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HIS Radeon HD 4850 IceQ4 TurboX 512MB In Crossfire - Test System Setup and 3DMark Vantage

HIS has strapped its good looking IceQ4 cooler to the Radeon HD 4850 and we find out what it does for performance today.

| AMD CrossFire Articles in Video Cards | Posted: Dec 22, 2008 5:00 am
TweakTown Rating: 95%Manufacturer: HIS Digital

Test System Setup

 

Processor(s): Intel i7 920 @ 3.8GHz (190MHz x 20)

 

Cooling: Noctua NH-U12P (Supplied by Noctua)

 

Motherboard(s): GIGABYTE EX58-UD5 (Supplied by GIGABYTE)

 

Memory: 3 X 2GB OCZ Technology PC-12800 DDR-3 8-8-8-24 (OCZ3G1600LV6GK)

 

Hard Disk(s): Western Digital 300GB Velicorapter (Supplied by Western Digital)

 

Operating System: Windows XP Professional SP2, Windows Vista SP1 64-Bit

 

Drivers: Catalyst 8.12

 

As we already mentioned, we will be looking at the HIS HD 4850 IceQ4 TurboX in both single and Crossfire form today. We will also compare the cards against a stock clocked HD 4850 from Sapphire to see how the extra MHz on the core and memory go for performance.

 

3DMark Vantage

 

Version and / or Patch Used: 1.0.1

 

Developer Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com

 

Product Homepage: http://www.futuremark.com/products/3dmarkvantage/

 

Buy It Here

 

 

3DMark Vantage is the new industry standard PC gaming performance benchmark from Futuremark, newly designed for Windows Vista and DirectX10. It includes two new graphics tests, two new CPU tests, several new feature tests, and support for the latest hardware.

 

3DMark Vantage is based on a completely new rendering engine, developed specifically to take full advantage of DirectX10, the new graphics API from Microsoft.

 

HIS Radeon HD 4850 IceQ4 TurboX 512MB In Crossfire

 

Straight away we can see a good gain over a stock clocked HD 4850. As always, Vantage makes excellent use of Crossfire and it gives us some impressive gains.

 

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