The HIS HD6870 IceQ X Turbo X is a card you will recognize in a lineup as not many manufactures have been making their GPU shroud out of translucent blue plastic. Benchmark Reviews reports that the "IceQ X cooler, which performs better than it looks", should not discourage you from picking up this card. HIS placed extra temperature sensors on the card to help enthusiasts push the already overclocked card even further, which is very possible as long as you change the fan profiles which are not aggressive enough on default settings.
"HIS first introduced its IceQ coolers in 2003 to its Radeon 9800PRO series of video cards, eight years later HIS return with the IceQ X cooler, which thankfully performs much better than it looks. In this review the IceQ X cooler is strapped onto a HIS HD6870 Turbo X video card which comes factory overclocked at 975MHz GPU and 1150MHz Memory. Pushing clocks this far on a factory overclocked video card takes some guts, but HIS know that they have nothing to worry about, their IceQ cooler is up to the job. Benchmark Reviews aims to provide you with an unbiased review of the HIS HD6870 IceQ X Turbo X and report back our findings, keeping you informed on the latest technologies available on the market today."
Here are some more Graphics Card articles from around the web:
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- HIS Radeon HD 6970 IceQ Turbo 2GB @ Tweaktown
- ASUS HD 6950 Review @ OCC
- Sapphire Radeon HD 6770 Flex Edition 1GB DX11 Video Card Review @ Hi Tech Legion
- Desktop Graphics Card Comparison Guide @ TechARP
- MSI GTX 580 Lightning Xtreme Edition 3GB OC’ed @ Tweaktown
- GIGABYTE GeForce GTX 560 OC @ OCAU
- Zotac GTX 560 TI Amp! Edition @ XSReviews
this card seems to be able to
this card seems to be able to keep up with 6950’s. Think a stock 6870 (overclock’d, not overvolt) can reach this performance?