HIS 4870 IceQ 4+ Turbo 1GB PCIe Graphics Card

3DMark 05/06/Vantage


3DMark is a popular synthetic gaming benchmark used by many gamers and overclockers to gauge the performance of their PC's. All 3DMark runs were performed a total of 5 times, with the highest and lowest results being removed and an average calculated from the remaining 3 results.


Result Observations

With both the HIS 4870 IceQ 4+ Turbo and the Zotac GTX260 (216) sharing a similar price bracket it's certainly interesting to see them exchange blows in the 3DMark testing. As we can see from above, the HIS nails the Zotac by a significant margin in both 3DMark05 and 3DMark06 showing that it has pottentially more raw power in DX9 based tests at least.

However, as we move on to the DX10 based 3DMark Vantage, the Zotac GTX260 216 fights back, making full use of its built-in PhysX drivers to sway the results back in its favour.
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Most Recent Comments

24-12-2008, 11:26:59

This is a great read! I thoroughly enjoyed it.. The estimated price also seems good.. Santa may have a revised list rushed to him Quote

24-12-2008, 13:14:07

If I had the £ to get a 4870 it would def be this. Great cooler, factory oced, good price.

Great review as always Jim!Quote

24-12-2008, 13:29:16

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.Quote

24-12-2008, 13:54:41

Gorgeous pictures too Jimbo.. whoever told you to use a flash gun must be amazing..Quote

24-12-2008, 14:02:22

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 dunaiQuote

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