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HIS Radeon HD 3850 IceQ 3 TurboX

By: Shawn Baker | AMD Radeon GPU in Video Cards | Posted: Feb 1, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 89%Manufacturer: HISDigital

Test System Setup


Processor(s): Intel Core 2 Quad Q6600 @ 3GHz (333MHz x 9)


Cooling: Corsair Nautilus500 (Supplied by Corsair) with Arctic Cooling MX-2 Thermal Compound (Supplied by Arctic Cooling)


Motherboard(s): ASUS Blitz Extreme (Supplied by ASUS)


Memory: 2 X 1GB Corsair XMS3 DDR-3 1066MHz 7-7-7-21 (Supplied by Corsair)


Hard Disk(s): Hitachi 80GB 7200RPM SATA-2


Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows Vista


Drivers: Catalyst 8.1 and Forceware 169.06


For comparison today we have with us the stock clocked 8800GT 512MB from ASUS along with a pair of Crossfired GECUBE 3850 cards. The lineup will be pretty standard here so there isn't all that much to talk about. Let's just get stuck straight into the benchmarks.




Version and / or Patch Used: Build 130


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3DMark05 is now the second latest version in the popular 3DMark "Gamers Benchmark" series. It includes a complete set of DX9 benchmarks which tests Shader Model 2.0 and above.


For more information on the 3DMark05 benchmark, we recommend you read our preview here.



We can see in the older 3DMark05 that the cards perform quite close to each other at the lower resolutions. It's only when you climb up that the single card solutions separate themselves. We can see though that the 8800GT isn't all that far ahead of the HD 3850.


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