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[benchmarkreviews]Review: HIS Radeon HD6950 IceQ-X Turbo-X Video Card

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HIS first introduced its IceQ coolers in 2003 to its Radeon 9800PRO series of video cards, eight years later HIS return with the IceQ X cooler, which thankfully performs much better than it looks. In this review the IceQ X cooler is strapped onto a HIS HD6950 Turbo X video card which comes factory overclocked at 880MHz GPU and 1300MHz Memory. Pushing clocks this far on a factory overclocked video card takes some guts, but HIS know that they have nothing to worry about, their IceQ cooler is up to the job.
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The HIS Radeon HD6950 IceQ X Turbo X video card model H695QNX2G2M will cost you $299.99 at Newegg. At this price point it is on par with other factory overclocked HD6950 video cards but costs a lot more than the NVIDIA GTX 560Ti, while only beating it in half of our tests. On average the HIS HD6950 IceQ X Turbo X costs $6.35/FPS in our benchmark tests, and I believe this to be very reasonable for a high performance card like this. Add to this the benefit of 2GB memory and multi monitor Eyefinity support, and you have a good deal all in all.
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post #2 of 22
This card looks like an advanced reference model with better cooling. Very nice. Let's hope it's not too expensive. The 6950 Sapphire can be had for £200!
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post #3 of 22
The fan looks somewhat cheap...
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post #4 of 22
it looks like bubble gum..
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post #5 of 22
The fan looks fine the housing has that cheap plasticy look but, all it's there for is air flow.
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post #6 of 22
Looks like cotton candy at a county fair. No way would I be caught dead with card.
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post #7 of 22
Needs a few more descriptors in the name. Reminds me of the x800 xt pe of yore.

Hideous looking, too. The thing could play like a 580 and I wouldn't buy it ;P
    
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post #8 of 22
Interesting how most of the comments are about the color.
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This will be great for my Silly Names, Ugly Looks Build
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post #10 of 22
Bottom line is this is an excellent performing GPU and cooler.Overclocking is excellent,with up to 1.3v and VRAM &VRM cooling.It runs super cool and is quiet.My 6790 will bench at 1050MHz with stock voltage.You can worry about the looks if you want,but I can tell you you will be missing out on one the best performing GPU solutions available.
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