HIS HD 7870 IceQ Turbo 2GB GDDR5 Video Card Review

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HIS HD 7870 IceQ Turbo 2GB GDDR5 Video Card rated Kickass by 3dGameMan.com

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The HIS HD 7870 IceQ Turbo 2GB GDDR5 Video Card is the best bang-for-the-buck video card on the market, hands down. It offers amazing performance and dollar for dollar is impossible to beat. And remember you can always add another one in a Crossfire setup for added performance. It has BUY ME written all over it!


 

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Anonymous

hello everyone...i want to ask one question about a graphics card...
How many cm is the length of the (Sapphire radeon hd7870 ghz edition dual-x)????
It's really important because i want to buy this one, but i don't know if it fits inside my box because
there is no much space
THANKS

SORRY FOR MY BAD ENGLISH

Anonymous

Hey rodney; this is a REALLY important question for me; Which GPU combination is the best bang for buck to go with a 120Hz monitor?

(all games must run at 120FPS, 1920x1080 res :X )

Anonymous

rodney you should wait for haswell you will definately see a performance gain ivy bridge isnt that much of a jump from a sandy bridge

Anonymous

poor little fellow ure just mad cuz u have a Sandy ;D

the performance gain is around 15%, so if u have a Sandy already, theres not much need to buy a new CPU yet

Anonymous

I noticed that HIS has different versions of this card. One is with IceQ-Turbo cooler which You present in this review and the second with IceQ-X cooler which is shorter and has one fan over the GPU - http://www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-689.shtml .
Which one would You recommend more? Which cooler IceQ-X or IceQ Turbo has better cooling performance, which is quieter?

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This card is better than 6870?

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Yes, by a long shot :)

Anonymous

I have the Asus model the direct cuII 7870 and it fits my CM storm scout. The length of that card is abit less than 10.5 inches. It is kinda loud/noticable if the fan ramps past 40%.It has two fans and they have different blade designs... interesting .

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Yea, the Asus video card you have has standard fans, the HIS has one blower style fan, So you're would be a little louder for sure.

Anonymous

The review says the card length is 28.5 cm. But according to the HIS website it is 29.7 cm www.hisdigital.com/un/product2-684.shtml .I have 29cm space for the video card in my PC case. I would like to buy this card but I am confused if it will fit. What is the real length of this card? Who is right and who is wrong (this review or HIS website)?

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They are probably taking into account the DVI connector into account, so you should be fine.

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It looks like a very solid card, but I don't know about switching sides from being an Nvida guy to that of the Radeon camp. I suppose that each respective design has its inherent strengths (and are at the core still very similar), but hearing about flawed drivers isn't a comforting thought.

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I like the cooling design better on these 7000's from HIS.

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I was impressed with how much thought they put into the design, even putting stabilizer bars and including a prop to take the weight off the motherboard. I was expecting their usual clear light blue heatsink cover but looks like they're going with a pretty standard looking one with this model. Still, likely one of the nicest looking cards I've seen. I'd definitely love to have one, that's for sure! That fan sure gets loud once turned up, wow! Definitely a 100% kickass product! :P

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Anonymous

Could you review the HIS 7870 IceQ X? It has a better design to me but i want to know if is quiet.

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If HIS sends it, I'll review it ;)

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On a side note, AMD does have driver issues to work out with this card. The 12.3 beta drier I used aren't that stable, but that's to be expected from beta drivers. I hope they release stable drivers soon, certainly before these videos cards hit stores.

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Thinking of crossfiring 2 of these. Though kepler DEFINITELY has my interest perked.

Oooooh decisions decisions..

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Two of these in a Crossfire would rock :)

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rodney why is it not a 100% kick ass product?

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Because it's not the fastest in the series, the 7900 series would fall into that 100% KA category. That being said, this is an AMAZING video card and if you think it's 100% KA, that's cool with me ;)

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The card takes op 3 slots because they raised the fan a little, thats just a bad idea imo. you might as well go all out like Asus does.

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Why are you still using Intel Core i7 920 as your test system? Isn't it old already and is it time to move on? Maybe sandy bridge or ivy bridge will be your next one.

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Performance gain to sandy bridge isn't worth it, maybe ivy.

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Agreed

Anonymous

The box looks really "cool" if you know what i mean ;)

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whoops forgot to log in -.-

Anonymous

i pretty sure what i asking doesn't work but can you crossfire this with last gen. 6870?

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As far as I know it won't work.

Anonymous

Hey Rodney Great Review But I Would Like To See Some More Benchmarks In The Gpu Review.......Thanks.....

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Great review as always Rodney Thanks

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I can't seem to find a site that has it in stock here in the UK unless I'm looking in the wrong areas. Would you be able to say what the price range is or may be roughly ($ is okay, I'd just use xe currency for conversion).

My birthday is coming up next month and I'm planning on an upgrade but I'll be on a very tight budget and right now the XFX HD6870 1GB GDDR5 is looking very affordable at £125 Inc.VAT ($193 CAD) over here. If it's anywhere near that, I'd consider going for a HD7870 (to have up-to-date tech).

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Will take stores a week or so to get stock. All stores should have it at end of March.