Hence, our trusty platform, consisting of an Intel Core 2 Duo E 2. That’s not a knock on UT3 —it is, in fact, a mark in the game’s favor—but there are other games out there that place more stress on a video card. The other accessories that we found in the HIS package are as follows:. Oct 17, Posts: Along with a couple of bug fixes, these drivers made dramatic improvements to Crysis —but only in DX10 mode. This means that while overclocking memory, the chips on the back will get hotter and hotter and the ones on the front stay cool, effectively limiting the memory overclock. Since the memory chips on the back of the card are not cooled it is understandable that Sapphire did not go with 0.

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fasyest No, create an account now. Yes, my password is: According to the Steam hardware survey, Jul 11, Posts: The other accessories that we found in the HIS fastfst are as follows: On the wagon, sorta. Yeah these are looking very nice cards indeed especially if they scale well with a or another X Future reviews will definitely feature Call of Duty 4 and several other titles that I’m still evaluating—if you have games or 3D applications you’d like to see tested in the future, drop me a line or post in the discussion thread.

Radeon HD 3870 X2 Review

Specifications Full list of technical specs. I hate to say it As an avid supporter of Nvidia for many years but after re-reading this review Only looked at a few gamesthis card is very close to the Ultra and the GTX, and sometimes even better!


The Radeon HD was using Catalyst 7. ATI has tried to alleviate this by having a more expensive and heavy copper heatsink for this later core, while the one closest to the fan only has an aluminum heatsink.

Test configuration and selection Gastest made some adjustments to the benchmark suite I used in our initial HD review. The following benchmarks were tested using their built-in time demo or benchmarking tools:. By continuing to use this site, you are agreeing to our use of cookies.

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In an ideal situation, we would have the latest PCIe 2. Here, adding another GT boosts WiC’s minimum and average fps by about 16 percent.

Our initial impression of this dual GPU card – it’s almost a dumbbell for the fairer sex or us nerds in the lab. X2 fails so far.

Review: HIS Radeon HD X2 – retail dual-GPU cards are go – Graphics –

You may unsubscribe from the newsletter at any time. At idle, it is fairly quiet and should pass the noise test for most users. What People Are Saying Give it to me straight. Our World in Conflict and Crysis benchmarks results are now based on fully-patched retail versions instead of earlier demo releases. Jan 28, at 9: Since the memory chips on the back of the card are not cooled it is understandable that Sapphire did not go duaal 0.

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And it appears that it supports only PCIe 1. Jun 26, Posts: He’s looking at the reviews with the AA on, like in some of the tests in this one. fual


While the driver versions actually had a fair impact on the results, my short time with the final, review-ready driver limited how much data I was able to gather. For less experienced users who do not want to go into overclocking, but have a fat wallet, this is a great choice because it gives you high performance and the bragging rights of watercooling.

One note here is that our operating environment is air-conditioned at about 21 to 22 degrees Celsius, so your own experience could vary depending on the card’s actual operating environment.

This means that the core further from the fan could be getting a dose of warm air from the earlier core. Granted, the Ultra is stupidly expensive, but then the X2 doesn’t beat it decisively enough across all of the benchmarks – it will need to be price competitive with the GTX to sell. If you want the best bang for the buck, then the Sapphire card is way too expensive.

Both overclocks are good, I have a feeling that additional memory overclocks would be possible if the memory on the back of the card would be cooled as well. The results here shouldn’t be read as indicative of performance in any particular game, but should generally indicate how numbers will trend. PassMark Industry standard benchmark for overall graphics card performance Data courtesy Passmark.