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  1. 2011.09.03 Radeon 5870 SOC review
  2. 2011.09.03 Radeon 6850 ICEQ X Turbo review
  3. 2011.09.03 Radeon 6870 ICEQ X Turbo X review
  4. 2011.09.03 Radeon 6770 ICEQX Turbo Crossfire review
  5. 2011.09.03 Radeon 6970 ICEQ MIX review

A bit of a trend these days among ATI's partners selling Radeon HD 5870 cards is literally 'who's got the biggest e-peen'. It is very nice to see them push the limit further and further in producing the fastest pre-overclocked Radeon HD 5870, yes I am talking about OC (overclock) models which ATI apparently allows to be made nowadays.

We have seen models from HIS, MSI, PowerColor, ASUS and now Gigabyte is releasing an overclocked Radeon HD 5870 as well. Gigabyte did it properly I can already state, they overhauled the PCB, used first rate components, changed the cooling solutions and badabing badaboom... there it is. The Radeon HD 5870 SOC edition graphics card.

Gigabyte's Radeon HD 5870 SOC is not 'just' a pre-overclocked card, they are really serious about it. At default this card comes clocked at a 950 MHz core and the memory is purring steady at 5000 MHz, so that's another 100 MHz on that core and another 200 MHz on the memory.

We'd almost forget that this obviously is a regular 5870 as well and thus comes DirectX 11 ready and can take advantage of DirectCompute, multi-threading, Hardware Tessellation and new shader 5.0 extensions. Another big feature of the product that you already learned about is of course Eyefinity, the ability to connect multiple monitors to your videocard and use it in a desktop environment, or to create an incredible wide monitor resolution to play games in. ATI has changed the rules as the Radeon HD 5870 has 1600 stream processors (shader processors). ATI literally doubled up everything inside that rv770 GPU and as such we spot a GPU die with 2.15 billion transistors.

Have a peek at the coolness in the photos over the next few pages and then let's start up a nice lengthy review to see if the SOC edition has got what it takes to be among the top ranking Radeon HD 5870 cards on the market.

Let's dive into the review, have a look at the product, test it, overclock it and well, just have swell ol' time.


Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6 review

Think about this for a second, can you even grasp the idea that it has only been six months ago when ATI released its first DX11 class products ... six months (!) Not a month went by with ATI not releasing a new product in that Radeon Series 5000 range.

The cycle is complete though, ATI filled every little and foreseeable gap in the DX11 class graphics card market. As such they will now focus on respins, future products and the more niche gear with somewhat lower priority.

Niche is the word that I like to label today's test product with. Extravagant, extraordinary, yes ATI finally released it's Eyefinity6 SKU officially. Though we believe this will be one tough puppy to find on the market one fact remains .. there will be small market for this product. And sure, not so much the gamer, but the professional end user and corporate entities can save a lot of dough with a product like shown today. Imagine presentations on a couple on say a monitor or four, an instruction video on the other and so on. What am I talking about ? Eyefinity6 .. a high-end Radeon HD 5870 based graphics card with no less than six display port output connectors that can drive six monitors simultaneously for you to wither work, present or play games at an insane and nearly ridiculous monitor resolution.

And gaming, yep .. it is exactly that last option what we'll be looking at today. We know .. we understand, there's 0.01% chance that any of you would purchase and replicate a similar setup as shown in this article it certainly is fun to read up on. It's x-factor hardware, Top Gear stuff for computer geeks and gamers.

So yes, we'll look at Eyefinity6, we'll build a nice frame that can hold the six Dell monitors we are using in this review and then will get our groove on. Now we'll also show some performance numbers as we'll not only use one, but two Radeon HD 5870 Eyefinity6 cards, which we'll setup in CrossfireX, but more overly I like this article to be a show case. As such we'll record some high-definition footage and show you videos of a gaming in a MASSIVE monitor resolution of 5040x2100

HIS 5870 V iCooler Turbo review

how it is possible to see so many overlcocked and special edition Radeon HD 5870 cards so close to NVIDIA's Fermi launch. Hey everybody and welcome to yet another ATI series 5000 review.

