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HIS 7950 IceQ Turbo

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Posted May 1, 2012 by Jake in Video Cards
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Introduction

AMD has had the upper hand for quite awhile against Nvidia with the Radeon 7000 series graphic cards. These cards have proven to be very capable, and a big leap forward from the previous generation 6000 cards. But you’re only as good as your last success, and with more of Nvidia’s Kepler models on the horizon, that success may be starting to fade just a bit.

That’s not to say the 7900 flagship cards are in for doom and gloom, it just means that competition is coming. And that’s certainly good for consumers, as AMD has started to drop prices at the upper end to attempt to maintain market share. Hey, we love a good battle just as much as the next person, but we’re really big fans of great bang for your buck. And there’s no denying the Radeon cards are still very much in the thick of things.

Today we’re looking at another Radeon monster card: the HIS 7950 IceQ Turbo. We call it a monster, not just because of its size (it is substantial), nor because of its low temperatures (they are cool), but also because it does provide gamers some serious horsepower under the hood at a respectable price. Gotta love that.

Let’s take a closer look at the HIS 7950 IceQ Turbo and find out how well it stacks up against the current crop of contenders.

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