TechSpot: HIS Radeon HD 6850 & 6870 IceQ X Turbo Crossfire Review

Looking at the market today, the Radeon HD 6850 remains one of the best options available to gamers shopping for a sub-$200 GPU, while the Radeon HD 6870 still commands the sub-$250 bracket with its only real competition coming from the GeForce GTX 560 Ti. It's not very often that we see mainstream-level GPUs settle down for long, in this case it appears there's nothing too big on the horizon and thus we were pleased to hear that HIS was preparing an update for all card versions this year.

The factory-overclocked 6870 IceQ X Turbo X and HIS Radeon HD 6850 IceQ X Turbo have upgraded coolers and are meant to be the fastest 6850 and 6870 graphics cards available out of the box -- albeit at a premium price. The 6870 IceQ X Turbo X is currently retailing for $250, while the 6850 IceQ X Turbo costs $190. Being the inquisitive type, we're determined to see if the extra fee is worthwhile.

Read: HIS Radeon HD 6850 & 6870 IceQ X Turbo Crossfire Graphics Cards Reviewed

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este said,
More concerned with the performance then the color really

me to, Blue is such a cold and slow colour, if it was red, it would be so much faster i'm sure

Happy_Camel said,

me to, Blue is such a cold and slow colour, if it was red, it would be so much faster i'm sure

But but but but blue is such a cool colour so that thing must have super cooling!

"GeForce GTX 560 Ti"

I hate card names these days. Besides didn't we already have all these model numbers a decade ago? It's like the odometer rolling over on a car and they just start using them again. At least AMD stuck an HD in front of the number (even though we had "HD" cards 20 years ago, gotta love marketing).

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