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HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X TurboX Video Card Review - Card and Specifications

The HD 6870 from HIS gets both the IceQ X and TurboX treatment to create what looks to be one of the best HD 6870s we've tested. Let's find out for sure!

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Mar 31, 2011 3:56 pm
TweakTown Rating: 94%      Manufacturer: HIS

The Card

 

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Looking at the card, you might find that it looks familiar and that's because it's the same IceQ X cooler that we saw on the HD 6850. Of course, this is a TurboX model as well and a higher end model which means we should have a good amount of power on tap.

 

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Power comes in the form of two 6-Pin PCI-E connectors at the top of the card while closer to the front we've got a single Crossfire connector.

 

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Connectivity is strong with the same design we've seen from most high end AMD cards. We've got a Dual-Link and Single-Link DVI connector, single HDMI connector and two Mini-HDMI connectors.

 

Specifications

 

Carrying the TurboX tag means the card is of course overclocked quite strongly. Below we can see the core has been bumped up to 975MHz which is a strong 75MHz over the default 900MHz clock.

 

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The good news is that HIS has also taken the time to overclock the memory and again by a strong amount. The 1GB of GDDR5 now comes in at 4600MHz QDR which is 400MHz QDR up on the default 4200MHz QDR clock.

 

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