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HIS Radeon HD 6790 1GB IceQ X Turbo Video Card Review (Page 1)

HIS slap the IceQ X and Turbo tag on the new HD 6790. Let's see how the model goes in our testbed.
By: Shawn Baker from May 2, 2011 @ 21:34 CDT
TweakTown Rating: 92%Manufacturer: HIS

Introduction

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Just before the launch of the HD 6790, HIS emailed us and asked if we wanted to get a sample of the normal version, or if we were happy to wait a couple of extra weeks for the IceQ X Turbo one.

Since we had a reference clocked card already on the way and the IceQ X and Turbo series being two great ones, it was a no brainer and we chose to wait. Well, the card finally arrived and we got a chance to put it through its paces to see what this new mid-range card was able to offer.

Being part of the IceQ X and Turbo series means we've got both an upgraded cooler and an overclock on offer. Before we get into that, though, we'll first check out the package. Once that's done we'll take a closer look at the card and IceQ X cooler before looking at the kind of clocks HIS has opted for with this Turbo variant.

Once all that's done, we'll see just what kind of performance we're able to get out of the card; but first let's look at the package.

Package

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Inside there's nothing too out of the ordinary. We've got the standard paperwork and driver CD, two Dual-Molex to 6-Pin adapters, DVI to VGA connector and a CrossFire Bridge.

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