|HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQ Turbo 2GB|
|Reviews - Featured Reviews: Video Cards|
|Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst|
|Monday, 26 March 2012|
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HIS Radeon HD7870 IceQ Turbo 2GB "GHz Edition" Video Card
Manufacturer: Hightech Information System Limited
Full Disclosure: The product sample used in this article has been provided by HIS.
It's round three of the AMD HD7000 series video card launch cycle and still NVIDIA have yet to fully show their hand, and until they do these new video cards are going to cost an arm and a leg. In this article we take a look at the more moderately priced (compared with the 79XX series) HIS Radeon HD7870 IceQ Turbo 2GB "GHz Edition" video card armed with AMD's Pitcairn 28nm GPU Core. The 1GHz milestone of the previous generation of video cards has been thoroughly thrashed with this round, the HIS HD7870 Turbo has a factory overclock of 1100MHz on the GPU core and still has a little bit of room for overclocking. Sure enough it will run your favorite games with high settings at 1080p but with an msrp of $379.99 you might want to check your finances before you click that buy button.
Benchmark Reviews aims to provide you with an unbiased review of the HIS Radeon HD7870 IceQ Turbo 2GB video card (model H787QT2G2M) and report back our findings, keeping you informed on the latest technologies available on the market today.
For this review we have a comparative range of video cards in our usual mixture of DX10 / DX11 synthetic benchmarks and current games to get a good idea where it fits in performance and price wise. We also intend to overclock the HIS HD7870 IceQ Turbo to its limits and see if the 'IceQ Cooler' really has what it takes to cool the GPU and other components effectively, so without further delay let's move on and get stuck in.