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HIS HD 7970 IceQ X2 and HD 7950 IceQ X2 Review @ Hardware Canucks

Posted By: Dennis - Source: Email
Published: Tuesday, January 22, 2013

HIS has always been a "soft spoken" video card vendor in terms of availability in the US but when they release a product they know how to get people's attention.  Enter the X (squared) 7970 and 7950 Radeon graphics cards.  These are basically reference clocked GPUs with an extremely large dual fan cooler.

HIS's IceQ X2 heatsink design is billed as one of the best around and it has now been paired up with AMD's HD 7970 GHz Edition and HD 7950 Boost.  They've done this without adding a huge premium onto these cards which results in an excellent price / performance ratio, particularly when overclocking is involved.

I am almost suprized that they didn't include a fourth heatpipe given the size of the radiator.  Then again the 7970 wasn't "that" hot to begin with so maybe the design was on purpose or a balance between cost and performance.

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