HIS HD6770 IceQ X Turbo Crossfire Review

Crysis 2 DX9 and DX11

HIS HD6770 IceQ X Turbo Crossfire Review

Crysis 2

The latest in the Crysis line-up is a new test in the OC3D pantheon and as such we've only previously tested it on the range-topping HD6990 and GTX590 cards. Obviously it would be hugely unfair to place those against the little HD6770 and so we're mainly looking at scaling here.

The vanilla Crysis 2 with standard textures and DX9 does well on both setups as befits its console roots. The single HD6770 manages to nearly hit 60FPS and in Crossfire there is a buttery-smooth playing experience.

 

With the latest DX11 patch and the Hi-Res texture pack the limitations of the cards are brought into stark relief. Limited texture units and the bandwidth limitations of 128-bit memory render the single card utterly unplayable and even in Crossfire it's not a pleasant experience.

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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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