top, it's physical attributes are no different to the Asus/Sapphire/XFX 5850's that we've handled.
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Agreed - frustrating

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Worries me that HIS have chosen to block the rear intake/outtake holes with both pcie power connectors and a large old school capacitor. I'm sure that's not what the designers had in mind.
Many reviews and comments refer to the two red trimmed ports at the power plug end as "intakes". All air is sucked in by the fan (at the fan hole) and pushed to both ends of the card. The two ports at the power end are exhaust ports.
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