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Old August 26, 2008, 07:12 AM
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Has anyone had a chance to take a look at this card?
I've been wondering if it would be worth waiting for, to pick two up and throw them into CF.

I know its not the same card, but does anyone here use the ICEQ3 3870's? How well do the stock coolers work? how is airflow in CF?

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Im finally home, here is the ICEQ4


Model Name
HIS HD 4850 IceQ 4 (Full HD 1080p) HDMI 512MB GDDR3 Dual DL-DVI & TV (HDCP) PCIe (RoHS

Chipset
Radeon 4800 PCIe Series

ASIC
Radeon™ HD 4800 GPU

Pixel Pipelines
800 stream processing units* (Unified)

Vertex Engines
800 stream processing units* (Unified)

Manu. Process (Micron)
55nm

Transistor
956 million

Fill Rate

Memory Size (MB)
512

Memory Type
GDDR3

RAMDAC (MHz)
400

Engine CLK (MHz)
625

Memory CLK (MHz)
1986

Memory Interface (bit)
256

Memory Bandwidth

Max. Resolution
Two x 2560*1600 (Dual dual-link)
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Old August 26, 2008, 07:38 AM
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I've got the 3870 ICEQ3 and I've been happy with it, although it suffers from the same "fan not ramping up on auto" issues as every other ATI card I've had for the last couple of years.
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Old August 26, 2008, 11:47 AM
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The only think i'm wondering about is if I would be better served to get 2 stock cooled 4850's and throw that twin turbo cooler on each, or get 2 ICEQ4's... I'm torn... Need to see reviews for each first.... because there is practically nothing online about the ICEQ4's
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Old August 26, 2008, 01:00 PM
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I can provide feedback on 3870 iceq. Cooler looks nice but it is nothing special. I did find the iceq cards to clock a little better on average than other 3870 though. Volt modding was a hassle because of non-reference design. Extra OCP mods that were not easy were required.
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Old August 31, 2008, 08:14 PM
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I've got the 3870 ICEQ3 and I've been happy with it, although it suffers from the same "fan not ramping up on auto" issues as every other ATI card I've had for the last couple of years.
Odd, I never had this issue on my IceQ3 Turbo 3850. It worked exceptionally well and if I didn't already have 2 4850's, I'd consider getting the IceQ4; although I guess I could go CF in either of my PCs running the 4850.
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