HIS 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/HDMI/2xMini DP (iPower)
  • H797QMC3G2M_all_1600.jpg
  • H797QM3G2M_01_1600[1].jpg
  • H797QM3G2M_02_1600[1].jpg
  • H797QM3G2M_04_1600[2].jpg
  • H797QM3G2M_05_1600[2].jpg
  • H797QMC3G2M_07_1600.jpg
  • 0140_08_1600[2].jpg
  • 0140_10_1600[2].jpg
  • 0140_09_1600[1].jpg
  • H797QMC3G2M_3D_BOX_1600.jpg
Product Code H797QMC3G2M
EAN Code 4895139008029
Cooler IceQ X²
GPU 7970
Core Clock 1000 (Boost Clock 1050) MHz
Memory Clock 6000 MHz
Memory Size 3072 MB
Memory Type GDDR5
Memory Interface 384 bit
Interface PCI Express 3.0 x16
Card Dimension 31.1 x 15 x 4.2 cm
Box Dimension 39 x 22 x 11.3 cm
Box Weight 1.72 kg
  • iPower
  • Windows 7 Compatibility
  • AMD Radeon Graphics
  • AMD Vision Technology
  • AMD HD3D Technology
  • AMD Eyefinity Technology
  • DirectX 11
  • IceQ X²
  • PCI Express 3.0
  • OpenGL 4.2
  • OpenCL 1.2
  • 1080p
  • HDMI
  • HDTV
  • Dual Monitor
  • Shader Model 5
  • Unified Video Decoder
  • 7.1 Channel Audio
  • Gaming
  • Mini DisplayPort
  • Native HDMI
  • DVI
  • Retail Pack

HIS 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition features, iPower for more voltage, Boost Clock is Faster, IceQ X² is cooler & quieter, iTurbo and Long Lasting Design.

iPower: More Voltage, More Overclocking!

Increased Power supply input for more voltage for overclocking! The extra PWM phase for core voltage provides extra power stability, lower temperature for power components!


HIS 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition AMD 7970 Ref. Board
Power Output 8+8 6+8
PWM Phase 6+1+1=8 5+1+1=7



Boost Clock is Faster!

The card has the latest Boost Clock technology, providing extra performance for the most demanding games and applications!


HIS 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition AMD 7970 Ref. Board
Core Clock 1000 MHz 925 MHz
Boost Clock 1050 MHz N.A
Memory Clock 6000 MHz 5500 MHz


IceQ X² – Cooler, Quieter

With IceQ X², the card is up to 17°C cooler than the reference cooler.

IceQ X² is one of the quietest coolers, making the card 15dB quieter than the reference cooler. The card is below 28dB when watching movies, surfing Facebook, working. The card remains quiet whether you are gaming, online socializing, entertaining or working.

Fan Design
The super large 2x 89mm dual axial fans draws massive amount of cool air to cool the GPU directly.

The Q&C fan blade increases air velocity make cooling more efficiently while keeping noise level at minimum.

The fan is extremely durable with a life span of up to 50,000 hours.

3x 6mm and 2x 8mm wide heatpipes optimize cooling performance by removing heat from the core area.

The extra large 40x47.5mm copper heatsink provides a large area to dissipate heat efficiently.

The card also carries memory and mosfet heat sinks to provide extra heat dissipation from these areas.

The card also features fan control and monitoring, you are able to read fan speed & Asic temperature from iTurbo or other softwares.

iTurbo – Your Graphics Card’s Assistant

iTurbo is your graphics card’s assistant to control your card to be quiet, cool. Experience overclocking by simply pressing the iTurbo Button!

User Friendly Overclocking Software: Cooler, Quieter, OC!
iTurbo's Fan Control and Fan Monitoring allow easy adjustment of your card to its maximum cooling performance or to run your card quietly!

Press iTurbo: OC Right Away!
With the smart auto overclocking function, users can experience a slight performance boost for selected HIS graphic cards with just one click!

Powerful Overclocking Software
Either you wish to unleash its full potential or to make it more environmental friendly, iTurbo is ready for you!

iTurbo is compatible with all cards! Enjoy OC no matter what card you have!

Long Lasting Design: Safer, Last Longer!

Dual Bios
The card has two bios, ensuring the card runs properly. You can always switch to the second Bios if the card does not run with the first Bios.

Enhances stability in critical gaming situations!
HIS cards are engineered with the highest standard of safety, preventing them any potential damages. Solid State Choke stabilizes the card and Full Solid State Capacitors ensures the best power quality and enhances the card’s stability in critical gaming situations!

