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The HIS Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo remains one of the best options available to gamers shopping for a sub-$200 GPU, it features 454 million less transistors than the Radeon HD 5850's Cypress XT core, this allowed AMD to shrink the die from 334mm2 to 255mm2, making the Radeon HD 6850 more fuel-efficient.
IceQ cooler is excellent.
Fan at 100% is not too loud.
Excellent build quality.
Overclocked to limit without extra voltage.
Variety of outputs: Display Port, DVII and HDMI.
Hot air from GPU exhausted into case.
Looks are not its best feature.
Fan profile is very relaxed.
Supports Only 2Way Crossfire.
No CUDA/ PhysX Support (All Radeon Cards).
Price (For Some).
High Bluray power consumption.
By Pureoverclock on September 06, 2011
In terms of performance, against the GTX 460, the 6850 stumbles in a few games, so there's some consideration there, plus the lack of PhysX and CUDA obviously can be a factor, particularly if you're into Folding @ Home. The 6850 is retailing for...
By Benchmark Reviews on June 07, 2011
Important: In this section I am going to write a brief five point summary on the following categories; Performance, Appearance, Construction, Functionality and Value. These views are my own and help me to give the HIS HD6850 IceQ X Turbo Video Card a...
By Viperlair on May 08, 2011
I love this HIS 6850 IceQ X Turbo Graphics Card. It simply checks all the right boxes. Right from the start when you open the box and see the card, you know you’ve got something good in your hands. Some have criticized the new cooler’s...
By iXBT Labs on April 27, 2011
HIS 6850 IceQ X Turbo 1GB GDDR5 competes well in its class with the numerous modifications of GeForce GTX 460/460 SE. Of course, a lot depends on actual prices. Just remember that the Radeon HD 68xx series is not to compete with the Radeon HD 58xx...
By BeHardware on April 13, 2011
The Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X is definitely a better buy than the basic HIS model. It has a more effective cooler and a more flattering design and is one of the better Radeon HD 6850s we’ve tested. The only small reservations we have is that the fan makes a...
By Bjorn3D on March 30, 2011
The HIS HD6850 IceQ X Turbo is already overclocked out of the box and therefore performs even better than the HIS HD6850. It also has more headroom for overclocking and thus can rival even the HD6870. Additionally, the impressive IceQ X cooler that...
By Legit Reviews on March 30, 2011
Today we are going to take a look at an AMD based video card that not only provides a ton of power, but it also includes a cooling system to help tame the high temperatures that go along with high speed graphics. Of course I am talking about the HIS...
By Overclockers Online on March 24, 2011
AMD launched the 6800 series of graphics cards to fill the budget gaming card market and has had success. HIS has added its impressive IceQ X cooler and thrown a factory overclock to make it an even better performance value with the 6850 IceQ X Turbo...
By Real World Labs on March 03, 2011
After concluding this review i have to say that HIS lived up to our expectations. The Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo 1GB is a very good card for the buck and although not equal to more high/ultra-end cards out there still it packs quite a punch...
By TechRadar on March 02, 2011
Lower mid-range graphics cards are easy to lose in the clamour about higher-end cards but not the HIS Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X. Like its IceQ X predecessors this Radeon HD 6850 is treated to an enhanced cooler that HIS claim can run the card 13ºC...
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