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Product : Radeon X850XT ICEQII Turbo VIVO & Radeon X800XL ICEQII Turbo
Company : HIS
Author : Mark 'Ratchet' Thorne
Editor : Ryan 'MrB' Ku
Date : April 3rd, 2005

Introduction

X850XT IceQII Turbo VIVO and X800XL IceQII Turbo
X850XT IceQII Turbo VIVO and X800XL IceQII Turbo
HIS has been around for awhile now and they've got ATI pretty much covered when it comes to graphics cards. They are extremely well known in Asia and Europe, and while their cards are still somewhat difficult to find in North America, they are making steady headway here as well.

Their IceQ line, sporting various versions of Arctic Cooling VGA coolers, has won numerous awards and accolades from various print and internet publications (including our own).

I'll be reviewing two IceQII cards from HIS in this review, the HIS X850XT IceQII Turbo VIVO and the X800XL IceQII Turbo.

Bundle

Both the X850XT and X800XL bundles are pretty much the same as far as bundles are concerned. The only real difference is that the X850XT VIVO includes the VIVO cables and some software needed to use that cards VIVO features.

When you pay top dollar for retail boxed graphics card you expect to get a few free games with it as well. While it can't be said that HIS has the best bundle, theirs has certainly improved over the last while. Their previous bundles were topped off with Counter-Strike Condition Zero, but that has thankfully been replaced by the much more enjoyable and graphically impressive Flatout racing game. Although other manufacturers often include better and higher profile games, and sometimes more than one, Flatout is an extremely fun game and good for at least a few days worth of tooling around.

Here are breakdowns of both bundles:
X850XT IceQII VIVOX800XL IceQII
HIS X850XT IceQII VIVO Bundle
HIS X850XT IceQII VIVO Bundle
  • Flatout game CDs
  • iTurbo overclocking software CD
  • Bonus games and applications DVD
  • PowerDVD 5 CD
  • Driver CD
  • Video-In/Video-Out cables
  • Component-out cable
  • S-Video cable
  • Composite cable
  • Two DVI to VGA adapters
  • 4-pin molex to 6-pin PEG power adapter
  • Installation Manual
HIS X800XL IceQII Bundle
HIS X800XL IceQII Bundle
  • Flatout game CDs
  • iTurbo overclocking software CD
  • Bonus games and applications DVD
  • Driver CD
  • Component-out cable
  • S-Video cable
  • S-Video-to-Composite adapter
  • DVI to VGA adapter
  • Installation Manual




HIS X850XT IceQII Retail Box
HIS X850XT IceQII Retail Box
HIS X800XL IceQII Retail Box
HIS X800XL IceQII Retail Box

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