Reviews and Problems with HIS RADEON HD 7970 ICEQ X2
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Cold Like A Serial Killer
13 December 2013
Summary: First off, I'm using this card in my Cooler Master Storm Stryker case with great cable management (Spent 5 hours on it). This card never reaches 60 Celsius degrees when gaming on it on maximum settings. Battlefield 4, Skyrim (With many Hi-Res mods and packs), and many other games never seem to be able to make it go above 60C (I used this card temporarily on my old case Gigabyte Sumo 5115 and the temperature would reach 70C when gaming).
Summary: I had one HD5850 Xtreme, I have to say that is an amazing card, I could play almost all games with it through it's already a 4 years old card(in terms of design). After unboxing the card, I was truly amazed, it's a 12 inch "foot long" card, and it's pretty heavy compare to my old 5850 Xtreme. I had to remove the HDD bay(CM HAF 912) in order to put this staff in.
Summary: This is my Very first Graphics card so i can't tell you how much better this is compared to other products. I kind of went all out getting a 7970. But my first impressions were very good. I can play ON ultra BAttlefield 3 completely normal. Im not sure what Frame RAte i was getting but as soon as i find out i will post it on here.
follows amd reference layout with beefed up power subsystem..
Carole Pearce, Amazon
2 September 2013
Summary: I picked up a pair of these @ 300$ & change, finding the cooler only a shade below my 7970 lightning yet both cards fit perfectly with EK FC waterblocks. At 80% asic quality, the tandem clock up to 1225/1750 and remain cool at those clocks hovering around the 70° range (in stock form, of course; under water, the cores load in the low 40s). At 1225mhz,these cards only lose to Nvida Titan & GTX 780 cards, respectively.
Summary: Pros Looks good, The card is well built and sturdy. The cooler is much quieter than reference design. The card averages 68c in crysis 3. Plays most games at max settings with frame rates at or above 60fps. Card is long, but it is not thick and can easily be cross fired. Pc mark 7333 in firestrike bench. Cons The card is long and will not fit in many cases thanks to the extra long cooler. FPS hang in the 20's very often when playing crysis 3 with all settings maxed out.
Summary: Bought the XFX HD 7870 Double Black and the card hit 90C easily in games and Bitmining. I tried to undervolt it and it's impossible since it's physically locked down. So I returned the card and got this HIS version, easily undervolt and overclocked. Rocking all games and especially Bitmining at 1200 mhash/s. Best of all the temps is steady at 70C with a full load and 29C idle.
Summary: I was a bit skeptical buying an HIS brand card since I wasn't too familiar with the brand. However, it came highly recommended on the overclocking forums I frequent. Did a little extra research and could not find a single bad review, quite the opposite, I think it's the best reviewed 7970.