Thursday, July 14th 2011

HIS Unveils the HIS 6970 IceQ Mix Flexible-Eyefinity Graphics Card

In May, HIS announced long awaited HIS 6970 IceQ Turbo and Standard IceQ models, which received ardent response. HIS always makes great products even BETTER! To set up Eyefinity in a more flexible way, HIS just launched HIS 6970 IceQ Mix, providing an easier way for gamers to run both AMD & NVIDIA GPU and enable Eyefinity via HDMI output.

What’s more, Dirt 3 game coupons and 4 cables: DisplayPort toDisplayPort Cable, HDMI to DVI Cable, HDMI Cable and DVI to VGA Adapter are also included in this model to deliver you serious high-definition gaming frame rates with Eyefinity 5 in a more user-friendly way.
In the past, you need to crossfire your card with the same AMD Series model. But HIS 6970 IceQ Mix grants you power to enjoy the benefits of running both AMD and NVIDA GPU in the same system.

Furthermore, most graphics cards require connecting the DisplayPort output or using the active DisplayPort adapter in order to perform Eyefinity. It is not only costly but also inconvenient.

With this HIS 6970 IceQ Mix, you can easily set up Eyefinity with ANY of three outputs or All five outputs for multi-display gaming.

HIS HD 6970 IceQ Mix Key Features and Advantages:
  • Mix Eyefinity – AMD’s Eyefinity is enabled via HDMI without using expensive Display Port monitors and Active Adapters. Eyefinity is also enabled via HDMI to DVI adaptor.
  • Mix GPU – Allow running both an AMD and NVIDIA GPU in the same system to enjoy the benefits of both graphics features and performance.
  • IceQ Technology - Cool air is drawn from both sides of the fan to thereby enhance the cooling efficiency, directly exhausts hot air out of PC case.
  • -23°C Cooler - HIS 6970 IceQ Series is over 23°C cooler than the Reference Cooler.
  • Quieter – HIS 6970 IceQ Series is quieter than the Reference Cooler, significantly reducing noise level.
For more information about HIS 6970 IceQ Mix, please visit the product page.
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31 Comments on HIS Unveils the HIS 6970 IceQ Mix Flexible-Eyefinity Graphics Card

#1
revin
Still in cooler the line of my HIS Radeon HD 3850 IceQ 3 TurboX ;)
It was/is a very cool an quiet card IMHO, even during O/C benching
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#2
swaaye
FreedomEclipse said:
those would shit all over the temp inside your case, and that would effect every other component there.

Despite the 6950/6970 sounding like a hair dryer. Im quite happier with it this way then with 2x 5850s with AC Twin Turbo Pro's dumping hot hair inside my case.


One card might be fine though. but 2 of them are just too much. even if temps were 10'c lower. it would still raise the temps inside the case.
If I was talking out of my ass, I'd be hesistant to reply. But since I have a 6950 with a TRad 2 with undervolted 92mm fans that I can't hear, that runs cooler than AMD's nasty blower, I can't help but refute more of the usual love for noisy exhausting cards. Particularly since I have absolutely no problems with case temps or other component temps, thanks to also using a Coolermaster CM690 with undervolted 120mm fans that I also can't really hear.
http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=62421

Although I am sure if one is running 2 of these 200W cards that things would get a bit more complex. I'd still try to figure out a way to live without those AMD blowers though because I hate the noise they make when gaming and I don't like the raspy noise they make even at idle.
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#3
Kast
Reminds me of my old 4670. Ugly!
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#4
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
swaaye said:
If I was talking out of my ass, I'd be hesistant to reply. But since I have a 6950 with a TRad 2 with undervolted 92mm fans that I can't hear, that runs cooler than AMD's nasty blower, I can't help but refute more of the usual love for noisy exhausting cards. Particularly since I have absolutely no problems with case temps or other component temps, thanks to also using a Coolermaster CM690 with undervolted 120mm fans that I also can't really hear.
http://www.silentpcreview.com/forums/viewtopic.php?f=19&t=62421

Although I am sure if one is running 2 of these 200W cards that things would get a bit more complex. I'd still try to figure out a way to live without those AMD blowers though because I hate the noise they make when gaming and I don't like the raspy noise they make even at idle.
Someone like ME perhaps :p :laugh:

Unfortunately my hands are tied due to XFX's new warranty policies. Removing the cooler off the card voids warranty, Even if its just for cleaning or applying new thermal paste.

I even heard a guy complaining about not being able to clean the dust from his card properly unless he was able to remove the cooler. Support just told him to RMA the card lmao. I understand that partners want to protect the cards from accidental damage from being misused and what not to save having to deal with RMA's, but having to RMA the card because the cooler is packed with dust and needs cleaning is stupid.

lots of partners have also adopted the same stance against enthusiasts who like to mod the cards with 3rd party coolers.

Theres only 3 partners that DONT enforce it and one of them doesnt even do ATi cards.

Asus, MSI and EVGA are the last of the 3 that didnt take stances against users/owners/customers modding their cards.
GPU or ASIC device (VGA) is sensitive to thermal (heat) issue. The heat sink or fan is designed to meet the requirements for reliability of the product and the warranty is rendered invalid if the product is dismantled or the heat sink or cooler fan are removed as this may causes damage to the GPU or ASIC device . Non-compliance will cause the warranty of the product to be void and repair will be at the users cost.
and warranty is important....so im f**ked either way.
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#5
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Always been a fan of their cards. Had the 3870 IceQ Turbo and loved it. Very fast at the time, very cool and quiet and oc'd nicely.
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#6
specks
random said:
Ahem, to the designers at HIS, you are making toys for grown men and women not toddlers... thank you. They've made a 300-400 AUD card look like a 10 AUD toy :( I much prefer the older IceQ designs for the 4xxx series.
They made the shroud UV sensitive
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