A few weeks after ATi introduced its new X800 graphics processor, HIS is one of the first vendors to introduce a card based on the new chip. Building on the success of the IceQ cooling system offered with the company's previous line of cards (Cool and Quiet: HIS Radeon 9800 Pro ), HIS debuts the Excalibur X800 Pro IceQ II VIVO and the Excalibur X800 XT PE IceQ II VIVO, which we review today.
HIS is one of the few companies that has decided to produce graphics cards based exclusively on chips from one manufacturer, which in this case is ATi. The new X800 Pro and X800 XT (PE) are available in two flavors, sporting either ATi's reference cooling solution or the new IceQ II cooler, which, like its predecessor, is produced by Arctic Cooling.
The extensive bundle, including an HDTV-Out cable.
Since we've already covered ATi's X800 (code-named R420) extensively, looking both at its technical specifications as well as its performance, we'd prefer to spare you the rehash. If you'd like more information, feel free to take a look at this article: ATi's X800 Pulls Off Another Coup in the Graphics Performance War .