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HIS HD 4670 IceQ Turbo 512 MB

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  1. W1zzard

    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    sttubs and mdm-adph say thanks.
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    W1z, I know you already do a lot for your loyal subjects, but I was hoping you could do just 1 more tiny thing in your graphics card reviews.

    Since you're the only reviewer to achieve such amazing overclocks (with your ATITool successor), I was wondering if you could run just 1 more benchmark after overclocking. I think it would give people a better idea of the improvements one can expect from a card's maximum potential.
     
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    Very nice card, though I would still go with the 9600GSO for half the price.
     
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    which benchmark would you like to see ?
     
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    way underpowered card that outperforms the 3850, nice goin.
     
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    finally a card with better performance per watt than the 8800GT!
     
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    I suppose I would choose Crysis, since it's the king of graphics currently. Maybe COD4 would best represent the current generation of cards.

    If anyone else has an opinion feel free to chime in.
     
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    crysis in built benchmark is rigged, and provides results very incomparable to actual gameplay.

    Cod4 might be a good one, as it scales very well for low and high end systems.
     
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    Scale! That's the word I was looking for. COD4 really runs the entire spectrum of gfx cards (at higher resolutions) and doesn't seem to be hitting any CPU bottlenecks either.

    What spurred this was your review of the HIS HD 4850 IceQ4 TurboX. You got the core up to 775 (without voltmodding??? I don't know what your GPUTool does exactly) and I'd like to see how the card performs in relation to the similarly priced cards. Currently in the US the HIS HD 4850 IceQ4 TurboX is $210 while the 4870 is $220 after rebates.

    I'd rather get a basic 4850 for $140 now (the going price) if I know that in the near future I can get 4870 speed from it.
     
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    no special magic. it's like any other oc tool except that i find it more convenient to use
     
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    I'm gonna be hella happy when you feel that it's ready for public consumption. :D As long as my future 4850 breaks 700 I'll be thrilled. :toast: Thank you for all the hard work you put into this. I'd make a donation if I had the cash.
     
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    Am I the only one noticing that "Dual Slot Cooler" is both on the positive and negative list?
     
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    well its the fact it uses 2 slots, also that it cools better, but i believe that dual slot cooling such as that should be for overclocking.
     
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    W1zzard does that with all the dual slot cards. It is because some people consider it a negative, and some consider it a positive.
     
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    You know, I was just looking to buy two of these and I relized they don't come with a Crossfire connector, you have to buy them seperately. Shouldn't that be a con?
     
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    what about vgpu? any idea?
     
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    I'm about < this close > to buying one of these cards...

    Looks like a pretty sick entry level gaming card, cool, quiet and efficient to boot.
     
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    got it for a long time :D
     
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    No, it shouldnt be a con... You already know it doesnt come with it. If the description tells you it comes with it, and doesnt... then that would be a con. btw, its a great card.
     
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    I already know it has a dual slot cooler, and no native HDMI output, but both of those are still cons.

    It doesn't come with an accessory that is normally included with the cards, regardless of if I know it or not, someone looking at the card in the store will not know it doesn't come with a connector, it should be a con.
     
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    It clearly stats on the box what is included with it. So, again, if you buy it thinking it will come with a connector, and it doesnt... that doesnt make it a con
     
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    No, the con is that it doesn't come with one, when other cards do. What part is hard to understand here? It doesn't matter if I know about it or not. Other cards come with one, this one should also. It doesn't, so it is a con. A crossfire connector is a standard thing that should come with every crossfire card.

    Again, I know it has a dual-slot cooler, and I know it doesn't have native HDMI, yet both are still cons.
     
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    lol
     
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