For some weeks now the vendors of Radeon HD 4800 graphics cards offer their products with individual cooling solutions. We took four HD 4800 models from Force3D, Gainward, HIS and Palit to the PCGH Test Lab.
Initially AMD didn't allow the vendors to produce HD 4800 series cards that differ from the reference design. But this restriction has been cancelled some weeks ago and the producers introduced their own creations. We took a closer look at four versions and checked them for loudness and temperatures.
• Force3D HD 4870 Black Edition
• Gainward HD 4870 Golden Sample
• HIS HD 4850 Iceq4 Turbo X
• Palit HD 4850 Sonic
Force3D HD 4870 Black Edition [Source: view picture gallery]
Gainward HD 4870 Golden Sample [Source: view picture gallery]
HIS HD 4850 Iceq4 Turbo X [Source: view picture gallery]
Palit HD 4850 Sonic [Source: view picture gallery]