Jetway & HIS HD3870X2 vs HIS HD3870 Turbo CrossFire

Videocards/VGA Reviews by geoffrey @ 2008-03-30

CrossFire, Scalable Link Interface, ... for quite some time now we have multi GPU solutions available, now after multiple releases of mainstream video cards both video card manufacturers NVIDIA and AMD bring us a dual GPU mainstream solution to compete in the high-end market segment. Today we´ll be looking at the dual RV670 based HD3870X2 from Jetway and HIS and we´ll be comparing it with the original HIS HD3870 Turbo configured in CrossFire.

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HIS HD3870X2 1GB

HIS HD3870X2 1GB: Inside the box

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  • HIS HD3870X2 1GB
  • One crossfire bridge
  • Two DVI => VGA adapter
  • One DVI => HDMI adapter
  • One Component video-out cable
  • Quick installation guide
  • CD with drivers
  • HIS case sticker
  • Voucher for Valves Black Box (Half File 2: Episode 2, Team Fortress 2, Portal) for download from Steam
  • HIS all-in-one screwdriver / penlight tool

    The contents of this box is pretty much the same as with every HD3870X2 out there, though a nice add-on might be this tool:

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    It comes with two screwdriver heads, a spirit level, and a single LED lightning device, all in one handy device which you can easily hold anywhere near your PC.

    HIS HD3870X2 1GB: specifications

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  • Chipset : ATI RV680 core (2 x RV670)
    - 3D Clock: 825 MHz
  • 2 x 512Mb (8x64Mb) GDDR3 memory with 2 x 256-bit Ringbus interface
    - Brand/Type: Samsung K4J52324QE-BJ1A
    - 3D Clock: 900 MHz DDR (1800 MHz)
  • Connector: Video out, dual dual-link DVI- I
  • HDMI, HDCP compatible
  • ATI Avivo video acceleration
  • ATI PowerPlay
  • CrossFire
  • DirectX 10.1
  • System Interface: PCI-Express x16
  • Size: 26,5cm x 11cm
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    Comment from Gamer @ 2008/04/01
    Nice review there.
    You can notice these cards need a higher cpu speed/more cores.
    I did a test with QX9650 at 3600mhz and got 19k 3DO6 wirh non oc on the cards.
    Comment from jmke @ 2008/04/01
    19K is only due to Quad Core in the CPU tests, you know that right
    Comment from geoffrey @ 2008/04/01
    45nm Core 2 Duo have improved single core performance too, not that much but it adds up.
    Comment from jmke @ 2008/04/01
    it's the only 3D benchmark where those extra cores on his CPU will actually make a difference and in games there is none!
    Comment from geoffrey @ 2008/04/01
    indeed, synthetic benchmarking and games are different!