GECUBE made quite the name for themselves back in the 9600XT era, and it seems like they have stuck with a working formula.
Better fan + Overclock = Good Graphics Card.
They've done a good job with the HD 3850. It performs well out of the box, is generally pretty quiet and seems to offer a pretty good bang for buck. There isn't much more you could ask for.
We also had a closer look at Crossfire performance here today, and you can see that it doesn't really offer huge gains. The single card setup on the other hand manages to hold its own very well and really comes close to the 8800GT at some points, Considering it's priced a fair bit better and there are no stock issues it offers a pretty good performance to price ratio.
All in all GECUBE have done a good job with the HD 3850 and the X-Turbo III cooler is a step up from the stock single slot design we're use too seeing.
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- Page 1 [Introduction]
- Page 2 [The Package]
- Page 3 [The Card]
- Page 4 [Test System Setup and 3DMark05]
- Page 5 [Benchmarks - 3DMark06]
- Page 6 [Benchmarks - Half Life 2 (Episode One HDR)]
- Page 7 [Benchmarks - Prey]
- Page 8 [Benchmarks - F.E.A.R.]
- Page 9 [Benchmarks - Company of Heroes]
- Page 10 [Benchmarks - World in Conflict]
- Page 11 [High Quality AA and AF]
- Page 12 [Benchmarks - 3DMark06 - Vista]
- Page 13 [Benchmarks - Call of Juarez (DX10) - Vista]
- Page 14 [Benchmarks - Lost Planet (DX10) - Vista]
- Page 15 [Benchmarks - Company of Heroes (DX10) - Vista]
- Page 16 [Temperature and Sound Tests]
- Page 17 [Power Consumption Tests]
- Page 18 [Final Thoughts]
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