Diamond Viper Radeon HD 3850 Ruby edition
Posted by Hilbert Hagedoorn on: 05/04/2008 01:00 PM [ 0 comment(s) ]
The 3800 series of products have two DVI connectors, which both have dual-link support. Single link connections use one TMDS 165Mhz transmitter, while dual links use two. Dual link DVI pins effectively double the power of transmission and provide an increase of speed and signal quality; i.e. a DVI single link 60-Hz LCD can display a resolution of 1920 x 1080, while a DVI dual link can display a resolution up-to 2560x1600 and even higher.
In the middle see the find a 7-pin HDTV-out mini-din, a user can plug an S-video cable directly into the connector, or use a dongle for YPrPb (component) or composite outputs, or use the 3-way RCA HDTV analog connector.
On your lower right you can spot the two Crossfire fingers. Bare in mind that you need to connect both Crossfire bridges. With each card you will receive one Crossfire connector bridge.
What you can't see very well is that the card needs to be connected to a 6-pin power connector, which all modern PSU's have.
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.