HIS 4870 IceQ 4+ Turbo 1GB PCIe Graphics Card
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.
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.