Getting the package out the way and moving onto the card the first thing you notice is the huge cooler. A cooler like this is generally saved for the 3870 but GECUBE thought they would go all out and add a larger cooler onto the lower spec 3850.
The cooler really manages to take up majority of the card, we can see some copper heat pipes running across the bottom of the card along with the copper heatsink that sits over the core. We can also see the copper base coming out the bottom. The cooler is pretty serious and should be significantly quieter and cooler than the standard single slot one we saw on the ASUS.
Moving around the card we have a pretty standard affair, the back of the card has a single PCI Express connector located just below the fan and heading around to the top of the card we can see our Crossfire connectors that we won't be making use of today.
The I/O department is also pretty normal with our two Dual Link DVI connectors and single TV-Out port. As we mentioned the card is also a dual slot design and you can see where the hot air comes out here.
The card is of course overclocked and comes in with a 725MHz core and a 1900MHz DDR clock on the 512MB of GDDR3 memory. This is up from the standard 670MHz/1600MHz DDR found on stock clocked cards.
Compared to the ASUS TOP version there isn't much at all between the two cards, both share the same 1900MHz DDR clock speed on the memory while the ASUS TOP offering comes in with a slightly higher 730MHz core.
PRICING: You can find products similar to this one for sale below.
United States: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon's website.
United Kingdom: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon UK's website.
Canada: Find other tech and computer products like this over at Amazon Canada's website.
- 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]
Recommended for You
- We at TweakTown openly invite the companies who provide us with review samples / who are mentioned or discussed to express their opinion of our content. If any company representative wishes to respond, we will publish the response here.
Latest News Posts
- Mass Effect dev: EA only cares about highest returns
- Gabe Newell is the 427th richest person in the world
- Sharp NES TV: a curious piece of 1980s gaming magic
- Sony's new PS4 controller for kids looks like a bad idea
- Switch sells over 2 million units in U.S. alone
- RAID on a new X370 Fatal1ty Gaming X with m.2 SSDs using a PCIe card.
- LGA-775 GA-EP35-DS3P (rev 2.1), Q9550 e0 overclocking advice please?
- Will the PC-A76 accept a Tyan TYAN S7100 (S7100AG2NR) SSI EEB Mother board?
- MSI Z370 GODLIKE GAMING Motherboard Review
- GTX 1080 Ti 11GB - SLI or NOT !?
- Introducing the CYBERPOWERPC Crystal Gaming Series Powered By CORSAIR
- COLORFUL Officially Releases iGame Z370 Vulcan X Motherboard in South Korea
- G.SKILL Releases DDR4-3800MHz 32GB (4x8GB) SO-DIMM Memory Kit for Mini-ITX Motherboards
- EK Water Blocks releases new Slim Series kits
- BIOSTAR releases new RACING Z370GT7 motherboard