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Written by Steven Iglesias-Hearst   
Wednesday, 25 April 2012
Table of Contents: Page Index
HIS HD7950 IceQ Turbo 3GB Video Card
Closer Look: HIS Radeon HD7950
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 HD7950 IceQ Turbo Temperatures
VGA Power Consumption
HIS HD7950 IceQ Turbo Overclocking
Final Thoughts and Conclusion

DX11: BattleField 3

Battlefield 3 is leaps ahead of its time with the power of Frostbite 2, DICE's new cutting-edge game engine. This state-of-the-art technology is the foundation on which Battlefield 3 is built - delivering enhanced visual quality, a grand sense of scale, massive destruction, dynamic audio and character animation utilizing ANT technology as seen in the latest EA SPORTS games. Battlefield 3 also delivers all-out vehicle warfare with an incredible Array of vehicles to control, including Jets, tanks, jeeps and helicopters.

In our benchmark tests of Battlefield 3, the first two minutes of action in the single-player mission 'Operation swordbreaker' (after skipping the interview scene) are captured with FRAPS. Relative to the online multiplayer action, these frame rate results are nearly identical to daytime maps with the same video settings. The Frostbite 2 game engine in Battlefield 3 can strain even the most powerful video cards when all the settings are on max, so for these mid range video cards more moderate settings are used.

  • BattleField 3
    • High Settings: (High Quality, 2x MSAA, AA Post High, 8x AF, SSAO)

Battlefield 3.jpg

Cost Analysis: Battlefield 3 (1680x1050)

  • $459.99 AMD Radeon HIS HD7950 IceQ Turbo costs $5.98 per FPS
  • $199.99 AMD Radeon HIS HD6870 X Turbo X costs $4.53 per FPS
  • $219.99 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 560Ti costs $4.19 per FPS
  • $289.99 AMD Radeon HIS HD6950 X Turbo X costs $5.74 per FPS
  • $249.99 NVIDIA GeForce MSI GTX 560Ti Hawk costs $4.12 per FPS
  • $379.99 AMD Radeon HIS HD7870 IceQ Turbo costs $5.23 per FPS
  • Video Card Test Products

    Graphics Card HIS Radeon
    HD6870 XTurboX
    NVIDIA GeForce
    GTX 560Ti
    HIS Radeon
    HD6950 XTurboX
    MSI GeForce
    GTX 560Ti Hawk
    HIS Radeon
    HD7870 Turbo
    HIS Radeon
    HD7950 IceQ Turbo
    GPU Cores 1120 384 1408 384 1280 1792
    Core Clock (MHz) 975 822 800 950 1100 900
    Shader Clock (MHz) N/A 1645 N/A 1900 N/A N/A
    Memory Clock (MHz) 1150 1002 1250 1050 1200 1250
    Memory Amount 1024MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 2048MB GDDR5 1024MB GDDR5 2048MB GDDR5 3072MB GDDR5
    Memory Interface 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 256-bit 384-bit



     

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    # Now you've tested it!!!JustComputers 2012-04-30 01:53
    Can you send it to me so I can try it out ;) please!!!!
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    # article lead timeWalter Machnicz 2012-04-30 06:21
    Seems like a good card, eppecially at the newegg price, except for GTX680 appearnce.
    Looks like you will need an update.
    Enjoyed the review, especially the detail involved.
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