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Hardware HIS HD 6970 IceQ Turbo 2GB Review

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by arcticstoat, 16 Sep 2011.

  1. arcticstoat

    arcticstoat New Member

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  2. Xir

    Xir Well-Known Member

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    Good to see that the card is quieter than stock, though the factory overclock is very modest.
    I've been thinking of buying either the HD 6970 2GB or the GTX 570 1.3GB...but looking at the reviews over the last few monthhs and considering I'm "only" playing @ 1920x1080, I just cannot justify the priceleap over a factory overclocked GTX 560 Ti.
    Not that these are bad or undesirable cards, their price is just too high above middle class cards while their performance isn't.
     
  3. xaser04

    xaser04 Ba Ba Ba BANANA!

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    *Hugs Asus HD6950 flashed to HD6970 (unlocked bios)*

    Identical performance to this card all for £200.

    The HIS HD6950 Turbo that Overclockers have on pre order for £219.99 looks like a good deal:

    http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=GX-042-HS

    Assuming it can clock as well as the HD6970 it will be around 5% slower clock for clock but cost £55 less.
     
  4. xMathiasD

    xMathiasD New Member

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    i don't like the look of that card.. reminds me of the cards 4/5 years ago!
     
  5. andrew8200m

    andrew8200m Well-Known Member

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    Thats the idea and they sold like wild fire back then ;)


    A fantastic looking card in person too, much nicer than the pictures :)
     
  6. sakzzz

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    That cooler brings back good memories....:D
     
  7. Christopher N. Lew

    Christopher N. Lew Folding in memory of my father

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    Thanks for including Folding@Home figures, though surprisingly low. I guess you weren't using the v.7 which should give higher PPD with AMD cards
     
  8. KiNETiK

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    I notice the PNY XLR8 Liquid Cooled GTX 580 OC in the comparison benchmarks but I can't remember seeing a stand alone review of this card on Bit-tech. Will we be seeing a review of this card as well soon?
     
  9. Lizard

    Lizard @ Scan R&D

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    Yes indeed, it's being finished off at the mo.
     
  10. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    That's what I like to see. A hsf that vents all of the waste heat out of the case.
    At least that's what I'd like to see. Those hsf's used to.
    Ditch some of the ports and have better vents imo. I don't really want any waste gpu heat dumping in the case.
     
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  11. l3v1ck

    l3v1ck Fueling the world, one oil well at a time.

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    Double post
     
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  12. Farfalho

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    Just what I thought! I remember seeing this graphics somewhere on the internet but not on bit-tech. Well, choppy chop, off you go, show us the review :p
     
  13. dunx

    dunx ITX is where it's at !

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    Why, oh why don't they have a plug-in DVI port on a separate backplane ?

    dunx
     
  14. james888

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    "The large heatsink is aided by an equally large 80mm radial fan, which blows air down the length of the card. The heatsink covers not only the CPU but also the card’s 2GB of GDDR5 memory modules via an aluminium contact plate. Meanwhile, the VRMs are fitted with a separate heatsink, which is placed underneath the lower fan intake to take advantage of indirect airflow. "

    Isn't it a gpu on a graphics card? Either a spelling mistake or I am mistaken.
     
  15. longweight

    longweight Possibly Longbeard.

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    Sounds like a really good card but my god it's just so ugly!
     
  16. Kovoet

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    Damn nice come back by HIS but if has anything to do with looks I'd give it a 0. The only time a HIS card looked god though was when the old XT800 was around
     
  17. salesman

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    I happily paid $50 less for my 570, besides that this card would be too much for my setup. I always liked HIS coolers.
     
  18. thehippoz

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    900 clk with that aftermarket cooler, kind of low.. my gigabyte 6970 oc2 comes 920 stock and it does 950 oc'd.. it has a nice cooler like that though

    doesn't make a difference though at 1080p.. it plays everything up and only pulls 220 watts more over idle
     
  19. trig

    trig god's little mistake

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    looks good, but not making me regret my msi twin frozr 3 for $300 at all...
     
  20. Boscoe

    Boscoe Electronics extraordinaire.

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    Old school shiz
     
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