Items tagged with IceQ

You don't want to be the one everybody points and laughs at for using a reference cooler on a high end graphics card, do you? Maybe that's a little melodramatic; realistically, reference coolers aren't all that bad. But if you dream of a cooler running GPU and faster clocks, third-party cooling solutions are the way to go. HIS Digital announced today that it's gone and slapped its IceQ cooler on AMD's Radeon HD 6970 graphics card. According to HIS, you can expect up to 23C lower temps over the reference cooler AMD recommends. The IceQ boasts a 'Black Hole Impeller' design that draws cool air from both sides of the fan, and four heatpipes to help whisk heat away from the GPU. In addition to running... Read more...
Today HIS Divulges its Secret Weapons: HIS 6850 IceQ X TURBO & HIS 6850 IceQ X HIS today unveils its Secret Weapons – the HIS 6850 IceQ X TURBO & 6850 IceQ X, which are HIS revolutionary Series.   The HIS 6850 IceQ X Series is equipped with performance-leading cooling technology and silent configuration for enthusiastic gamers to experience a totally new immersive game experience. The HIS 6850 IceQ X 1GB GDDR5 accelerates advanced PC gaming by furnishing with outstanding cooler and high quality components. The HIS 6850 IceQ X Turbo supplies the same 1GB GDDR 5 but a maximum core clock speed at 820MHz and memory clock at 4,400MHz. The IceQ X Series significantly controls its... Read more...
We’re writing to let you all know that we have just posted a new article here at HotHardware in which we evaluate the features, performance, and overclockability of the HIS Radeon HD 2600 Pro IceQ Turbo 512MB graphics card.  Like the other members of HIS’ IceQ Turbo family of graphics cards, this Radeon HD 2600 features an oversized, near silent cooler and it’s overclocked right out of the box.  Click the link below and see how it stacks up to a stock Radeon HD 2600 Pro and to a similarly priced GeForce 8600 GT...   HIS Radeon HD 2600 Pro IceQ Turbo 512MB... Read more...
If you have ever been in the market for a graphics card, you are undoubtedly familiar with the constantly changing graphics card market. About every 8-10 months, new GPUs are introduced by NVIDIA and ATI, and after their introduction, dozens of graphics cards built by their add in board partners come to market. Because these add in board partners all use the same graphics chips supplied by the two major graphics card companies, they have to use their marketing savvy to create extra value and incentive for consumers to buy their products. Over the years we’ve seen companies bundle the hottest new games, add new video connections, new cooling units, and even build their... Read more...
Today we've launched an analysis on two mid-range graphics cards from HIS based on the AMD-ATI Radeon X1650 XT graphics processor.     HIS Radeon X1650 XT IceQ Turbo and Radeon X1650 XT iSilence II... Read more...
  About a month ago, we had the privilege of reviewing HIS' Radeon X1950 Pro, a mainstream oriented graphics card that performed well, but we felt ultimately came up short against the similarly priced GeForce 7950 GT.  The model we received was outfitted with an oversized cooler dubbed the IceQ3 Turbo, came overclocked by default, and supported CrossFire natively using internal ribbon cables, much like SLI with NVIDIA's cards. Although we found much to praise regarding the performance of the X1950 Pro, we found that the lack of availability of HIS products in the reseller market, combined with the possibility of DirectX 10 becoming much more important... Read more...
Hello Everyone!  We're wanted let you all know that we've just posted a new article where we evaluate the features and performance of HIS' Radeon X1950 XT IceQ3 Turbo.  Here's a snip from the piece: "Today, we will be checking out HIS' take on the Radeon X1950 XT, the HIS X1950XT IceQ3 Turbo. As the name implies, the HIS X1950 XT uses the company's IceQ3 cooling apparatus which performs better than the "stock" model and is much quieter to boot. The Turbo in the name also means that the card is guaranteed to overclock to a certain speed, in this case a guaranteed core overclock to the stock XTX speed of 650MHz." Read The Rest Right Here!... Read more...