Today a product based on the oh so popular Radeon HD 5870 that comes with customized PCB and a more extreme cooler. Yes, the quest for more MHz has started and as such HIS has introduced a more fashionable version compared to the reference design.

The HIS Radeon HD 5870 iCooler V Turbo edition features a custom-designed cooler that's improved from the iCooler IV HIS, you can perhaps remember they used one on some graphics cards (last generation Radeon HD 4890). The card itself then, while the non-Turbo variants use reference AMD clock speeds of 850 MHz core and 1200 MHz memory, the Turbo model we test today, ups that number to 875 MHz and 1225 MHz respectively, brings a little more kapoooow to the product. The HIS R5870 V iCooler Turbo features 1 GB of GDDR5 memory, and great monitor connectivity. You will have two DVI-D, and one HDMI and DisplayPort connector at your disposal. As added bonus HIS released a special SKU that comes with a full copy of Call of Duty: Modern Warfare 2 as well.

See, we'd almost forget that this obviously is a regular 5870 as well and thus comes DX11 ready and can take advantage of DirectCompute, multi-threading, Hardware Tessellation and new shader 5.0 extensions.  Another big feature of the product that you already learned about is of course Eyefinity, the ability to connect one to six monitors (depending on AIC/AIB choices in outputs) to your videocard and use it in a desktop environment, or to create an incredible wide monitor resolution to play games in. ATI has changed the rules as the Radeon HD 5870 has 1600 stream processors (shader processors). ATI literally doubled up everything inside that GPU and as such we spot a GPU die with 2.15 billion transistors. That's 2150 million transistors you guys. In comparison, the Radeon HD 4890 has 956 million. Already available, the regular HIS HD 5870 iCooler V is priced at 339 Euro, whereas the HD 5870 iCooler V Turbo carries a price of 359 Euro. If you want the Call of Duty MW 2 bundle, I think the price is only a tenner more which would mean great value.

Have a peek at the coolness in the photo below .. and then let's startup a nice lengthy review to see if the HIS R5870 V iCooler Turbo has got what it takes to be among the top ranking Radeon HD 5870 cards on the market.


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Posted by ralfowen

Customized graphics cards are a hip thing these days and despite the Radeon HD 6900 series was just released, for this editor one of the more exciting product releases last year has been AMD's Radeon 6800 series. The Radeon HD 6850 and 6870 have had a warm welcome already in the mid-range gaming segment of graphics cards.

ODMs know this and as such they just love to pimp up products that people like, HIS submitted a Radeon HD 6850 for a test here at Guru3D.com and as such we'd be more than happy to bring you a full review on one of their newest products today, the IceQ X edition of the Radeon HD 6850.

The mid-range series 6800 delivers a very decent chunk of gaming performance, a set of new features and, as always, will carry a 175 EUR price tag.

The product is based on a nice component selection including the all new IceQ X series cooler.

But HIS added two new Radeon HD 6850 cards to its lineup: the IceQ X and the IceQ X Turbo. Both models are equipped with the IceQ cooler, this fansink features four heatpipes, an aluminium fin array and a central 92mm fan. According to HIS, the IceQ X will reduce temperatures by 13°C and cut noise levels by 7dBA versus to the reference cooler.

The 'regular' IceQ X model comes clocked in at a 775MHz core and 1GB GDDR5 clocked at 4000MHz, the IceQ X Turbo model has a 820MHz core and 4400MHz memory. Both cards have dual-DVI, HDMI and DisplayPort outputs.

Let's have a quick peek at the new card  and then head onwards into the review, where we'll cover the features, architecture, photo-shoot, power consumption and heat levels and benchmarks... oh yeah... you are in for the entire Guru3D treat today. Next page you guys.

HIS R6850 ICeQ X

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Posted by ralfowen

The AMD Barts GPU based Radeon 6800 series has been on the market for a while now. We've tested many of these cards and at a later stage, the refresh products, thus pre-overclocked and customized products arrived in that huge hardware market. With prices right now settling in-between 160 to 200 EUR, the R6870 cards just offer seriously nice performance for the money you have to spend on them.

