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HIS Radeon X1800 GTO IceQ3 Turbo

Manufacturer: Hightech Information System
Supplied by:
Hightech Information System
Estimated Street Price: $250.00

by Dean Barker  (6/03/2006)

Introduction

For many of us, $500 just isnít an option for a video card upgrade.  What options are out there for the mainstream user?  Whatís a gamer to do?  Donít be fooled into thinking the midrange cards donít pack a punch because they do and itís a sizeable one.  This is the reason why so many manufacturers are focusing their attention in the midrange arena.  The midrange VGA market represents the lionís share of where end users spend their upgrade dollar.  The subsequent increased competition between manufactures benefits us all, with each maker trying to offer a better product bundle/feature set than the rest of the field to get the end userís attention.   

Hightech Information Systemsí entry, the HIS Radeon X1800 GTO IceQ3 Turbo enters this fray with their IceQ advanced cooling technology, now in its third generation that offers a blend of raw cooling power and lower sound levels.  HIS has also released their Radeon X1800 GTO in ĎTurboí trim.  ĎTurboí meaning that the HIS card hits the street as factory overclocked.  Factory overclocked as in hardware overclocked from the start and not overclocked from a software program.  These two additions coupled with HISís customer support and bundle put this card at a nice advantage over the rest of the field.  Today, thanks to our friends at Hightech Information Systems we have a sample of their Radeon X1800 GTO IceQ3 Turbo graphics card on the bench.  Letís get to it.

Specifications

  • Graphics Engine: Radeon X1800 GTO (R520 Core)

  • Interface: PCI-Express

  • Engine Clock: 520MHz

  • Memory Clock: 1000MHz

  • Memory Type/Size: GDDR3/256MB

  • Memory Bus: 512-bit Ring Bus Controller

  • Memory Interface: 256-bit

  • Pixel Shaders: 12

  • Vertex Shades: 8

  • Max Resolution: 2560x1600

  • VGA Output: Yes with adapter

  • TV Tuner: No

  • TV-Out: HDTV/S-Video/Composite Out

  • VIVO: Yes (Advanced Video In Video Out)

  • DVI: two ports

  • Crossfire support: Yes


NEXT

Pg 1 - Introduction
Pg 2 - Bundle / The Card
Pg 3 - The Card / Performance Benchmarks
Pg 4 - Performance Benchmarks
Pg 5 - Image Quality / Overclocking / Conclusion


 



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