Today we have the opportunity to look at the HIS Radeon HD 5750. Being the entry level version of the Radeon 5000 series, it comes in at a price point of only $138.99 shipped. In the current economy, having a graphics card that offers as much as the HIS Radeon HD 5750 does makes this card a very attractive option for the mainstream gamer. Features such as full HDMI with audio will also make this a great card for those looking to build a quality HTPC.
Taking a closer look at the HIS HD5750 we can see that it is using the Juniper core which is built on 40nm technology. This is the same core that is on its big brother, the HD5770. The differences are a lower clock speed (700MHz versus 850MHz) and a slightly lower memory clock (1.2GHz (4.8GHz effective) on the HD5770 and 1.15GHz (4.6GHz effective) on the HD5750). The Radeon HD 5750 features nine SIMD engines for a total of 720 stream processors at 700 MHz.
The memory provided by Samsung is GDDR5 rated for 1.25GHz (5.0GHz effective) operation. As stated above, it comes factory clocked at 1.15GHz (4.6GHz effective). Later in the review we will overclock the memory and see what the Samsung memory modules are capable of.
The back of the HIS Radeon HD5750 is home to four memory IC’s as well as the serial number. The serial number will be needed if your card ever needs to be RMA’d. HIS offers a one year warranty on their products.
Pulling the cooler off of the card you can see that is made solely out of aluminum.
In the current times of heatpipes and even the common use of copper for heat dissipation I was a bit surprised to see an aluminum heat sink on a non-reference card. According to HIS the iCooler IV is designed for faster transfer of the heat out of the gpu. The noise level of the iCooler IV is rated for under 30dB’s. We will check out how well the iCooler IV works in a bit. First, let’s take a look at all the goodies you get with your purchase.