I'm pretty sure all ATI cards come with a crossfire bridge. The biggest selling point of the ICE4 card is the cooler for exhausting heat out of the case. Definitely worth getting because of that alone IMO.
Gotta love HIS for taking some lower-end cards and doing their magic like that though. Makes for an affordable card at a nice price with some awesome potential.
I've been a fan of HIS since I had my IceQ X1600pro AGP card in my socket A system. Ah memories........
yeah I was worried about the 4850s cooling since it seems so small plus it looked kinda plain and didn't really give off that glow of being a high end card. I think I'll go ahead and crossfire two 4850 ICEQ4s. thanks for tip.
I have an HD4850 IceQ4 Turbo and I can definitely recomend them. The cooling is great! My card has never gone over 69 degrees even when OCed to 700MHz. With the fan cranked up full it is still pretty quiet (seriously, I expected it to be way noisier). I keep the fan at 40% and can't hear it over everything else. (The new CCC lets you control the fan speeds now!)
Once I get my new 22" monitor I will be Crossfiring 2 of these.
ASUS P5Q-E - E8400 (4GHz) - Corsair TX650W - 2xHIS HD 4850 IceQ Turbo - 2x2GB Mushkin Ascent 8000 - 2xWD 500GB - TRUE 120 - Antec 1200 - ASUS Xonar DX - Big Smile
If you were WCing I would suggest paying slightly less for the regular version because you will just be dumping the stock heatsinks. Now, I have not checked but if the fancier version is also clocked higher to make it worth it.. then never mind.