Friday, June 8th 2012

HIS Radeon HD 7970 X2 IceQ Graphics Card Pictured

We knew back in May, that PowerColor isn't the only AMD AIB partner with a custom-design dual-HD 7970 graphics card (≠ HD 7990) in the works, and that other partners are also attempting high-end dual-GPU designs. We got to see one of those at Computex, courtesy of HIS. Called the HIS HD 7970 X2 IceQ X2, is a 100% custom-design (cooler and PCB) dual-GPU graphics card, which makes use of two 28 nm "Tahiti" GPUs in an internal CrossFire configuration.

Like the PowerColor HD 7970 X2 Devil 13, the HIS HD 7970 X2 IceQ X2 draws power from three 8-pin PCIe power connectors, and packs two "Tahiti" GPUs with all components enabled. The two GPUs could have clock speeds higher than even single-GPU HD 7970, although HIS did not finalize them. HIS implemented a super-sized triple-slot variation of its otherwise dual-slot IceQ X2 cooler. Its card has a different display output configuration from PowerColor's, with one dual-link DVI, and four mini-DisplayPorts. Earlier today, we confirmed that PowerColor's card will reach the market only by late-July. HIS, on the other hand, wants to beat PowerColor to it, and is confident of launching the industry's first HD 7970 X2.
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20 Comments on HIS Radeon HD 7970 X2 IceQ Graphics Card Pictured

#4
Fluffmeister
These bulky and ugly 7970 X2 cards just go to show how elegant and beautifully designed the GTX 690 is.
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#5
wotevajjjj
lol they forgot a screw xd (pic3 bottom core)
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#6
okidna
by: wotevajjjj
lol they forgot a screw xd (pic3 bottom core)
:laugh::laugh:

Cost cutting to the MAXXX

Good looking card, certainly looks better than DEVIL13 and less fan. Hopefully less noise but better cooling performance like any other ICEQ card.
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#7
the54thvoid
by: Fluffmeister
These bulky and ugly 7970 X2 cards just go to show how elegant and beautifully designed the GTX 690 is.
Yeah, even the MARS III is a bit of a brick.

These cards are also starting to make the 690 look pretty attractive price wise (in a perverse sort of way).
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#8
hhumas
3x 8 pin lots of heat and power it sucks
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#9
the54thvoid
by: hhumas
3x 8 pin lots of heat and power it sucks
Yeah, the Powercolor 7970x2 and the Asus MARS III (680 x2) both have 3x8 pin too.
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#10
H82LUZ73
are these custom x2 cards ? when is AMD releasing the 7990 ?
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#12
fullinfusion
1.21 Gigawatts
by: wotevajjjj
lol they forgot a screw xd (pic3 bottom core)
Na they didn't forger it, it just fell out :roll:
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#14
eidairaman1
by: Fluffmeister
These bulky and ugly 7970 X2 cards just go to show how elegant and beautifully designed the GTX 690 is.
this isnt bulky, the one by powercolor is, get that straight.

I recall Palit/Gainward and Asus having tri slot NV cards and it wasnt necessary either
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#15
Fluffmeister
Looks pretty damn bulky to me, lets get that straight.
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#16
okidna
by: eidairaman1
this isnt bulky, the one by powercolor is, get that straight.

I recall Palit/Gainward and Asus having tri slot NV cards and it wasnt necessary either
3 PCI slots and isn't bulky? :laugh:

This card size is similar to PowerColor DEVIL 7970X2. You can see the PCB extending over the bracket (3rd and 4th pictures).
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#17
Dippyskoodlez
by: okidna
3 PCI slots and isn't bulky? :laugh:

This card size is similar to PowerColor DEVIL 7970X2. You can see the PCB extending over the bracket (3rd and 4th pictures).
If you consider dual 7970's each taking up 2 slots, a 3 slot solution isn't too bad for the same amount of power. ;)
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#18
tacosRcool
I wonder how much these are gonna cost
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#20
eidairaman1
by: Bjorn_Of_Iceland
is it just me, or does this pcb looked a bit warped?
http://www.techpowerup.com/img/12-06-08/119b.jpg
the backplate does, i guess too tight near the fasteners, less its like a leaf spring or 18 Wheeler Flat bed (Curved/arced to balance out under load/gravity). Course the shot isnt the best either and the shroud does make it look a lil distorted
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