Diamond Viper Radeon HD 3850 Ruby edition -
5 - The layout
As we do with all our products, we show them in an image gallery. On the next few pages we'll show you some photos. The images were taken at 2560x1920 pixels and then scaled down. The camera used was a Sony DCS-F707 5.1 Megapixel.
Alright, we'll start off with a photo of the packaging so you know what to look for in the stores.
Included in the packaging is HDMI adapter, in such a case I say it's okay for a manufacturer to stamp the box with HDMI / 1080P Full HD ready as the card is fully capable. Good stuff.
The Radeon HD 3850 has quite some horsepower for a card in this price-range. Due to the cooler it has a two slot cooling solution due to the cooler. I'm just not a really big fan of the cooler unit. I think it's slightly too loud and I life by a policy .. if it's a two slow cooler, it needs to exhaust hot air outside the PC.
Today we review the Diamond Viper Radeon HD 3850 512Mb Ruby edition, a lovely product. It's a Radeon HD 3850 colored with a red PCB, a custom cooler slapped on top of it and they pre-overclocked it to get closer the Radeon HD 3870 performance level.