Article by: Nathan Glentworth (Owner / Head Editor)
Product was submitted by: HIS
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HIS HD 6850 ICEQ X TURBO INTRODUCTION
HIS (Hightech) now is an established brand in the hardware industry and still pushes the envelop in terms of affordable products which are usually topped with an industry leading type of upgraded cooler if you are not settling for a reference based card. HIS's IceQ cooler in my opinion has always been one of, if not THE best upgraded cooler offered by any manufacturer on the market. The new upgraded IceQ X has no less than four 8mm copper heatpipes cooling a massive heatsink which covers over 80% of the videocard and should prove to be an effective cooler.
The HIS HD 6850 IceQ X being reviewed today is a factory overclocked HD 6850 with the core clock rate pushed up from 775Mhz to 820 Mhz and the memory pushed up from 1000Mhz to 1100Mhz. This is a pretty decent overclock right out of the box, but I have a sneaky suspicion that that cooler will able to handle it easily and keep temperatures under control with minimal effort. In fact, I bet there is a bit more overclocking performance to bad had and I aim to push this graphics card to its limits and see what this card is truly capable of.
Read on to find out what I find.
HIS CORPORATE PROFILE (From HIS)
HIS - Hightech Information System Limited is an internationally acclaimed graphics cards company. Time and time again, HIS were compared and tested by hundreds of worldly renowned critics. The results are phenomena, HIS have proven to offer far superior, cooler, quieter, and faster graphic cards than any other leading rivals. Up to the first quarter of 2007, HIS has won over 600 awards with ATI graphic solution from major media worldwide. HIS is being recognized by providing performance leading and award-wining products: IceQ, iCooler, iFan, TURBO Edition, VIVO Edition, AIW Edition, Dual DVI Edition.
Headquartered in Hong Kong, and with sales offices and distribution networks in Europe, Middle East, North America and Asia Pacific Regions; our worldwide customers benefits from efficient and localized services. ISO Certified , HIS's manufacturing facility in China is managed by a team of professionals with expertise in quality control and production planning. Working with world class clients, HIS has been consistently meeting high quality standards and fulfilled volume order in short lead time.