A few weeks ago, we looked at the HIS Radeon X1950 Pro IceQ3 Turbo, a mainstream graphics card set to do battle with the GeForce 7900GS in the $200 price segment. Based on the RV570 GPU, the X1950 Pro brought a host of features to the table including native CrossFire. While X1950 Pro is a good performer for a great price, some of us were left wishing for more. For a short while, those of us willing to spend an additional $50-$100 for a bit more power than the X1950 Pro could offer had to turn to NVIDIA. That is, until the Radeon X1950 XT was released. Today, we will be checking out HIS' take on the Radeon X1950 XT, the HIS X1950XT IceQ3 Turbo. As the name implies, the HIS X1950 XT uses the... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We're just writing to let you all know that we've posted a new article where we evaluate the features and performance of HIS' Radeon X1950 Pro IceQ3 Turbo. Here's a snip from the piece: "Today, we will be looking at HIS' take on ATI's mid-range beast, the Radeon X1950 Pro IceQ3 Turbo. This card comes with higher core and memory speeds than the original specs call for, and it sports a large heatsink/fan designed by Arctic Cooling." Read The Rest Right Here.... Read more...
  ATI made quite a splash a few weeks ago, with the introduction of the Radeon X1950 Pro. The RV570 GPU at the heart of the X1950 card is manufactured on TSMC's 80nm node. It's equipped with 36 pixel shader processors, 8 vertex shader units and 12 texture units. ATI's reference design calls for a 575MHz GPU clock and with 1.38GHz memory, but the card we'll be featuring here today is clocked quite a bit higher than this. The most interesting feature of the Radeon X1950 Pro, however, is Native CrossFire support. ATI has done away with the "Master" and "Slave" cards, and has incorporated the discreet compositing engine previously found on their CrossFire... Read more...
Not long ago, when we reviewed MSI's GeForce 7600 GT, the closest ATI-based competitor available was the Radeon X1600 Pro.  It was far from an apples-to-apples comparison from a technical standpoint, however.  While both models sported the same number of Pixel and Vertex Shaders and had similar prices, the X1600 Pro's performance was hampered by fewer ROPs and DDR2 memory which was clocked significantly lower that the GeForce 7600GT's GDDR3 complement. With the recent release of the Radeon X1650 Pro, however, ATI now offers a card that matches up better to the GeForce 7600 GT, with faster GDDR3 memory and a higher GPU clock speed. The question remains,... Read more...
As power users, we'd all love to own one, or perhaps even two, of today's latest and greatest graphics cards. But wanting to own the best and having the means to do so are two totally different things.  Lucky for us, there are usually a multitude of products that fall in just behind the top-of-the-line that tend to offer similar features and only marginally lower performance for a more palatable price. The product we'll be looking at today, the HIS Radeon X1900 XT IceQ3, falls into this category. As its name implies, the HIS Radeon X1900 XT IceQ3 is powered by ATI's X1900 XT GPU. But unlike an ATI built card, HIS' model sports a custom cooling apparatus that not only... Read more...
HIS releases X1600Pro IceQ Turbo video card Hong Kong, Mar 23, 2006 – HIS (Hightech Information System Limited) delivers the HIS X1600Pro IceQ Turbo GDDR3 card, promising faster, quieter and cooler radically new 3D performance architecture technology and the next generation image quality by ATI. The strongest air cooling technology - IceQ HIS X1600Pro IceQ Turbo equips with the most efficient cooling technology among the current graphic cards' series. HIS IceQ can actively draw the air inside your PC case to cool down the card, and blows amounts of hot air out of your case, dramatically decreasing the GPU temperature together with your PC components. Our laboratory tests have proven that... Read more...
Hello Everyone. We want to let you all know that we've just posted a new article where we evaluate the features and performance of HIS' Radeon X1950 XT IceQ3 Turbo. Here's a snip from the piece: "Today, we will be checking out HIS' take on the Radeon X1950 XT, the HIS X1950XT IceQ3 Turbo. As the name implies, the HIS X1950 XT uses the company's IceQ3 cooling apparatus which performs better than the "stock" model and is much quieter to boot. The Turbo in the name also means that the card is guaranteed to overclock to a certain speed, in this case a guaranteed core overclock to the stock XTX speed of 650MHz."... Read more...
Hey folks, I'm still half asleep here, so we're going to get straight to the news so I can hit the sack. Goodnight y'all! HIS X800GTO IceQ II Turbo 256MB @ Overclockers Online "If you were not impressed by the 42% overclock of the GPU core or the 22% overclock of the memory, then surely the temperature when running this ridiculously impressive overclock under load thanks to the IceQ II cooling technology that HIS incorporates in their X800GTO offering has you running out the door to buy it. In addition to the overclocking capabilities of the HIS X800GTO, the pure performance of this new chipset is just incredible.IS X800GTO IceQ II Turbo 256MB" PC Silencing Guide - Part 1 @ HardwareHell... Read more...
