HIS HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo 1GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

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HIS HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo 1GB GDDR5 Video Card rated Kickass by 3dGameMan.com

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The HIS HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo 1GB GDDR5 Video Card comes pre-overclocked, is packed with excellent features, massive cooler with a quiet fan and is affordable. This is without a doubt, one of the best bang-for-the-buck video cards on the planet. If value for your money is what you are after, this is it!


 

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miniu
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I hate HIS for installing this particular cooler, because I prefer an external erhaust cooler, like the 4850 ICEQ.

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this is a really cool looking card. I know this will fit better in my antec 300 case than an HIS HD 6870 turbo (other card in consideration) but man I like that specs on that card a bit better.

I guess this will be easier on power requirements especially in crossfire than the HD 6870 but, Im still stuck dont know whether I should buy a monster PSU and get two HD 6870's or spend less money have a more roomy case less wattage PSU and crossfire two Ice Q 6850's .

im building a computer here.
decisions, decisions...

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whoops i said that wrong the 6970 is the real power monster the 1 GB 6870 turbo doesn't need that much more power than the 6850 turbo. but it will take up more space in a case than a 6850

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I'll stick with my MSI 560 oc. :)

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That's a very cool looking(see what I did there? haha =P) design on the cooler of that card, performance is good aswell, good review Rodney.

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7.1 Audio? does it mean that this cards output audio via hdmi?

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Yepper :)

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Rodney, do you have a Q&A Video that explains how HDMI audio works on these newish video cards? :)

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Closing in on review #1200... Have anything special for us Rodney?

Myles from L.A.
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Nice looking cooler on the card. Looks a lot like the Asus 460.
The translucent sea-green fan and shroud is very nice!

6:00 Rodney's hand puppet conversation.(Near top of video window.)

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LOL... Yea, I use my hands a lot when speaking ;)

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original style for sure
i think i'll be looking for the 6950, not cause of price wise but cause it uses 2x6 pins like my card right now, dont wanna use more energy = electric bill hurts

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Not everyone's going to buy a 6900 series card due to cost or excessive size. At $180 price point, it would be perfect for mid-tier gamers or even college students.

3dGameMan
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Exactly, bang for the buck is massive on the 6850 series video cards.

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It's waste of money purchasing that IceQ Turbo Card. Nobody is going to buy that!

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Really depends on what you want. If you want a video card with a neat looking cooler and is pre-overclocked this is an option. Fact is, not everyone has the same tastes and budgets.

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I'm sure alot of people are going to buy that card. Care to add some reasoning behind your statement?

alexs2tank
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@00:26, i hope you didn't say that because of my comment the other day, sorry, i hope i didn't upset Rodney, i was only trying to help /shivers; i've always watched the whole video (or both videos in the past).

since i'm wasting internet space with my comment.. any idea when HiS will send the 6900 series cards for a more than kickass rating? thanks, again.

3dGameMan
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Heck no, your comment made sense. I'm always open to suggestions and recommendations :)

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I like the old IceQ coolers better, the IceQ 3 and 4 for the 3870 and 4870 were pretty much the sickist looking coolers evar.

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Nice bluish-green cooler! :)