The HD3800 series have been available for nearly three months now, but it's only until NVIDIA recently decided to launch their 9600GT that we decided to have another look at ATI's current 3870 video card. Our article includes two samples, one standard clocked HD3870 branded Club3D, and one supercharged video card labeled HIS. Have a look at our today’s line-up:
(Hightech Information System Limited) is an internationally acclaimed graphics cards company founded back in 1987. Their mission to produce the highest quality graphic cards in the industry took a dramatic turn with the release of the Excalibur in 2002, followed by the release of IceQ I & II series in 2003. Since then, this product has been the limelight in the market for its outstanding performance and features over the other rivals. The product we're reviewing here today, the HIS HD3870 512MB IceQ Turbo, comes with the latest generation IceQ GPU coolers, the card you've been looking out for?
HIS HD 3870 IceQ 3 Turbo 512MB | GPU: 850MHz | Memory: 2380MHz GDDR4
Founded in 1997, under Chamber of Commerce number 34148474 at Haarlemmermeer (NL), Club3D
continues to innovate and build a viable long-term business by making solutions, creating trust, offering service and quality products to our partners. Club 3D products are going from Desktop to Workstation PC´s, from Gaming to Multimedia PC´s, from Family to Office PC´s. Club 3D VGA cards, TV tuner and sound cards will continue to be the best solution for you. For today, have a look at the Club3D HD3870 512MB:
Club3D HD3870 512MB | GPU: 775MHz | Memory: 2252MHz GDDR4
Both HD3870 videocard’s come with a high price/performance ratio, and there is more than meets the eye, add-ons for example. Before we take a look inside the box let me first highlight the video card main components and how they are being clocked, pus let's have a look at how those cards stock up against video card based on a NVIDIA processor ->