HIS Rolls Out Radeon HD 6970 IcqQ Eyefinity RTS (Ready-to-See) Graphics Card

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News Posted: Fri, Sep 30 2011 3:28 PM
At first we thought HIS was somehow trying to target real-time strategy gamers with its new Radeon HD 6970 IceQ Eyefinity RTS graphics card. Turns out RTS in this case stands for "Ready-to-See" with HIS trying to bring multi-monitor gaming via AMD's Eyefinity technology to the masses. What's different about this card is that it supports up to 3-way Eyefinity setups through any of its connectors and not just via DisplayPort. Pretty rad, right?

We think so. The card comes with two mini-DisplayPort connectors, two DVI connectors, and an HDMI port. Normally you'd need multiple displays with DisplayPort connectors to take advantage of AMD's Eyefinity technology, or you could grab yourself some DisplayPort dongles. Neither of those options are necessary with this card, as you can install a pair of monitors via the two DVI ports and hook up a third to the HDMI port.


Otherwise this is a standard HD 6970, albeit equipped with HIS's IceQ cooler. According to HIS, its IceQ cooling solution outpaces reference coolers by up to 23 degrees and runs quieter to boot. The card itself boasts a core clockspeed of 880MHz, 2GB of GDDR5 memory clocked at 5500MHz, and a 256-bit memory bus. It also comes with a Dirt 3 redemption coupon.
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RTietjens replied on Fri, Sep 30 2011 4:21 PM

How does this card rate in a Windows 7 system performance rating?

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The WEI ratings are worthless IMHO, but since my GTX 470(slightly OC'ed) hits the max rating of 7.9 I'm positive this card will as well since it's a faster card.

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rrplay replied on Fri, Sep 30 2011 5:47 PM

yep I think this pretty sweet it's almost like PNP Eyefiniity  {RTS) and setting this up with 3 screens would be easy-peasy..I like the cooler on this card too.& would like to see the reviews to get a bit more familiar with the performance.

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akumu replied on Fri, Sep 30 2011 7:18 PM

An interesting looking card for sure.

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Manduh replied on Fri, Sep 30 2011 7:27 PM

HIS cards are always cool to look at. They look great in see through cases, or cases with a window! I remember entering a contest yrs back to design one, of course I didn't win LOL

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Nice looking card, those are some serious heat pipes sticking out the side of this thing.

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rrplay replied on Fri, Sep 30 2011 8:32 PM

been noticing a with some of the some of the video card lately that the heatpipes are a bit outside the top cover /Some Asus card card come to mind as well.It would appear that having good airflow surrounding the vid card would also kelp keeping the heatpipes a bit cooler.,rather than been all contained inside the cowling.

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KBastomi replied on Fri, Sep 30 2011 10:12 PM

pretty cooler....

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Yeah, HIS made good package with better cooler. I have my HIS 6850 ICE X Turbo. It stay cooler while i play my game . So far I have no problems with it and keep up with update the driver for video card.

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OSunday replied on Sun, Oct 2 2011 5:17 PM

Awesome, the requirement of the use of display for for more than 2 monitors or for eyefinity was always a nuisance to me, great to see that one of the vendors of AMD's Graphics Cards implemented something to fix that ALONG with their already improved cooling solutions

HIS' IceQ and MSI' Twin Frozr cooling solutions for graphics cards make them my favorite graphic card vendors

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