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Old January 5, 2008, 07:52 PM
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I was thinking about getting this graphics card, since they are more plentiful then that 8800GT's not to mention the cooling solution on HIS ICEQ series is far more superior.

Price: $238.99

HIS Radeon HD 3870 ICEQ3 775MHZ 512MB 256BIT GDDR4 PCI-E 2XDVI HDTV Out Video Card - DirectCanada



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Model Name: HIS HD 3870 IceQ 3 (Full HD 1080p) HDMI Dual DL-DVI & TV (HDCP) 512MB (256bit) GDDR4 PCIe
Chipset: Radeon HD 3800 PCIe Series
ASIC: Radeon™ HD 3870 GPU
Pixel Pipelines: 320 stream processing units* (Unified)
Vertex Engines: 320 stream processing units* (Unified)
Manu. Process (Micron): 55nm
Memory Size (MB): 512MB
Memory Type: GDDR4
RAMDAC (MHz): 400
Engine CLK (MHz): 775
Memory CLK (MHz): 2252
Memory Interface (bit): 256bit
Max. Resolution: Two x 2560x1600 (Dual dual-link)

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I hope it's nice and quiet! I find that more and more important nowadays!
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I'll have to find the review but from what I read at idle it's around 22db and at load between 30-40db
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40 decibels is pretty brutal by computer standards, although no two decibels are ever the same. These days, it seems that all the quietest video card cooling is done aftermarket.
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Old January 5, 2008, 08:19 PM
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When gaming with headphones I'm sure the noise from the game will drown out the noise level of the fan on the video card.
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When gaming with headphones I'm sure the noise from the game will drown out the noise level of the fan on the video card.
Just like gaming with a loud speaker system. I would dare say the ICE-Q version will be far quieter than the stock equipped ATI version.
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I'll let you know in 2 weeks if it's worth it...!
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I'll let you know in 2 weeks if it's worth it...!

Thanks John, I can hold off till then to order. Next pay I'll be buying my 5000+ BE and AC Freezer 64

I ordered my Biostar Tforce 560 AM2+ mobo today
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Yup, my next customer has chosen for his rig a Crossfire setup with those cards. Come back to me in 2 weeks for more info.
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John, what's the rest of system consist of?
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