Today we’re looking at the HIS 6950 IceQ. It’s HIS’s take on a regular 6950, featuring a custom PCB and cooler. Running at the same speed as a reference card, there won’t be much performance improvement until we begin overclocking, where the custom cooler with its massive fan should come into play. Let’s see how it performs.
Model Name: HIS 6950 IceQ 2GB GDDR5 PCI-E 2xDVI/HDMI/2xMini DP
Chipset: Radeon HD 6950 PCIe Series
Memory Size (MB): 2048
Memory Type: GDDR5
Engine CLK (MHz): 800Mhz
Memory CLK (Gbps): 5Gbps
Memory Interface (bit): 256
Power Supply Requirement: 500 Watt or greater power
Max. Resolution: 2560*1600 (Single Display)
Bus Interface: PCI Express x16
Mini Display Port: Yes
DVI: Upper Single-link DVI-D + Bottom Dual-link DVI-I
Box and Bundle
The box is rather plain, only showing a HIS logo and DIRT 3 sticker on the front.
The rear of the box is completely plain.
The bundle includes:
- CD driver
- Installation guide
- Two Molex to 6 pin adaptors
- Crossfire bridge
- DVI to VGA adaptor
- DIRT 3 coupon
- HIS weight lifter
Not a huge bundle but it’s great to see things like the Dirt 3 coupon and HIS weight lifter included.
Here’s the weight lifter and pieces of paper it comes with.
The weight lifter installed:
The idea behind this is to take some of the weight off of the PCB of the card and the PCIe slot. While you rarely hear about damage to the card or motherboard from GPU weight, this is an elegantly simple solution that we applaud.