HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X TurboX 1GB
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Having already covered both the low/High end segment of the market when it comes to graphics cards today and inside the weekend we have decided to move to the mid-end segment by bringing you two reviews of the markets best choices, one from the red camp and one from the green camp. Today we kick off with the latest offering by the well-known HIS, the Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X TurboX card.
HIS - Hightech Information System Limited is an internationally acclaimed graphics cards company. Time and time again, HIS were compared and tested by hundreds of worldly renowned critics. The results are phenomena, HIS have proven to offer far superior, cooler, quieter, and faster graphic cards than any other leading rivals. Up to the fourth quarter of 2008, HIS has won over 1000 awards with AMD graphic solution from major media worldwide. HIS is being recognized by providing performance leading and award-wining products. HIS was established in 1987 with the mission to produce the highest quality PC products in the industry. Besides strong devotion to excellent products and services, HIS has been conducting business with the aim to "Glorifying God". Honesty and integrity are the two key principals of how HIS are conducted. Ethical business practice has been an everyday commitment to our clients, vendors, and investors. Headquartered in Hong Kong, and with sales offices and distribution networks in Europe, Middle East, North and South America, Asia Pacific Regions our worldwide customers benefits from efficient and localized services. ISO Certified, HIS's manufacturing facility in China is managed by a team of professionals with expertise in quality control and production planning. Working with world-class clients, HIS has been consistently meeting high quality standards and fulfilled volume order in short lead-time.
As usual the IceQ X TurboX line of cards features a good factory overclock and a custom cooling by HIS which not only does it perform quite better than similar cards but it is also quite more silent. Now to be more specific the factory overclock that HIS has applied to the Radeon HD 6870 IceQ X TurboX is set at 975MHz on the core and 4600MHz on the memory modules which is quite impressive compared to the 900MHz core clock/4200MHz memory clock of the standard Radeon HD 6870. Let's go on and see exactly what performance numbers the latest HIS card offers.