Thursday, March 15th 2012

HIS Radeon HD 7970 IceQ X² Pictured

HIS is working on a new custom-design Radeon HD 7970 graphics card, based on its newest cooling innovation, the HIS HD 7970 IceQ X². This is the first cooling solution in the IceQ family to feature two fans. It is designed to be competitive with several other AIB-designed twin-fan cooling solutions out there, MSI TwinFrozr III, PowerColor PCS+, and Sapphire Dual-Fan, to name a few. The cooler is designed to keep the card within the dimensions of two expansion slots, while increasing the height just a little.

The design consists of an aluminum fin array, to which heat is fed by three 6 mm and two 8 mm nickel-plated copper heat pipes, some of which make direct contact with the GPU die. The fin array is then ventilated by two large 112 mm fans that feature high-airflow blades. The design results in 17 °C cooler, and 15 dB quieter operation than AMD reference cooler. The card makes use of a 6-phase PWM power design. Other details are awaited.

Source: Expreview
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8 Comments on HIS Radeon HD 7970 IceQ X² Pictured

#1
eidairaman1
by: btarunr
HIS is working on a new custom-design Radeon HD 7970 graphics card, based on its newest cooling innovation, the HIS HD 7970 IceQ X². This is the first cooling solution in the IceQ family to feature two fans. It is designed to be competitive with several other AIB-designed twin-fan cooling solutions out there, MSI TwinFrozr III, PowerColor PCS+, and Sapphire Dual-Fan, to name a few. The cooler is designed to keep the card within the dimensions of two expansion slots, while increasing the height just a little.

The design consists of an aluminum fin array, to which heat is fed by three 6 mm and two 8 mm nickel-plated copper heat pipes, some of which make direct contact with the GPU die. The fin array is then ventilated by two large 112 mm fans that feature high-airflow blades. The design results in 17 °C cooler, and 15 dB quieter operation than AMD reference cooler. The card makes use of a 6-phase PWM power design. Other details are awaited.

http://www.techpowerup.com/img/12-03-15/163a_thm.jpg

Source: Expreview
just 8mm more and we will have case fans on our cards lmao
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#2
H82LUZ73
looks like a single slot cooler?

that pic is not a good angle.It is double slot and is that heat sink huge.
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#3
Horrux
by: H82LUZ73
looks like a single slot cooler?

that pic is not a good angle.It is double slot and is that heat sink huge.
The card retains the reference design's dual slot format.
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#4
DriedFrogPills
if you look close you can see pcb in the upper left corner of the shot of the cooler, so it could well still be a single slot for the cooler.
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#5
pantherx12
by: DriedFrogPills
if you look close you can see pcb in the upper left corner of the shot of the cooler, so it could well still be a single slot for the cooler.
Look a bit lower, and you can see that it's two slots as they're is two PCI-E backplate portions on the card. ;)

Although have re-read what you said, yes the cooler it's self takes up a single slot, but everyone else is talking about the package as a whole. ( hence confusion)
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#6
DriedFrogPills
Sorry, my bad there Panther, rereading what I wrote I could have written it better
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#7
badtaylorx
that is a good looking card......somthing ive not come to expect from the Ice-Q line!!!
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#8
Delta6326
I like this new design looks nice.
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