GRAPHICS CARD VENDOR HIS launched its 6770 IceQ X and 6770 IceQ X Turbo cards.
These HIS 6770 IceQ cards are based on AMD's reference Radeon HD6770 with 1GB GDDR5 memory, but they feature the firm's trademark IceQ heatsink and fan, which has two heatpipes, and the firm claims it is quieter than the heatsink fan on reference boards. The considerable cooling also helps HIS ship its graphics cards factory overclocked.
The HIS 6770 IceQ has the GPU is clocked at 850MHz and the memory at an effective 4.8GHz. On the HIS 6770 IceQ Turbo the GPU runs at 880MHz with the 1GB GDDR5 memory running at 5GHz.
Both HIS 6770 IceQ boards have two dual-link DVI outputs as well as Displayport and HDMI outputs. Like all AMD Radeon HD6770 boards, the HIS 6770 IceQ units support Microsoft's DirectX 11 and AMD's Eyefinity multi-display software.
Although HIS didn't announce pricing for its 6770 IceQ graphics cards, similar cards from other vendors such as Gigabyte, MSI, Sapphire and XFX all retail from £100 and go up to £120, though Gigabyte's most expensive board in that price range has the AMD Radeon HD6770 GPU running at 900MHz.
It is likely that HIS will price its two boards somewhere in the middle of that pack, at around £105, more or less. µ
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