Published in Graphics
Club3D silently lists OCed 3800 series
by Slobodan Simic on14 December 2007
With ZEROtherm cooling
Club3D has quietly listed two new cards in its HD 3800 series lineup. Both of the new cards are labeled Overclocked Edition and both of them use the same ZEROtherm cooling solution which we've already seen on Powercolor's HD 3800 PCS series.
The first one, and by all means faster one, HD 3870, works at 800MHz for the core and has 512MB of GDDR4 memory working at 1170MHz (2340MHz effective). The second one, HD 3850, also bears the Overclocked Edition label and works at 720MHz for the core and 900MHz (1800MHz effective) for 512MB of GDDR3 memory.
It is nice to see that more and more partners are releasing the non-reference cooled HD 3800 series. The European price search engine Geizhals.at has these cards listed, and the lowest price for HD 3870 Overclocked Edition is €218.48, but the card is still not available. Club3D's HD 3850 Overclocked Edition shares the same issues: the lowest price is €179.84, but the card is also not available.