Hey folks, here's your early afternoon update. If your looking for someone(or something) that loves ROI talk, and dimly lit data centers, check out Sun Microsystem's new advertising campaign. While it may seem strange to some, we at HotHardware fully understand the twisted thoughts that come from hours without sleep while staring at a computer. Sun Fire X4100 (PDF File)   Seagate Momentus 5400.2 2.5" 120Gb Hard Drive @ Club Overclocker "Now with the Momentus 5400.2, Seagate brings the high performance of SATA to your laptop. Momentus is the industry's first notebook hard drive to combine a high-performance 5,400-rpm spindle speed with the low battery-consumption of a traditional... Read more...
As the old saying goes, "It's better to burn out than to fade away".  This holds true when we think about AGP graphics cards.  While PCI-Express has certainly gained a lot of ground, AGP is not ready to die just yet.  Virtually any video card manufacturer you look at is still offering AGP based graphics solutions, even in the high-end sector.  Surely, the day PCI-Express completely eclipses AGP isn't too far off, as the bandwidth and power benefits of PCI-Express are very real.  Nonetheless, new AGP offerings continue to hit store shelves.  The latest such offerings to reach our test bench are from HIS in the form of their X850XT IceQII Turbo VIVO 256MB... Read more...
Lian Li V1000 review @ ShinyNewToys.com: "I'm torn. In some ways, this is the best case I've ever worked inside: it's sexy, it's roomy, it's sturdy, and it's easy to use. On the other hand, there are some issues that limit its flexibility..." Logitech Z-2300 THX Certified 2.1 Speaker System Review @ FutureLooks: "In this day and age of 5.1 speakers and surround sound, is there still a place for a set of top end 2.1 speakers that can rock your world? Of course there is! For the music lovers everywhere, 2.1 is where it's at, and we check out Logitech's top drawer offering to see if they are up to task." HIS X850XT IceQ II Turbo @ Viperlair: "The HIS X850XT IceQ II Turbo did well... Read more...
We're starting the day off with the latest news out of Corsair. They introduce their new XMS2 5400UL DDR2 that runs at 675MHz at CAS 3-2-2-8-1T. You may also want to check out Bjorn3D's HIS X850XT IceQ II Dual DVI VIVO 256 video card. HIS is making some pretty impressive products as of late and their availability has improved quite a bit here in the states. When your done with that, you may want to check Dave's take on this impressive card here. Corsair Demonstrates Industry Leadership by Introducing World's Fastest DDR2 Memory -- New XMS2 5400UL offers blazing fast DDR2 memory performance at the lowest latencies currently available -- Fremont, CA (April 7, 2005) - Corsair Memory, Inc., a worldwide... Read more...
Good evening all!   We invite you to feast your eyes on a couple of beastly new graphics cards from HIS - The HIS X850 XT IceQ II Turbo and HIS X800 XL IceQ II Turbo.  We cover these cards top to bottom, from the standard gaming benchmarks to a brand new Doom 3 engine based title and of course a bit of overclocking just to keep things interesting.   Come get some - right here!  ... Read more...
  In January we took a look at the HIS X700 Pro IceQ Turbo because it piqued our interest with its somewhat unique cooling solution.  HIS took a page from the book of "OTES", which stands for Outside Thermal Exhaust System, a thermal management approach pioneered by Abit Computer, that has been out on the market in various incarnations for a couple of years now.  The HIS approach also employs a cooling scoop and shroud design in which a large fan at the rear of the assembly pushes air across the GPU and RAM heatsink plate, and out through a rear slot plate in the PC chassis.  While this design does consume two motherboard/chassis slots of real estate, the benefits... Read more...
Werd up! Looking for some news? Don't worry, we have plenty. Aside from the news, we have also added a Folding @ Home banner that will appear at the end of some of our news posts. If your interested in joining our team, or are not familiar with what Folding @ Home is, just click the image link and you'll have all the information you need to get started. Enjoy the read :) PDP Patriot PC3200 XBL Memory @ TechFreaks "Today I'll be looking at PDP Systems contribution to the enthusiast market, the 512MB PC3200 Patriot Memory w/ XBL Technology featuring Samsung's TCCD ICs. PDP Systems is a relative newcomer to the memory market, at least relative to the likes of corporate giants Crucial, Corsair,... Read more...
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