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IceQ HD 4800 coming next month
End of July
According to our sources, HIS's IceQ version of the HD 4800 series should be launched at the end of July.
HIS will probably do both HD 4850 and HD 4870, as they both heat up to around 80+ degrees when under load and IceQ should do a pretty good job in keeping the temps at bay. HIS is working hard on the IceQ cooling for the new series, and it is still not certain if they are going to do a new IceQ version or if we are still going to see the good old IceQ 3, the same one that has cooled the HD 3870 card.
HIS probably isn't the only AIB partner that's working on non-reference HD 4800 series cards and more partners should follow, but for now we won't see these before the end of July.