|Screen Resolution||2560 x 1600 pixels|
|Graphics Coprocessor||Radeon HD 6000 Series|
|Graphics Card Ram Size||1 GB|
HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X 1GB (256bit) GDDR5 2x Mini-DisplayPort HDMI 2x DVI (HDCP) PCI Express X16 2.1 Graphics Cards H687QN1G2M
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- Get Amazing EyeDefinition Graphics with Direct 11 Technology. Be ready for the hottest DirectX 11-capable games with AMD's second generation graphics with full DirectX 11 support.
- Speed Up Applications and Enjoy Brilliant Video with AMD EyeSpeed Technology. Accelerate the most demanding applications with AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology. Do more, faster.
- Put out Stunning Visual and Unrivaled Audio Experience with HD3D Technology. Stereo 3D display/glasses support
- Cooler - HIS 6870 IceQ is cooler than the Reference Cooler. Quieter - HIS 6870 IceQ is over 10dB quieter than the Reference Cooler, significantly reducing noise level.
Top Customer Reviews
I decided to go with this one over the more well known brands (Asus, XFX, etc) because of the quieter fan and the cooler temps. I was somewhat skeptical, but the card is definitely quieter than my old 4870 and it seems to run much cooler as well. I don't have specific temperature readings, but the fact that the gpu cooler fan stays at the same speed 95% of the time leads me to believe that it's not in need of more cooling. As a side note, my case has a combination of 6-7 intake/exhaust fans so the airflow is relatively efficient.
The only game I really play is Battlefield 3 and on maxed settings on High (with AA), I get between 50-60 fps. I was between 20-30 with my 4870 (combination of low/medium settings) so this is a huge improvement. I haven't really ventured into the "Ultra" quality, but I'm not all that concerned with that.
If you're looking for a mid-range card for a reasonable price, this is the card for you. I was trying to decide between the 7770 and this 6870, but all the benchmarks I saw had the 6870 crushing the 7770.
I hope this review helps someone make the right decision.
Relevant System specs:
AMD Quad-core 620 propus
8gb ddr 1600 ram
Win 7 Premium 64-bit
Paired with a AMD FX 6100 OC'd at 4.0Ghz on stock cooler, and this baby OC'd a little bit, I run BF3 on Ultra in 1080p (no joke).
However I have heard mixed and almost random performance reviews of this GPU, doing good for some, and okay for the rest.
It is EXTREMELY QUIET though, even when running very demanding games.
It also stays extremely cool.
However, it can't do everything modern and/or demanding like a new 7000 or Nvidia 600, so I'm thinking that i'll get another one of these (or a 7000 series HIS IceQ X) in the future, possibly for Rome 2: Total War, just so it stays on highest settings and is still quiet.
Recommendation: Doesn't matter if it's the 6870 or not, just get a IceQ X HIS GPU, these are very cool and quiet like advertised.
System: CPU - AMD FX 6100 6 core stock 3.3ghz, OC'd to 4.0ghz on stock cooler
GPU - this card
HDD - 2x Toshiba 500GB
PS - 600W Thermaltake TR2
Case - Thermaltake Commander Epic
MB - ASUS M5A97 Evo (love the OC'ing features with TurboV, holy Jesus I love that s**t so easy to OC)
RAM - Crucial Ballistix Sport 8GB DDR3-1600 (slightly OC'd with TurvoV DIGI-RAM though)
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Great for the money. No issues works perfectly and I get great graphics.Published 16 months ago by YIYI
i love this card, very cool, thanks... my best buying that i had done by this web... im totally satisfiedPublished on January 31, 2013 by manuel pinalez
All the bang for the buck. Running Dell XPS 435MT with Vista 64-bit OS. Brought Windows Experience Index up from 4.3 to 5.9. Read morePublished on January 5, 2013 by T Langley
Not much to say, it runs very (very) cool and is faster than my old card. I'm very happy with this card's performance, it plays games great too. Read morePublished on December 27, 2012 by William A. Mcdonald
It has been like a month since I purchased. I have no complaint but start to worry about the sturdiness of the cooling fan. Read morePublished on September 16, 2012 by Stephen
I bought 2 of this babies for my new build and I have to say, for the price, this cards are beasts. I can run practically anything on highest settings, fullHD@60fps and the... Read morePublished on July 19, 2012 by Daniel Zambrano
Fast shipping. excellent product
Catalyst 12.4 does not work!! Had to go to 12.6 beta !!!. Wrapping was above adaquite . Replac worked a 6790 . Same problem. 12.4 wouldn't