Special Metal Rib
PCB might easily warped due to prolonged hanging on motherboard & casing, potentially causing cracks on BGA solder joints and resulting in malfunctioning of the card. The HIS special metal rib provides extra strength to the PCBs to avoid warpage, making the cards extra stable and durable.

OC Equipment

The card is equipped with improved power design which is great for OC! HIS cards utilize Dynamic Phase Control PWM IC to save power for better use. Along with improved power design, digital power design, 2 ounces Copper Layer, HIS cards make the best out of power, carrying better OC capability and pushing clock speeds to the full potential!

Built for Crossfire

The card is armed with 2x Crossfire Connectors and is ready for up to 4-way crossfire for strengthened performance!

New Technology, New Experiences 


With AMD GCN technology, the card optimizes DirectX® 11.1 gaming performance automatically up to 2.5 times faster! It also offers up to 4.5x compute performance and up to 95% lower GPU Idle Power Consumption!

Apps Faster & Smoother!

The card enables a “quality graphics” experience on everyday applications, giving huge performance boosts on image processing, file compression, media converter apps, and a lot more!
• Adobe Photoshop CS6
• Corel Winzip 16.5
• Musemage
• Handbrake
• MotionDSP Vreveal
• Cyberlink Power Director
• ArcSoft Media Converter

PCI-e 3.0 Support

Armed with the latest PCI-e 3.0 bus design maximizes performance by delivering double bandwidth per lane of PCI-e 2.x. Paired the card with the latest platforms and get the ultimate performance!

More Graphics, Less Power!

The new architecture of the card gets more usable processing power for your money, enabling better frame rates in the latest games at high resolutions.  In addition, with AMD ZeroCore Power & AMD PowerTune technologies, you can optimize the balance between performance and power consumption of your system by adjusting the engine clock during runtime of the card. Manage the power and keep your wallet loaded!

See More, Enjoy More!

The card supports 30” LCD monitor and any large size TV up to 80" feature with 16:9 ratio in amazing 4096 by 2160 resolution. Up-scaling your computer into a multimedia center with the biggest display!
Enjoy HD Beauty
With Full HD 1080p support, the card delivers high quality 1920X1080 graphics, enabling seamless full-screen video playback. See HD, hear HD and feel HD - Enjoy the beautiful graphics now with the card!

Enjoy Copy Protected Movies
The card is HDCP complaint, enabling users to play copy-protected content, such as commercial DVD movies.

Enjoy True to Life Graphics
Quad HD videos have resolution four times that of current HD videos, meaning images too clear that may deceive your eyes! With the card, you are set for getting the movie theater experience to your home. You may be able to watch a video shooting the Eiffel tower and zoom it in to see your friend’s face clearly from the top! Get your eyes impressed and enjoy mind-blowing graphics with extreme clarity, depth and texture!

See more, Win More!
The card is capable to turn your computer into a super gaming machine. Enjoy the latest 3D games with stunning graphics and effects that your enemies cannot match! Get an immersive experience with AMD Eyefinity “2.0”!

Expand your game across up to 4 displays while your opponents have one monitor. Along with all-new support for stereo 3D, universal bezel compensation and brand new display configurations, take the unfair advantage over your opponent and win more with the surround sight

View More, Work Better

Having one dedicated screen just for twitter or Facebook and a second for outlook is not a dream anymore. The card features 2 Mini-display Ports for enhanced workspace flexibility. You can easily connect to two displays, including the 27” Apple LED Cinema Displays with the two Mini DisplayPorts. The dual-link DVI port allows you connect to a 30” DVI display up to 2560x1600. Resolution can even reach 4096x2160 with HDMI® , good for TV up to 80"!

Hear Better in Video Conference
Most GPUs today support only one audio stream at a time. The card, however, has Discrete Digital Multi-Point Audio that can simultaneously output multiple, independent audio streams. Audio seamlessly follows the video, providing affordable multi-display, multi-audio conferencing for consumers!

The card is an ideal solution for all those who rely on having several applications visible simultaneously for extra productivity. Multi-tasking just got a lot simpler! Make your computer a multi-display workstation!

The figures of current outputs are estimated from PWM phase specifications. The maximum current output can be different with a different setting.

The figures of 3Dmark 11 above are based on test results in HIS lab with the following platform:
• Motherboard Chipset: AMD 890FX
• System Memory Size: DDR3 4G
• CPU Type And Speed: Athlon II X4 635 2.9GHz AM3
• Operation System: Windows 7 64bits
• Background Resolution: 1024x768x32bit
• Background Rresh Rate: 75Hz
Results may vary based upon system setting.

