Hardware R680: AMD ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 28 Jan 2008.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S Well-Known Member

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    http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2008/01/28/amd_announces_ati_radeon_hd_3870_x2/1

    This morning, AMD announced the Radeon HD 3870 X2 - the company's first true high-end graphics card since the Radeon X1950 XTX.

    :naughty:

    Review is now published:
    http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2008/01/29/amd_ati_radeon_hd_3870_x2/1

    AMD has launched its first high-end graphics card since the Radeon X1950 XTX. We put the Radeon HD 3870 X2 through its paces in six of today's hottest games to find out if AMD is once again competitive at the high end.

    :eeek:
     
  2. Naberius

    Naberius New Member

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    This is the news I have been waiting for, hopefully it is as good as it looks.
     
  3. mrb_no1

    mrb_no1 Pie Eater

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    i agree. Cant wait for the article to come out

    peace
     
  4. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    higher clocked core, but GDDR3 at lower clocks instead of GDDr4 on the 3870...

    so, what will end up faster? 3870x2 or 2x 3870?
     
  5. Angleus

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    Tbh Im not getting my hopes up, I'm pleased they've finally got a proper top end card out, but I doubt its gonna be that great :sigh:
     
  6. lewchenko

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    Reviews on 'the web' indicate its a fair bit faster than an 8800 GT and a GTX, but not as fast as 2x 8800 GT's. As its a single card which is considerably cheaper than 2x 8800GT's the overall outcome is very favourable.

    And the other good news is that its NOT crossfire either. (Works as a single slot card). There may be two GPU's on one card, but its not like the Nvidia solution (7950 GX2 card) which was a bug ridden SLI piece of rubbish.

    Looks like ATI has a hit on its hands.

    Wonder what UK pricing will be. About time AMD/ATI had some good news.
     
  7. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    ocuk got it listed for exactly the price of 2x 3870. (300£)
     
  8. Redbeaver

    Redbeaver The Other Red Meat

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    this is a good question.
     
  9. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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    Considering the fact that many review sites are having driver troubles, and that is usually what trips ATI/AMD up on the first hurdle, if the real-world benchmarks place this at about 8800Ultra levels, then surely they can achieve more with better (i.e. not rushed) drivers?
     
  10. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    i am waiting for bit review on this.
     
  11. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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  12. Jamie

    Jamie ex-Bit-Tech code junkie

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    I'm getting flashbacks to the Voodoo 4 and 5
     
  13. yakyb

    yakyb i hate the person above me

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    what driver problems are these all the reviews i have read stsate there has been no driver problems and it out performs the ultras
     
  14. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    if that is true then ATI is back in the game......
     
  15. WhiskeyAlpha

    WhiskeyAlpha New Member

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    This is either an assumption or you've been misinformed; I've seen many deals for 8800GT @ £150, which puts it at exactly the same price-point as the new 3870x2. :thumb:
     
  16. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    2x 8800GT requires you to use a nvidia mainboard though, while with 3870x2 your free to use good mainboards.
     
  17. WhiskeyAlpha

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    Lol, a little OT but oh so true.
     
  18. Brooxy

    Brooxy Like a boss (but not a boss)

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    So does it come with a nuclear power supply, or do we have to go and buy one? Otherwise it looks good, been waiting for a high end ATi card for a while now, and hopefully this will come up well.
     
  19. legoman666

    legoman666 Beat to fit, paint to match.

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    Heh, now everyone who has bought into marketing hype and purchased a PSU >800w will actually start to be able to use it to >50% of it's capacity.
     
  20. pumpman

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    according to the review on Hexus, it draws about the same power as an 8800gtx
     
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