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HIS Radeon HD 6970 IceQ Turbo 2GB Video Card Review

The high end HD 6970 finally gets the IceQ treatment from HIS. Let's check out what's going on with it.

| AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Jun 3, 2011 9:14 am
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: HIS Digital

Introduction

 

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We've looked at the HIS HD 6970 Turbo, we've also looked at some IceQ variants of the HD 6800 series; but today the power of the IceQ and Turbo series combine to create the HIS HD 6970 IceQ Turbo.

 

The IceQ series is a popular one for HIS and has always represented their best cooler in the HIS line-up. Combined with the Turbo label, the card carries with it also a nice out of the box overclock.

 

Today, though, we've decided to ignore the overclock and instead make use of the cooler and overclock the card ourselves. Before we cover that, though, let's first check out the package that's on offer from the HIS HD 6970 IceQ Turbo 2GB; then we'll take a closer look at the card itself before looking at the actual overclock we achieved.

 

Once we've done that, we'll get into the performance side of things and see just what kind of power we're able to achieve from the HIS HD 6970 IceQ Turbo at the clocks we managed to get.

 

First, though, let's look at the package HIS have put together.

 

Package

 

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Looking at the package, there's nothing out of the ordinary. We've got a driver CD, manual, sticker, CrossFire bridge and DVI to VGA connector. We've also got two Dual-Molex to PCI-E power connectors; one goes to 6-Pin while the other goes to 8-Pin.

 

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