|HIS Radeon HD 7770 iCooler Video Card|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst|
|Friday, 04 May 2012|
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Closer Look: HIS Radeon HD 7770 iCooler
In this section we will have a good tour of the HIS HD 7770 iCooler 1GB video card and discuss its main features. The HIS HD 7770 iCooler is packed in a relatively small package, about the size and shape of a shoe box only a little thinner. Accessories wise there is only a DVI to VGA adapter included, there are no power adapter cables or crossfire bridges although this model does support crossfire.
The HIS HD 7770 iCooler video card is fairly small, measuring 11cm tall x 21cm long and is also a double slot design. The iCooler HSF assembly features a 75mm fan that effectively cools the 28nm Cape Verde HD 7770 GPU while remaining virtually silent, even at 100%. The small compact design is probably best suited to an HTPC environment where space really matters, and the cooling ability coupled with the low power draw of the HD 7770 GPU re-enforces this line of thought.
The shroud of HIS Radeon HD 7770 iCooler HSF assembly does not completely enclose the heatsink and as such some warm air will be exhausted inside your case. The design of the shroud ensures some airflow will reach the power delivery section of the PCB and will let incoming air also cool here unrestricted.
Looking at the end view here we spy a 6-pin PCI-E power connector, HIS recommend a 450W or greater power supply.
For output we have two mini display port connectors, a full size HDMI port and one dual-link DVI-I connector. Bundled with the card you get a DVI to D-SUB adapter, so as far as connectors go HIS have really covered all the bases here.