Reviews and Problems with HIS HD 3850 IceQ 3 Turbo 512MB AGP
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The death of AGP?
C. Mookini "2Good", Amazon
14 February 2009
Summary: I was weighing out the costs of upgrading to a Intel Duo or Quad Core system to upgrading my AGP graphics card on my Pentium 4 and I realized it is cheaper for me to get the AGP card so I did and purchased the strongest AGP card ever made, the HIS Radeon 38450 ICEQ 3 Turbo. System Specs- Socket 478 Motherboard Intel Pentium 4 Extreme Edition 3.4Ghz OC'd @ 3.8Ghz 2Gig 400Mhz Dual Channel OCZ Ram Windows XP SP3 ReadyBoosted 2Gigs dedicated memory (4Gigs total) With this...
Summary: Best upgrade I made when I bought it, now I finnaly built a new pc and have to sell this off, but anyways, wow what a fantastic card. I could actually run Crysis on my old pentium 4 system! Video took a huge jump in speed and even ran some lighting affects I never had before. Supper happy with this card, sad to see it go when I sell it.
Summary: I upgraded to the HIS iceq3 turbo from a gecube 1950 xt card. The card outperforms it but not by a whole lot. The big improvement was HIS cooling solution keeps the card running at a very cool temperature. Since it runs so cool it was easy to overclock using ATI overdrive to 1000 hz. Running very stable even with overclocked. I would have to say that the iceQ cooling technology works as advertised and gives this card an advantage over other APG 3850 solutions.
Summary: This card ROCKS! Runs COD4 in medium settings. and 8xAA 16xAF; COD 2 Full High. Im Installing drivers from HIS, 8.501, no problems with drivers. I dont need install all the stuff came with the driver, like AVIVO or HIDRAVISION, cause may give you problems if you dont have HDMI. My setup: Asus A8V Deluxe, AMD 4000 Clahwammer @ 2.64 ghz.