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Hardware Asus EAH3870 TOP

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 7 Jan 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    AMD/ATI WAKE UP!!!!!!!!
     
  3. alastor

    alastor New Member

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    Top review as always, at least DAAMiT has something to reasonably compete for now.

    The Crysis and Bioshock standard intros need a bit of rewriting, i.e. "one of the best games to be released so far this year", should be last year.
     
  4. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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    Hehe, you're not supposed to notice that... :worried:

    Huh? This is supposed to be a forum not a sporting terrace.
     
  5. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Seems like a mediocre improvement, to me. Couldn't the overclock have been done by the user with a regular HD 3870?
     
  6. Darkedge

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    I agree Amon and considering you can get a 3870 for £130 quid think the price performance goes to ATi/AMD here. Not to mention they actually have decent drivers unlike the shoddy NVidia ones these days.
     
  7. Guest-23315

    Guest-23315 Guest

    Well, Im still happy with the £164 I spent on my 8800 GT,
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  8. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    The 3870's are easily overclockable. There is a bios limit of 860mhz, if you try to go past that the machine hard locks. To get around this, you can easily flash the bios on the card to give it higher stock speeds. I was poking around and have seen it clocked to >1000mhz easily. I got mine to the 860 limit and didnt feel like finding a floppy drive so I could flash the bios.
     
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    same here, if i could be arsed too i would >_<
     
  10. DXR_13KE

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    they are needing a wakeup call, they haven't done anything fantastic in a while.... compared to nvidia and intel.......
     
  11. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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    See, constructive. :thumb:
     
  12. DXR_13KE

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    Meanmotion here we have a saying: "para bom entendedor meia palavra basta", which translate to about: "to a person that understands well, half a word is enough"
    so saying "AMD/ATI WAKE UP!!!!!!!!" in a forum full of tekies, nerds, modders and geeks roughly means: "AMD/ATI please notice that you are falling behind and if you do fall to far behind it could mean monopoly for your rivals and a big bucket of crap (worse than 2 girls one cup) for us, so please AMD/ATI wake up".

    edit: if you don't know what "2 girls one cup" means please don't search for it...... the ones that know will understand what i mean.

    edit2:this sums 2 girls one cup really nicely
     
  13. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    now amd just needs to release a tool that allows flashing the vga bios without needing a floppy drive...
     
  14. Sparrowhawk

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    Second that. I thought "hotflashing" was all the rage now, where you can update the bios from inside Windows?
     
  15. DXR_13KE

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    what is a floppy drive?:hehe:
     
  16. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    thats only for the mainboard bios... for both amd and nvidia graphicscards you can only flash the old fashioned way.
     
  17. notatoad

    notatoad pretty fing wonderful

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    my $250 8800gts 512 is looking like a better and better purchase.
     
  18. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    I like the fact that they put DVI on the board then made a DVI-HDMI adapter rather than the other way around :thumb:
     
  19. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    hmm, i can easily overclock my 2 Sapphire Radeons to a Core Clock of 872 and Memory Clock of 2492 (effective) without any additional cooling.
     
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