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The Radeon HD 6870 is still considered one of the best sub-$200 US GPUs (Graphics Processing Unit) and it certainly gave HIS a lot to work with. Codenamed “Barts XT” the GPU consists of some 1700 million transistors in a die that measures just 255mm2, made even more impressive by the fact that it is designed using the 40nm process. Despite sticking with the 40nm process, the Radeon HD 6870 still proved to be an efficient graphics card, using roughly the same amount of power as the GeForce GTX 550 Ti and considerably less than the GTX 560 Ti. That said, based on more than a dozen games we found that the Radeon HD 6870 was on average just 5% slower than GeForce GTX 560 Ti at 1920x1200, while it was 3% faster than the GTX 460. Keeping that in mind, todays pricing makes the Radeon HD 6870 the better value product, as the heavily modified HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ is still 15% cheaper than your typical GeForce GTX 560 Ti.
Another advantage to the HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ comes when overclocking. With the GPU overclocked to 985MHz and the VRAM at MHz 1205MHz (GDDR 4820MHz) the HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ wasn’t even audible when stress testing.
HIS Radeon HD 6870 IceQ 1 GB (256bit) GDDR5 2x Mini-DisplayPort HDMI 2x DVI (HDCP) PCI Express X16 2.1 Video Card (H687Q1G2M) Price $221.39

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