The extra performance increase is a nice bonus, but the big selling point to the HIS HD 6850 1GB IceQ X Turbo is that cooler and when you get into the numbers that revolve around that cooler like the core temperature and noise levels, you can see why it's a big selling point to the card.
At under $200 the IceQ X Turbo continues to represent great value, but if you choose to go down the non-Turbo path and overclock yourself, you'll be able to gain even more performance for an even cheaper price. At the same time, you get the benefits of the IceQ X cooler which as we mentioned is the main selling point of the card.
We didn't go over the benchmark graphs like we normally do for the simple reason being that across the board the results are similar with a little bump in performance being offered from the bump in clock speeds.
The IceQ X Turbo HD 6850 reminds us why we love the IceQ series so much; the cooling performance you get from the IceQ based cards is great. We're a good couple of degrees cooler than the reference card, while we're a good couple of FPS faster, all for only slightly more money.
If you haven't picked up a HD 6850 yet and want to spend under $200, then you should be looking at a HD 6850 with some aftermarket cooling. If that's you, then the IceQ X offering from HIS should be a card that you're keeping an eye on.
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- Page 1 [Introduction and Package]
- Page 2 [Card and Specifications]
- Page 3 [Test System Setup and 3DMark 11]
- Page 4 [3DMark Vantage]
- Page 5 [Unigine Heaven Benchmark]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Resident Evil 5]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Mafia II]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Lost Planet 2]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - Aliens vs. Predator]
- Page 11 [Benchmarks - Street Fighter IV]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - Far Cry 2]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - Batman Arkham Asylum]
- Page 14 [Benchmarks - High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 15 [Temperature Test]
- Page 16 [Sound Test]
- Page 17 [Power Consumption Tests]
- Page 18 [Total Performance Rating (TPR)]
- Page 19 [Total Value Rating (TVR)]
- Page 20 [Final Thoughts]
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