in Graphics Cards

HIS AMD HD7870 IceQ 2GB

Physical Layout

Is there a graphics card under that cooler?! Yes, you can see some through that massive fan!

Card1

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A better look at that fan, it has cooling scoops on the fan hub to keep the fans motor cool.

Scoop

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The custom PCB doesn’t have many changes compared to the reference card, just a couple changes in the component placement, so this means there might be a waterblock that will fit.

Card

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At rear of the PCB you can see the mounting of the strengthening bar.

PCBrear

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The two 6-pin power connectors.

6-pins

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The Crossfire connector.

CFX-Connector

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The Pitcairn XT GPU.

Core

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The rear IO area.  We have a DVI port, HDMI and two mini-display ports.

I/O

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Let’s take a look at the cooler assembly; we see a large shroud and a heatsink that cools both the GPU and all of the RAM chips.

CoolerCore

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The fan is actually part of the shroud, this isn’t very good if you encounter issues with the fan after the warranty ends.

Fanshroud

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The big main shroud on top of the cooler.

Shroud

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The actual heatsink, it’s been nickel plated and is larger than the cooler on the 6950 IceQ.

Sink

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