HIS Radeon HD 5750 iCooler IV Video Card BenchmarkingWed, Dec 30, 2009 - 12:00 AM
Final Thoughts and Conclusion
The HIS Radeon HD5750 has a concern or two that I would like to discuss here. Don’t get me wrong; overall this is a good card. One concern that I have is the configuration you would need to use for multiple monitors. All the monitors you use would need to use different connections. All of the HD5000 series need to use one monitor that has a display port to take advantage of ATI’s Eyefinity technology. Though with the HIS Radeon 5750 even if you want to use a dual monitor setup, one of the monitors needs either a display port or HDMI. Granted, many of today’s monitors have an HDMI port you would still need to purchase an HDMI cable. I would have like to have seen a second dual link DVI port. While this may not be a deal breaker it is an area of concern for me.
The performance of the iCooler IV was also an issue for me. It’s extremely quiet but it doesn’t perform as well as I would have liked. Running a full 10 degrees Celsius hotter than the Sapphire Vapor-X 5750 that I reviewed here was a disappointment.
Currently, ATI has 5 different graphics cards that support DirectX 11. They are also the only ones to have any cards that support DirectX 11. With prices ranging from $129.00 up to $600.00+ the HIS Radeon 5750 is on the lower end of the price spectrum with a price tag of $138.99 shipped. Despite it having a low price point it is anything but a low quality card. If you are looking to upgrade from integrated graphics or looking for the latest features like ATI’s Eyefinity or DirectX 11 the HIS Radeon HD5750 should be on your short list.
Legit Bottom Line: The HIS Radeon HD5750 is a great mainstream card. Pair that with the highly anticipated Colin McRae DiRT 2 and you get a great deal.