Tuesday, February 1st 2011

HIS Extends IceQ X Series to Radeon HD 6870, Intros Highly Overclocked Turbo-X Model

After the launch of NVIDIA's GeForce GTX 560 Ti, AMD made it easier for partners to release overclocked and custom-design Radeon HD 6870 graphics cards. Partners seem to be responding to this. HIS released two new custom-design Radeon HD 6870 graphics card models, based on the Barts IceQ X board design the company implemented on its HD 6850 IceQ X series. Like with the HD 6850, there's the base model that sticks to AMD reference clock speeds of 900/1050 MHz (core/memory), and a Turbo-X model that uses overclocked speeds of 975/1150 MHz. The "X" in Turbo-X denotes that it's faster than the Turbo model based on AMD's reference design board, by HIS. The cooler makes use of a slightly large aluminum fin array to which heat is conveyed by 8 mm thick nickel-plated copper heat pipes, which is centrally ventilated by a 92 mm fan. The cooler is covered by a frosty-looking shroud. Like with every other HD 6870, the card features 1120 stream processors, and connects to 1 GB of GDDR5 memory over a 256-bit wide memory interface. HIS did not give out pricing details.
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16 Comments on HIS Extends IceQ X Series to Radeon HD 6870, Intros Highly Overclocked Turbo-X Model

#1
983264
OMG! Almost 1000MHz! That's pretty insane for a factory overclocked Graphics Card...
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#2
Over_Lord
News Editor
this puts gigabyte HD6870 SOC to shame
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#3
HellZaQ
Color...

Color is very pale...they could use more bright :D

and they could raise up core clock to 1 GHz...
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pantherx12
by: HellZaQ
Color is very pale...they could use more bright :D

and they could raise up core clock to 1 GHz...
There's probably an agreement with AMD to limit the max overclock to stop 6870s getting to close to 5870s.

That's what I would do if I ran a chip company :laugh:
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#5
[H]@RD5TUFF
The color looks horrible, it makes them look like cheap chinese nock offs.
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#6
cdawall
where the hell are my stars
these look gay what happen to the better than stock iceQ coolers these are shit in comparo
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#7
random
by: cdawall
these look gay what happen to the better than stock iceQ coolers these are shit in comparo
Agreed, they had a much better looking design for the 4000 series, not digging the scheme this time HIS.
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#8
micropage7
it looks cool with blue scheme, and feel pretty cool too
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#9
bigboi86
My overclock is in progress, but my 6850 by HIS runs at 1ghz core stable, with only a slight voltage bump. It just gets too hot for my tastes with that cooler that HIS uses on the regular 6850.

Once I get a better cooler, hello 1ghz 24/7.
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#10
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
I was hoping for a fancier or somewhat better cooler being something along the IceQ Turbos and what not, I do like the speeds though
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#11
AsRock
TPU addict
Eww yuk,,, I do wounder if they would look better with a clear ice look with a white PCB lol.
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#12
scaminatrix
by: AsRock
Eww yuk,,, I do wounder if they would look better with a clear ice look with a white PCB lol.
I was just kicking back and watching the comments (I like the look of this card, looks frosty, and chilly), but now that you've mentioned that, a white PCB with a clear, maybe slightly-arcticy-blue fan shroud would look extra-iceberg :cool:
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#13
DonInKansas
by: cdawall
these look gay
I didn't know that video cards could be happy.
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#14
[H]@RD5TUFF
by: DonInKansas
I didn't know that video cards could be happy.
All the same the color leaves much to be desired.
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#15
AsRock
TPU addict
by: scaminatrix
I was just kicking back and watching the comments (I like the look of this card, looks frosty, and chilly), but now that you've mentioned that, a white PCB with a clear, maybe slightly-arcticy-blue fan shroud would look extra-iceberg :cool:
Shame no one does or can do clear PCBs that be totally awesome lol
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#16
Boilerhog
Clear pcb?,fiber optic raytracing,(different color circuitry), chips change color as they get warmer , Doubt it,now put that pipe down ,before you hurt yourself,
.Artic Cooling Silencer Series is or was clear ,not sure if they can still be had , i've modded a couple of 5770 ,with a pair design for nvidia 5950,from the clearance bin at memory express.dremmel and a soldering iron an you are set,drill an taps are handy also, turned out sweet.both now match as they had different Hsf stock,they were recertified from clearance bin also,lol,I've had a couple earlier model radeon 1650 pro with iceq turbo coolers were nicer than these the takin inside air an blowin outside still makes sence to me.
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