When the HIS HD4850 IceQ 4 TurboX finally arrived, I knew I was in for a treat. It comes overclocked from the factory by a hefty margin without increasing the heat on the card or the noise. Compared to my Sapphire Toxic and 8800GT OC2, this card is whisper quiet. I wasn't even sure if the fan was working properly because it was so quiet. It sounds cliche, but with every aftermarket cooler or stock cooler I've tried, they always end up being louder than I thought they would be. Not with the IceQ 4. HIS engineers have done a fine job at perfecting this cooler.
The card comes bundled with accessories you normally don't see but they will come in handy. I've put the screwdriver to use a few times since getting the card a week ago. These fine details add additional value to a card that offers so much. The HIS HD4850 beat out the 8800GT OC2 and the other 2 HD4850 cards I threw at it. While it does cost a little more than the rest, if you want a card that will last and comes with features no one else has, this should be the only card on your list.
Overclockers Online would like to thank HIS for making this review possible.
- Highest stock Overclock
- Silent and efficient cooling
- Great performance