HIS HD6970 2GB IceQ MIX (Lucid) Review

👤by Richard Weatherstone Comments 📅13-07-11
Get Immersed with AMD Eyefinity Technology
•Enable ultra-high resolution multi-monitor gaming with 2GB of high speed GDDR5 memory.
•Expand your favourite games across up to 4 displays with AMD Eyefinity technology for an expansive field of view.
•See more of the battle than ever before with up to 4 simultaneous displays.
•Get the freedom and flexibility to upgrade. This modular solution enables you to add additional displays.
•Put your productivity into overdrive and let up to 4 displays put all the information you need right before your eyes.
•Don’t choose between play and work. Let up to 4 displays help you enjoy games, movies and the web at the same time.

Get Amazing EyeDefinition Graphics with DirectX 11 Technology
•New and advanced architecture featuring full DirectX® 11 support and scalable geometry processing.
•Featuring a new and advanced architecture with scalable geometry processing, the AMD Radeon HD™ 6900 Series is purpose-built to dominate your games.
•Maximum efficiency & performance. AMD PowerTune technology puts exceptionally intelligent power management under your control.
•Raise the bar for beautifully smooth image quality with Enhanced Quality Anti-Aliasing (EQAA).
•Dual advanced programmable tessellation engines for twice the geometry processing performance of previous generations.
•Play your favourite games in full stereo 3D, and get incredibly rich and interactive gameplay with AMD HD3D technology.

Speed Up Applications and Enjoy Brilliant Video with AMD EyeSpeed Technology
•Unleash the most demanding applications with AMD Accelerated Parallel Processing (APP) technology.
•Supports double precision floating point arithmetic to handle computationally intense workloads.
•Smooth visual quality with AMD EyeSpeed visual acceleration technology.
•Experience Blu-ray 3D as it was intended with AMD HD3D technology.
•Take advantage of AMD Radeon™ HD 6900 Series graphics’ Dolby TrueHD and 3D HDTV support.

Put out Stunning Visual and Unrivalled Audio Experience with HD3D Technology
•Stereo 3D display/glasses support
•Stereo 3D gaming
•Blu-ray™ 3D support
•3rd Party stereo 3D middleware software support
•Launching with AMD Radeon™ 6900 Series GPUs

Microsoft® DirectX® 11 Support
Get intense gaming performance and unrivalled image quality with stunning 3D visual effects, realistic lighting and lifelike imagery, driven by a new and advanced DirectX® 11-capable architecture with scalable geometry processing.

AMD Eyefinity Technology
Enjoy the ultimate immersive gaming experience with AMD's Eyefinity multi-display capabilities.

AMD Advanced Parallel Processing technology
Accelerate the most demanding applications for improved performance.

Advanced GDDR5 Memory Technology
Delivers more speed and higher bandwidth.

AMD CrossFireX™ Technology
Increase your gaming performance with AMD CrossFireX™ Technology.

3rd Generation TeraScale Engine
Provides increased processing power for the latest games and accelerated applications.

40nm Process Technology
Provides enhanced processor performance while using less power and better transistor efficiency than previous generation technology.

Accelerated Video Transcoding
Helps improve video transcoding performance.

Display Flexibility
More flexibility with maximum connectivity for the latest display technologies.

HDMI 1.4
Helps ensure you get the full Blu-ray and PVR experience from your PC.

Dolby®TrueHD and DTS-HD Master Audio Support
Get a fully immersive high-definition audio experience with the latest Blu-ray movies.

AMD PowerPlay™ Technology
Power draw scales according to activity so when GPU activity is low, the power draw is minimal.

Enhanced Unified Video Decoder (UVD) 3Watch the hottest Blu-ray movies, online video and other HD content beyond 1080p with low power and low noise with GPU acceleration and enhanced Unified Video Decoder (UVD) 3 features.

HIS exclusive features

Faster - Make your overclocking dreams come true! The HIS IceQ Turbo Models are BIOS-overclocked out of the box.
Cooler - HIS HD6970 IceQ is 23c cooler than reference cooler.
Quieter - HIS HD 6970 IceQ is quieter than reference cooler.
Black Hole Impeller - Cool air is drawn from both sides of the fan to enhance the cooling efficiency.
Four Heatpipes- Optimize cooling performance by removing heat from the core area.
Solid State Choke - Durable Iron that can maximize current capacity, power efficiency and stability.
Full Solid State Capacitors - Extend the lifespan and storage capabilities.
Dynamic Phase Control PWM IC - A significant energy saving technique for reducing power consumption.

Mix GPU- Allow running both an AMD and NVIDIA GPU in the same system to enjoy the benefits of both graphics features and performance.
Mix Eyefinity- AMD’s Eyefinity is enabled via HDMI without using expensive Display Port monitors and Active Adapters. Eyefinity is also enabled via HDMI to DVI adapter.

The main talking point of this card would normally be the massive IceQ cooler but we pretty much covered this in the last review of the HIS HD6970 2GB IceQ Turbo and as the cooler is no different on this edition I see little need to go over the same old material, especially when the main feature of this card is the Lucid Technology which deserves a page to itself…

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