HIS 6850 IceQ X Turbo 2GB
Lately we’ve looked at quite a few graphics cards in the enthusiast segment, including several from Sapphire’s product lineup. These cards have shown to be quite impressive, with various cooling solutions, voltage tweaking capabilities, and even DVI-only Eyefinity capability that’s removed the need of DisplayPort connectivity for gaming at extreme resolutions.
However, we know that not everyone is a hardcore gamer and enthusiast, and there is a large contingent of consumers that need something far more affordable that an still satisfy a gaming craving. While flagship cards may garner much of the hype, it’s the mainstream cards that command much of the marketshare.
One of HIS’s popular designs is the IceQ heatsink, and today we’re specifically looking at the 6850 IceQ X Turbo version. It’s modest-sized graphics card, complete with a unique translucent shroud and sleek nickel-plated heatpipes to lower temperatures and noise levels.
But is it a good card for gamers on a modest budget? Let’s find out.
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