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Review: HIS Radeon HD 4850 IceQ4 TurboX - the best a man can get?

by Tarinder Sandhu on 3 October 2008, 00:25

Tags: HD 4850 IceQ 4 TurboX 512MB GDDR3 PCIe, HiS Graphics, PC

Quick Link: HEXUS.net/qapgm

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Introduction

 


Whilst the launch of the ATI HD 4800-series was, on balance, successful and put ATI back in competition with NVIDIA with respect to both value-for-money and outright performance, there were a few drawbacks to the reference cards. The most notable was the coolers that were happy to let the card sit at skin-melting temperatures.

Among the first Radeon HD 4850 cards to opt for a non-reference design was the Sapphire TOXIC which we felt was a definite improvement over the reference design as it provided higher clockspeeds to boot.

Not to be outdone, however, HIS has now debuted its HD 4850 IceQ4 TurboX - and it promises even better performance.

Read on to find out if this is the Radeon HD 4850 card to own.