HIS Products Advantage
  • HIS delivers Faster, Cooler, Quieter plus the best quality product!
  • Professional customer service and technical support
What's in the box
  • HIS Graphics Card
  • CrossFireXTM Bridge
  • DVI-VGA Adapter
  • Install CD with Multilingual User Guide
  • Quick Installation Guide
  • HIS Power Up Label


Model Name HIS 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition 3GB GDDR5 PCI-E DVI/HDMI/2xMini DP
Chipset Radeon HD 7970 PCIe Series
ASIC RadeonTM HD 7970 GPU
Manu. Process (Micron) 28nm
Memory Size (MB) 3072
Memory Type GDDR5
Engine CLK (MHz) 1000MHz (Boost Clock 1050MHz)
Memory CLK (Gbps) 6Gbps
Memory Interface (bit) 384
Power Supply Requirement 500 Watt or greater power
Max. Resolution 4096x2160 per display (DisplayPort 1.2)
2560x1600 per display (Dual-link DVI)
2048x1536 per display (VGA)
Bus Interface PCI Express x16
Mini Display Port Yes
DVI Dual-link DVI-I


HD 7970 System Requirement

  • PCI Express ® based PC is required with one X16 lane graphics slot with 2 slots space available on the motherboard
  • 500W (or greater) power supply with two 150W 8-pin PCI Express power connectors recommended
  • Certified power supplies are recommended. Refer to http://ati.amd.com/certifiedPSU for a list of Certified products
  • Minimum 1GB of system memory
  • Installation software requires CD-ROM drive, a keyboard, a mouse, and a display
  • DVD playback requires DVD drive
  • Blu-ray™ playback requires Blu-ray drive
June 14th, 2013 at 11:39 am By Bluestick

Good card Overclocks easy to 1200 in CF great cards, they run pretty quite in none OC mode, they look great

Post your comment

Comments will be reviewed by the editors before being published, mainly to ensure that spam and irrelevant material are not published . Please feel free to comment!

We strongly encourage you to use your real name. E-mail addresses are required in case we need to follow up with you directly. We won't publish your e-mail address unless you request.

Name (*)  
EMail (*)  
Comment (*)  

HIS has won over 1000 awards with ATI graphic solution from major media worldwide.

-With continuous liquid frame rates in all tested games and a very good open-CL-performance HIS graphics card makes a positive impression.
-The IceQ cooling works efficiently and always keeps the GPU even with high demands from dying of heatstroke.
- The noise is pretty restrained for a luxury-class graphics card.
- The good performance and especially the low price make the card to the PC WORLD price-performance winner.
PC Welt - The Price-Performance Winner

-Built Quality
-Performance-Price ratio
-IceQ X² is an excellent cooling system

“This version of HD7970 GHz Edition provided by HIS offer a nice design that will convince any gamers who care about product design.”

“This Radeon™ HD 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition offer a stunning cooler. This IceQ X² is on top on every point : built quality, cooling capacity and silent operation.”

“We have been very pleased to see that this HD7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition is able to compete with the latest GTX 770 from NVIDIA.”

“Overclockers will find a nice product in this Radeon™ HD 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition has it offer a huge OC potential with a convincing iTurbo software and a Dual-BIOS onboard.”

“Finally this Radeon™ HD7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition offers a really nice performance/price ratio and is the best 7970 GHz we have tested so far. We recommend this card to all the enthusiasts gamers.”

59Hardware.net - Recommended Award

"With continuous liquid frame rates in all tested games and a very good OpenCL performance HIS graphics card falls to positive. The clock speeds of GHz chips of the Radeon HD 7970, the manufacturer has only slightly increased, and unlike the competition, the video memory has stayed with 3 GB. The IceQ cooling is always efficient and keeps the GPU even in arduous conditions before the heat death. The enclosed adapter scope is limited to the bare minimum, with the tool iTurbo the values ​​of the graphics card can observe and control. The operating sound is beautifully restrained, but in general, the energy consumption is a little high. The good performance and low price make the card to our price-performance winner."

Pc-Welt - Price-performance Winner

PC Welt - Perfomance Price Award

Pros: Build quality, Silent in charge, Performances, OC

Comptoir-hardware - Rated 5 out of 5

" The HIS 7970 IceQ X ² GHz Edition is a lot slimmer than its rival, therefore, from Asus. Instead of half their heatsink takes only two slots to complete. The cooling body consists of a block at the underside and on the upper side of two sitting three heat pipes. The black plastic cover has two honeycomb cutouts for the fan.
HIS offers iTurbo a software that allows the graphics card can overclock a button. Experts are of course in software manual overclocking features available.
If you can live with a slightly slower graphics card, although has less features, but has a quieter cooler, we recommend the HIS 7970 IceQ X ² GHz Edition, especially since this is significantly less expensive at 380 euros.
For beginners, the push-button overclocking is but a nice bonus. That the cards offer a lot of power, even before our test was foreseeable. "

Allround PC- Best Buy Award

Allround PC- Price-Performance-Winner

" With the currently highest base clock of 1150 MHz, after all the HIS card is in fact simply faster at computationally-heavy tasks properly and also is acting quieter..."

