ATI recently introduced a new product atop its Radeon X1000 series, dubbed the X1950 XTX. In the HEXUS.review, we praised both its performance and its seductive new cooling solution. At the time of writing, it's still not clear what price the X1950 XTX will sell at when it reaches e-tailers in the next week or two. So, X1900 cards could well (and will) remain favourable high-end offerings.
What would really sweeten an X1900 deal is a cooler that resembles, or is at least as quiet as, the X1950's. Enter HIS with its X1900 GT IceQ3. Copper cooler? Check. Heatpipes? Check. Big blue fan thing? Check.
Join us as we take not one, but two of these cards for a spin, evaluating single- and dual-card performance along the way, pitting the HIS X1900 GT IceQ3 against an X1950 XTX, GeForce 7950 GX2 and SLI'd 7900 GTs. This should be fun...