HIS 7790 iCooler Turbo 1GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

Videocards/VGA Reviews by stefan @ 2013-05-20

The new HIS 7790 iCooler Turbo card is well balanced and recommended to people on a tighter budget who will want to upgrade their old GPU in order to be able to play the latest games on monitors up to 24’’. The cooling system is simpler compared to the offerings from XFX or PowerColor and an overclocking utility is supplied on the HIS website for added value.

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Packaging, A Closer Look

The new Radeon HD 7790 iCooler Turbo variant from HIS is shipped inside a themed cardboard box, with a sword as a central piece and various logos which represent the supported technologies, but also some of the product specifications:






On one of the box sides, we are shown which connector our motherboard must feature in order to be able to install the video card:




Also, on the opposite side, the manufacturer is explaining some of the benefits that we’ll have by registering, but we will also find the box contents list:




A more in-depth list of features and specifications is located on the back side of the box, along with the logos that HIS has got from different specialized publications:




The box is sealed on both ends to prevent unauthorized access inside:




By removing the top packaging layer, we will reveal a secondary black cardboard box, with a HIS logo on top:




As accessories, we will also get a HIS envelope, an installation warning leaflet, but also a DVI-to-VGA adapter:




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Comment from jmke @ 2013/05/20
is there a 2GB version of the 7790? with multi monitor setup's having only 1GB can be a bottleneck
Comment from Stefan Mileschin @ 2013/05/21
As far as I can see, there is no 2GB version, but anyway, I wouldn't bother gaming in a multi-monitor setup with a single 7790 since the results would be quite choppy. For a single 24'' monitor with medium and sometimes high settings it could work fine (considering that you also have a powerful CPU in order to gain a tiny amount of frames too and to avoid any limitations).