Having a look at the video card we can see HIS has gone for a design which moves the fan to the middle instead of to the right hand side like we see out of the IceQ cooler. If we look a little closer we can see a pair of copper heatpipes that come out the middle where a large aluminum heatsink sits.
Taking a quick spin around you can see towards the back we've got two 6-pin PCIe power connectors while closer to the front you can see we've got a single CrossFire connector that allows us to run up to two of these cards together for added performance.
The I/O department finds a Dual-Link DVI port along with a full size HDMI port and two Mini DisplayPort connectors to round out the connectivity side of things. With the two Mini DP connectors it would've been nice to see at least one Mini DP to DP connector in the bundle, but there isn't. So in the event you want to make use of DisplayPort connectivity straight away, you'll no doubt want to look into buying an adapter.
Out of the box the HIS HD 7870 GHz Edition card we've got on hand follows the reference clock speeds. That means the core comes in at 1000MHz as the "GHz Edition" name would suggest while the 2GB of GDDR5 carries a clock speed of 4800MHz QDR.
Because we've already looked at quite a few HD 7870s we figured today we'd look at the overclocking side of things on this model to see just what kind of performance we're able to get out of the card.
Looking above you can see we pushed the core up to 1170MHz while the 2GB of GDDR5 was pushed to 5400MHz QDR. This is a nice boost in clocks and we should see some nice performance gains.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- Page 1 [Introduction and Package]
- Page 2 [The Card and Specifications]
- Page 3 [Benchmarks - Test System Setup]
- Page 4 [Benchmarks - 3DMark 11]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - Unigine Heaven Benchmark]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Tom Clancy's H.A.W.X. 2]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Mafia II]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - Lost Planet 2]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Aliens vs. Predator]
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Recommended for You
Latest News Posts
- Tony Hawk's Pro Skater 5 arrives, IGN says pop-shove it in the garbage
- The important question has been answered: Will the new iPhone 6s bend?
- Beautiful film made using only water, a 5 yen coin and an Apple iPhone
- iOS 9 now has Tweetbot 4 support on iPad and iPhone
- Helpful Chrome extension lets you play GIFs in Google Search
- Samsung FIT MUF-64BB 64GB USB 3.0 Pico Flash Drive Review
- Why will my video card not work?
- M.2 Drive not showing up.
- Gigabyte GA-X58A-UD5 Stabilty Issue!!!
- Tesoro Lobera Spectrum RGB Mechanical Gaming Keyboard Review
- MASSIVE AUDIO Introduces DOCTOR WHO Bluetooth And Wired Headphones
- BOXX Introduces the World's Smallest Overclocked Workstation - APEXX 1
- AOC's New Full HD USB Monitor Makes the Perfect Laptop or Desktop Companion
- Feel the Power and Speed Inside Your Laptop NOX DDR4 64GB 3000MHz SO-DIMM The True Champion
- Creative Team Behind Earthworm Jim and The Neverhood Launch New Clay Animated Video Game, Armikrog