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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Most Recent Comments

10-08-2011, 05:53:13

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

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.Quote

10-08-2011, 08:59:40

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)?Quote

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