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HIS HD 6970 IceQ Turbo 2GB Review

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Xir 16th September 2011, 09:21 Quote
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.
xaser04 16th September 2011, 09:38 Quote
*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.
xMathiasD 16th September 2011, 09:50 Quote
i don't like the look of that card.. reminds me of the cards 4/5 years ago!
andrew8200m 16th September 2011, 10:39 Quote
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Originally Posted by xMathiasD
i don't like the look of that card.. reminds me of the cards 4/5 years ago!

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


A fantastic looking card in person too, much nicer than the pictures :)
sakzzz 16th September 2011, 12:06 Quote
That cooler brings back good memories....:D
Christopher N. Lew 16th September 2011, 12:34 Quote
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
KiNETiK 16th September 2011, 13:15 Quote
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?
Lizard 16th September 2011, 13:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by KiNETiK
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?

Yes indeed, it's being finished off at the mo.
l3v1ck 16th September 2011, 13:30 Quote
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.
l3v1ck 16th September 2011, 13:33 Quote
Double post
Farfalho 16th September 2011, 14:01 Quote
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Originally Posted by Lizard
Quote:
Originally Posted by KiNETiK
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?

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

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
dunx 16th September 2011, 14:18 Quote
Why, oh why don't they have a plug-in DVI port on a separate backplane ?

dunx
james888 16th September 2011, 15:17 Quote
"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.
longweight 16th September 2011, 15:26 Quote
Sounds like a really good card but my god it's just so ugly!
Kovoet 16th September 2011, 15:31 Quote
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
salesman 16th September 2011, 15:41 Quote
I happily paid $50 less for my 570, besides that this card would be too much for my setup. I always liked HIS coolers.
thehippoz 16th September 2011, 16:14 Quote
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
trig 16th September 2011, 18:04 Quote
looks good, but not making me regret my msi twin frozr 3 for $300 at all...
Boscoe 16th September 2011, 21:22 Quote
Old school shiz
fdbh96 16th September 2011, 21:39 Quote
What I don't get is that when you have a gpu in a case it's pointing down, so why does it matter if it looks ugly, as long as it cools it?
Picarro 16th September 2011, 22:47 Quote
External venting > Internal venting any day. Even if it had Hello Kitty stickers I would choose it.
rogerrabbits 17th September 2011, 02:33 Quote
Sounds great but I don't like overclocking my own video card. I want one pre-clocked with a warranty etc.
Jipa 17th September 2011, 12:22 Quote
There's also vents on the side of the cooler, so it does NOT blow all the hot air out of the case.

Who gives a rats ass about the clock speed? Either you OC your card or you don't, "factory OC"'d cards are for pussies anyway.
rogerrabbits 17th September 2011, 17:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jipa
There's also vents on the side of the cooler, so it does NOT blow all the hot air out of the case.

Who gives a rats ass about the clock speed? Either you OC your card or you don't, "factory OC"'d cards are for pussies anyway.

f u
Evildead666 17th September 2011, 18:49 Quote
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Originally Posted by l3v1ck
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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