"The card is not only fast, but very quicking. "

Best Buy Award- Tom's Hardware

"The HIS Radeon HD 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition is a fast and very silent graphics card, their own cooling system on top of that allows pleasantly cool temperatures. Even when overclocking, the pattern has not beaten badly.

Positive aspects of the HIS Radeon HD 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition:
- Very quiet
- Good overclocking potential
- Strong cooling system" HardwareLuxx

"The three graphics cards from HIS we’ve covered in this review are interesting products in their respective categories. Each of them features an enhanced power system with high-quality durable components and an original high-performance cooler. The HIS 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition, HIS 7950 IceQ X² Boost Clock and HIS 7850 IceQ Turbo X are also a little faster than the respective reference solutions due to pre-overclocked GPUs. Added to that are the reliable and informative packaging and the exclusive iTurbo utility. The graphics cards can please you with their looks, too. Although they are usually hidden from view inside the computer case, it is a real pleasure to just hold such a stylish product in your hands." xbitlabs


"- the large cooler does a really good job of cooling the HD 7970 chip.
- The HIS card uses HD7970 or the Tahiti chip produced with 28Nm production technology and AMDs Core Next architechture. Also 3GB memory ensures that the card does not run dry on memory anytime within the nearest future.
- The card comes with a great bundle.
- The HD 7970 chip is with the new driver update super fast. In fact it´s faster than the Nvidia GTX680, which costs around 500DKK more for a corresponding model in several test." HwT.dk - Gold Award

"HIS has put together a really nice video card here with the Radeon HD 7970 3GB IceQ X2. We're a huge fan of the cooler that HIS are using on its new high-end models and while this is of course not the first time we've seen the IceQ X2 cooler, it continues to impress us...While the IceQ X2 cooler is of course an extremely strong feature, the new iPower feature that HIS has bought to the table is also a very strong one that needs to be highlighted better." TweakTown - Best Performance Award

"The performance here is excellent and will beat a reference GTX 680. Framerates are very good at higher resolutions and image quality settings, with the 3GB of GDDR5 providing plenty of juice for high antialiasing in games.
Framerates are only part of the equation, however, and where HIS has really put together a killer card is with the IceQ X2 heatsink. This design is stunning in terms of keeping temperatures and noise levels impressively low." PureOverclock - Editors Choice


"The custom cooler on the card is remarkable, actually outperforming competitor coolers from Sapphire and ASUS." KitGuru - Worth Buying

"Still the AMD overclocked versions do offer nice performance gains and we consistently found that the 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition was much faster than the standard 7970." Legion Hardware - Performance Award

"Add the fact that I managed to overclock the card easily above and beyond the factory overclock, the card was relatively quiet and that the cooler kept the temperatures below 70 degrees Celcius; it would appear that HIS has a really good card on it’s hands.

If I were to be in the market for a top performing Video Card (aren’t I always!), then the HIS 7970 IceQ X² GHz Edition would be at the top of my list." pcGameware - Gold Award

"It’s obvious and easy to have grasped our overall impression of the HIS HD 7970 IceQ X2 3GB GHz Edition, needless to say we think it’s amazing, and definitely one of the best cards out on the market to date. We wouldn’t just suggest buying the HD 7970, but we want to suggest you definitely purchase this specific brand for it, as HIS have done supremely well to make the visually impressive external design, along with the cooling ability they have achieved at the same time. HIS have really advanced this card.

It’s always great to be able to reference an ATI based card against its NVIDIA rival, and in this case that would be the GTX680. We are more than pleased to announce that it is better than the GTX680, and the card to splash out on." HardwareLOOK - Gold Award & Editor's Choice Award

"It’s obvious and easy to have grasped our overall impression of the HIS HD 7970 IceQ X2 3GB GHz Edition, needless to say we think it’s amazing, and definitely one of the best cards out on the market to date. We wouldn’t just suggest buying the HD 7970, but we want to suggest you definitely purchase this specific brand for it, as HIS have done supremely well to make the visually impressive external design, along with the cooling ability they have achieved at the same time. HIS have really advanced this card.

It’s always great to be able to reference an ATI based card against its NVIDIA rival, and in this case that would be the GTX680. We are more than pleased to announce that it is better than the GTX680, and the card to splash out on." HardwareLOOK - Gold Award & Editor's Choice Award