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VisionTek Black Box HD3850 Review

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Closer Look: 

Once the VisionTek HD3850 was removed from all the packaging, I was able to notice that the the fan housing has a very sleek and sophisticated design to it. The housing extends from the rear of the video card where the fan is located up to the expansion slot bracket, and the card features a dual-slot setup, which makes it a little easier to cool the GPU.










As previously mentioned, the heatsink and fan is that of a dual-slot setup, allowing more air to be circulated through the housing, thus cooling the GPU and memory more effectively. The VisionTek HD3850 has two DVI output connectors as well as a single S-Video output port between them. Like most of the other video cards on the market today, the power that the video card draws from the PCI-E slot is not enough so the card requires you to add additional power directly from the power supply via a 6-pin power adapter.





Now that we know what this thing looks like, I think its time to put it my computer and fire it up.

  1. Introduction & Closer Look
  2. Closer Look Continued
  3. Installation
  4. Configuration
  5. Specifications & Features
  6. Testing (Setup, Benchmark: Far Cry)
  7. Benchmark: F.E.A.R.
  8. Benchmark: BioShock
  9. Benchmark: Call of Duty 2
  10. Benchmark: Quake 4
  11. Benchmark: NFS: Most Wanted
  12. Benchmark: 3DMark 06
  13. Benchmark: Crysis
  14. Conclusion
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