HIS HD6770 IceQ X Turbo Crossfire Review

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HIS HD6770 IceQ X Turbo Crossfire Review

Test Setup

We're testing the HIS as both a single card and in Crossfire today. As well as our standard battery of tests we've got a few just to see how well the cards scale as well. Hopefully the multiple Catalyst updates since the original launch of the HD5770 will enable our HD6770 IceQ's to surprise us.

2x HIS HD6770 IceQ X Turbo
Catalyst 11.7 Drivers
Intel Core-i7 950 @ 4GHz
ASUS Rampage III Extreme
Muskin Joule 1200w
6GB Mushkin Redline
Noctua NH-D14
Windows 7 Ultimate x64

Alien vs Predator

With the IceQ coming in at around £100 we're obviously not expecting our single card to give blistering performance, but still 30 FPS at these high settings isn't bad. The real surprise is the Crossfire setup being faster than a GTX580. Half the price, equal performance. Exactly what we like to see.

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10-08-2011, 05:53:13

tinytomlogan
Today we're taking a look at a the HD6770 from HIS Digital in IceQ guise, and also running a pair in Crossfire.



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10-08-2011, 06:11:00

SieB
They are pretty impressive in crossfire, especially in Metro, I thought there was something wrong with the results when I saw they were on par with a 590/6990 .

If you want a cheap crossfire set up for 202 two of these are worth it, but for a single card, as said in the review the 6850/70 are the better cards to go with.

10-08-2011, 08:59:40

sheroo
Would you say that these 2 cards at idle are quieter than a reference 6950, and would on the whole perform better? I wonder how these cards would perform @ 5760 * 1080 across 3 monitors (not maxed out obviously)?

10-08-2011, 09:27:21

Nathlm
These cards are now 76.99 on aria so for 153.98 you can get GTX 580 beating performance!!!

10-08-2011, 10:28:59

badtaylorx
these are good results for sure.....im just wondering how realistic they are tho???

im not so sure that anyone considering these cards has an X-58 mobo and i-7 processor@4GHz backing them up......

now if you used an AMD Pii 955 X4 would your results be the same???

im not say'n.......im just say'n

10-08-2011, 13:51:06

VonBlade
Well they are realistic because they are the results we obtained. However although we can understand that the kind of person seeking out a setup such as this is unlikely to run X58, that is our test setup. If we changed the underlying system every review then we couldn't compare anything to anything else and would be swamped with "but how does it compare to the xxx ??". At least this way each card is, driver changes aside, reviewed on the same rig and so you get a pure performance comparison.

11-08-2011, 09:41:34

V1Viper
Nice Review!
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