VisionTek Radeon HD3870 X2 Overclocked Edition ReviewMakaveli - May 7, 2008
Category: Video Cards
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A magnitude of enthusiasts would love to have a multiple GPU solution for their machines. The problem is that many of them cannot or will not because multiple cards take up too much space, power, and money. But what about these new single cards with dual GPUs on them? The all-new VisionTek Radeon HD 3870X2 Overclocked Edition video card claims to pack unbelievable performance and it probably consumes less power than a multiple video card setup. This 3870X2 from VisionTek is, without a doubt, the best single card from the ATI side of the coin. How will it compare against tough competitors such as the nVidia 9800GTX?
VisionTek is one of the most popular manufacturers of ATI graphics cards and it continues to provide quality, reliable, and innovative products to its customers. I find that the cooling solutions that the company comes up with are unique and work very well. Hopefully, this Radeon HD 3870X2 Overclocked Edition won't be any different in regard to cooling. Now let's take an in depth look at everything this card has to offer and see if it truly is the best single video card available.
The VisionTek Radeon HD 3870 X2 Overclocked Edition video card comes packaged in a sleek box that is fairly long but not very deep. On the front and back of the box, you'll find the key features of the video card proudly displayed. If you want to find the specifications or the system requirements, just look on either side of the box to find them neatly organized and easy to read.
The VisionTek 3870 X2 is held securely in place by white foam and is wrapped in an anti-static bag to ensure the card doesn't get exposed to any static during shipping. Before we take a look at the card, let's take a glance at the accessories. Included is a driver CD, a "Ruby ROM" disc, an installation guide, HDTV breakout cable, VGA to DVI adapter, DVI to HDMI adapter, 4-pin molex to 6-pin power adapter, and an S-Video cable. Not too shabby, huh?
Let's take the VisionTek Radeon HD 3870 X2 Overclocked Edition graphics card out of the box to get a closer look at it!