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Old 24-12-08, 10:02 AM
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OC3D Review: HIS 4870 IceQ 4+ Turbo 1GB PCIe Graphics Card

"Looking for something a little bit more special than a reference HD 4870 with a manufacturer sticker slapped on? Look no further than the HIS 4870 IceQ4+ Turbo."



HIS 4870 IceQ4+ Turbo 1GB PCIe Graphics Card

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Old 24-12-08, 10:26 AM
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This is a great read! I thoroughly enjoyed it.. The estimated price also seems good.. Santa may have a revised list rushed to him
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Old 24-12-08, 12:14 PM
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If I had the £ to get a 4870 it would def be this. Great cooler, factory oced, good price.

Great review as always Jim!
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Old 24-12-08, 12:29 PM
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Great review, even tho I'd not personally buy it, I think this card offers a decent amount of spanking for the price, particularly nVidia's mid-range card.
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Old 24-12-08, 12:54 PM
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Gorgeous pictures too Jimbo.. whoever told you to use a flash gun must be amazing..
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I so wish I could afford to but this card,nice review as normal,however one small spelling mistake:the farcry engine is Dunia not dunai
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Old 24-12-08, 01:59 PM
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Because of the simple package, it does make the GTX260 a bit more desirable for anyone who doesn't own the packaged game.

Roughly same price between the two.

Clock the GTX260 higher and it will probably beat the Turbo 4870.

And where the heck is the special screw driver thingy?
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Old 24-12-08, 02:26 PM
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Fine review, and a super card.

I have to ask though.. This part..

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Finally we come to the GRID results and as we can see, this is certainly a place where the green team fall flat on their face. Across all resolutions the HIS 4870 IceQ4+ Turbo wipes the floor with the GTX260 and in some cases even the stock clocked Sapphire HD 4870 512Mb sends the Zotac packing.
Why? It's odd that such a high end card can be ***** slapped into yester year on one game, yet hold its own and win a few on others. This about driver optimisations? The games that are popular they tweak the drivers for knowing that they will be used as benches?
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Old 24-12-08, 10:04 PM
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Why? It's odd that such a high end card can be ***** slapped into yester year on one game, yet hold its own and win a few on others. This about driver optimisations? The games that are popular they tweak the drivers for knowing that they will be used as benches?
Drivers, game engine, backhander between the developers and ATI...who knows It's quite possible that NV could turn around tomorrow with a new driver that drastically improves GRID performance on the GTX260 and the 4870 gets a good spanking.
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Old 25-12-08, 06:56 PM
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What ever happens its great to see ATI finaly giving Nvid something to worry about and work for.

Great review Jimbo, your a machine where do you get the time!
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