Today we'll check out an offering from HIS as a short time they ago launched their IceQ X Turbo model of the Radeon 6870. The concept entails a customized blue cooler that is impressively silent and keeps that GPU nicely chilled down. Next to that, HIS now offers the IceQ X - Turbo X version, which entails a factory higher clock frequency on the product, and that should bring in a little more performance of course.

The product falls in the more affordable mid-range segment of the market, it comes with DirectX 11 support and a plethora of features. Connectivity wise you can hook it up to any HD television or monitor as it is packed with DisplayPorts, HDMI and DVI connectors, yes... you'll spot a total of five connectors on this single mid-range based product, not bad.

We just mentioned that the product comes factory overclocked and that means that the 6870 is doing its business at a good 975 MHz, the gDDR5 memory respectively is clocked faster (effective) at 4.6 Gbps.

Anyway, these are all good enough variables for a nice in-depth review, as hey... the card seems to be thought through well from every and any aspect the true Guru3D aficionado like. Let's have a peek and then dive into the full review.

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Posted by ralfowen

When it was released, the Radeon HD 5770 was immensely popular for the money. A decent shader processor count versus good features versus an acceptable price. That made it a 125EUR card offering a decent gaming experience.

AMD decided to respin and rebrand some of its graphics card, and that entails a re-launch of the existing Juniper XT (Radeon HD 5770 series) as the Radeon HD 6770 series.

So the Radeon HD 6770 we test today is pretty much the very same stuff released back in October 2009. A few tweaks here and there have been made at BIOS level and priced have gone down a little as the card shown today from HIS for example will cost you a 100 EUR, For that kid of money you receive a customized model that has been factory-overclocked for you and heck it even comes with a free copy of Colin McRae Dirt 3 -- not a bad deal.

So yeah we look at the HIS Radeon HD 6770 ICEQ TURBO edition. A fairly interesting product series as that juniper graphics core still can flex its muscle. What we found more interesting though is to see what happens if you place two of these cards in Crossfire mode. Can 200 EUR worth of cards beat a 300 EUR costing Radeon HD 6970? That's the primary question we will try and answer today as sometimes it just makes more sense to go with two GPUs.

Have a peek at the all new Radeon HD 6770 ICEQ Turbo model from HIS and then lets head onwards into the review.

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Posted by ralfowen

Manufacturers these days go to extremes to bring a graphics card to the market that is unique. With that sentiment HIS is releasing a product with a bit of difference. Roughly a year and a half ago LUCID entered the market with what they claimed to be the revolution in multi-GPU (from different brands) technology, the LUCID Hydra solution.

It caused quite a stir in the market and motherboard manufacturers quickly jumped onto the bandwagon so as not to miss that trendy boat. Unfortunately, ever since the release, LUCID Hydra has been a drama with bad scaling, a lot of incompatibility, slow driver updates; really most reviewers have cursed the chipset and me personally, I'd like to see that Hydra solution 6 feet under.

As such we were a little surprised to see a Hydra chip being implemented on a graphics card. HIS decided to add that way too expensive Hydra chip onto their high-end graphics cards. And sure, the idea is sound, the implementation is cool, but what HIS has not foreseen is that Hydra is cursed.

We've been reviewing products from HIS for a long time now, it is one of the more reputable and known names in the industry that keeps on going with its formula: reference, IceQ and Turbo edition graphics cards. A little while ago they decided to release a somewhat custom edition of the Radeon HD 6970, to date the fastest GPU offering from AMD/ATI.

HIS took a blue colored PCB, plastered the R6970 GPU and two Gigs of memory on there along with a new model of the ICEQ cooler. Next to that they embedded that LUCID Hydra chip, allowing you to run say an NVIDIA graphics card alongside this card and in theory increase your game performance.

So we always give new solutions a chance, whether or not our previous experiences have been good or bad does not matter.

We'll test the card all by itself, and then install and activate LUCID Hydra (or MIX as HIS refers to the solution). We'll install a GeForce GTX 580 next to the Radeon 6970 and see where we end up performance scaling wise.

Let's have a peek and then head onwards into the review.

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