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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst   
Monday, 26 March 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQ Turbo 2GB
Closer Look: HIS Radeon HD7870
HIS IceQ Turbo Detailed Features
Features and Specifications
VGA Testing Methodology
DX10: 3DMark Vantage
DX10: Street Fighter IV
DX11: Aliens vs Predator
DX11: Battlefield Bad Company 2
DX11: BattleField 3
DX11: Lost Planet 2
DX11: Tom Clancy's HAWX 2
DX11: Metro 2033
DX11: Unigine Heaven 2.1
HIS HD7870 IceQ Turbo Temperatures
VGA Power Consumption
HIS HD7870 IceQ Turbo Overclocking
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

HIS Radeon HD7870 IceQ Turbo Features

IceQ - Cooler, Quieter.

Black Hole Impeller

Black hole impeller ensures large amount of cool air is ready. It draws cool air from both sides of the fan even there is another card blocking the fan inlet on the front side of fan.

Cooler
  • With IceQ, the card is up to 25 °C cooler than the reference cooler
  • The super large 80 x 21.5mm single blower fan draws massive amount of cool air to cool the GPU directly
  • The fan is extremely durable with a life span of up to 50,000 hours
  • 4 wide heatpipes optimize cooling performance by removing heat from the core area
  • The extra large 35 x 30mm copper heatsink provides a large heat dissipation area
  • The card also features fan control and fan monitoring, you are able to read fan speed & Asic temperature from CCC or software
Quieter

IceQ is one of the quietest coolers. The card is below 28dB when watching movies, surfing Facebook or working. The card is quiet in 2D mode and remains quiet whether you are gaming, online socializing, entertaining or working.

The card is up to 6dB quieter than the reference cooler.

iTurbo

iTurbo is your software assistant to control your graphics card to be quiet, cool and experience overclocking by simply pressing the iTurbo Button!
User Friendly Overclocking Software: Cooler, Quieter, OC!

iTurbo's Fan Control and Fan Monitoring allow easy adjustment of your card to its maximum cooling performance or to run your card quietly!

Powerful Overclocking Software

Whether you wish to unleash its full potential or to make it more environmental friendly, iTurbo is ready for you!

Source: hisdigital.com.

HIS H787QT2G2M Specifications

Product Code H787QT2G2M
Model Name HIS 7870 IceQ Turbo 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/HDMI/2xMini DP
Cooler IceQ
Chipset Radeon HD 7870 PCIe Series 28nm
Core Clock 1100MHz
Memory Clock 4800MHz
Memory Size 1024MB GDDR5
Memory Bus 256 bit
Bandwidth 153.6GB/s
Interface PCI Express x16 (PCI Express 3.0)
Output 2 x Mini DisplayPort / HDMI / Dual-link DVI
Box Dimensions 189 x 250 x 78 mm (HxWxD)
Max Resolution 4096x2160 per display (DisplayPort 1.2)
2560x1600 per display (Dual-link DVI)
2048x1536 per display (VGA)
Power Supply Requirement 500 Watt or greater power
DirectX 11
OpenGL 4.2
Eyefinity Y
AMD HD3D Y
HDCP Support Y

Source: HIS Reviewers Guide.



 

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# RE: HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQ Turbo 2GBChris 2012-03-26 21:43
It seems that now is a good time to wait.

Right now, the price to performance ratio of the latest 7000s is just ... uncompetitive, even when you stack them up against the 560Tis, 6870s, and other mid-range chips of the last generation.

The 7970 appears to have been released with dethroning the 580GTX 3gb in mind - similar price point, but somewhat better performance.

With the 680 GTX now out and the expected lower end models, it seems that waiting is the way to go. AMD and their partners will inevitably be making some price cuts. Plus, sooner or later, the custom AIB boards will come out for Nvidia in this generation.
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# RE: HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQ Turbo 2GBdanwat1234 2012-04-04 22:30
How hot does it run when running Folding@home CUDA?
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# RE: HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQ Turbo 2GBSteven Iglesias-Hearst 2012-04-05 10:19
CUDA Folding is an NVIDIA thing danwat1234, AMD Radeons are designed for OpenCL GPGPU computing.
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# RE: HIS Radeon HD 7870 IceQ Turbo 2GBdanwat1234 2012-04-05 10:28
Oh yeah, I forgot. Or AMD stream but I'm not sure whwat Distributed Computing projects support that API.
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