Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 28 Jan 2008.
wonder when we will see the first quad core gpu ?
When we have the first six foot deep computer case.
Thanks for the news. Two questions:
1) Does ATI's "stretch" mode (ATI equivalent of Nvidia's Span) work with this?
2) When using both outputs are both GPUs working? (I ask because on my 7950 GX2 if I used 2 monitors the second GPU did nothing )
this card looks a lot better than nVidia's "glue-2-G92-together" 9800GX2.
but im still waiting for a single GPU best card to upgrade to
(conditions: at least 1.6x the performance of 8800GTX, only require me to put in £200 after selling my 8800GTX)
Yep it as a built in SLI bridge chip between the gpus, so it appears to the O.S. a single 3875. Question, as it appears as a single card is the cards power still reliant on games providing SLI profiles like two discrete cards
If these outperform 8800GTX's, will a quad Crossfire become the new ultimate fps machine? I sure hope so if they use the same power.
god such a beautiful card... I soo want the VisionTek one for the decal they use alone on that cooler lol yes I know dumb to make a choice like but its sooo pretty.
doesn't seem to be doing well
is Bittech's review going to have comparison between 8800GTX?
4 of these would be awesome!
Though I am not sure if any motherboards would have space
this is a glue together with slower ram. Sorry to say but the 9800GX2 will probably be faster.
Not sure you can call 2 gpu's on one pcb a "glue together", but it is still a crossfire solution. The reviews so far are interesting, however the drivers used seem to vary, so will look forward to seeing bit-tech's review. The internal crossfire bridge appears to be a lot more efficient than 2 separate HD3870's though.
depends... the pictures floating around on the web show a dualpcb card as the 9800gx2, which would very likely mean lowered clocks due to heat.
I love competition in the marketplace. Its nice to see AMD/ATI jumping back into the high end game.
Now if AMD would get their ass in gear and start releasing top notch processors again to bring us back to the athlon 64 days.
Ultra, GTX, GTS 512, GT, 3870, 3870 CrossFire... that enough?
could we get some Sli tests in there too? If possible Ultras in SLI, its rare to see a test have that setup so would be interesting to see results.
nice, good to see a comparison against the complete current lineup of both, but you could add something experimental, trying to crossfire a 3870x2 with a 3870 for trfire... for quadfire (i.e. 2x 3870x2) you prolly still got an nda.
I've tried both of those, but they don't work with the current drivers...
Anyway, review is live: http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/2008/01/29/amd_ati_radeon_hd_3870_x2/1
so from looking at your benches its the same game again as with 2900xt, 38x0. in some games at some resolutions its very fast while in other scenarios its rubbish and they need to get their drivers fixed.
amd really needs an all new gpu architecture where they wont have to fix the drivers to make their products work properly with each game.
anyway, i'm seriously considering to buy one still... but i'll prolly just get a 3870 in 2 days (woot payday soon) and then give 3870x2 a month for the drivers to come out in trifire flavour and for fullcover wc blocks to be avalaible.
And just when the AMD team fixed all the driver issues and the HD3870x2 card finaly beats the 8800. Nvidia Releases the 'nextgen' that probably devastates everything in his path...
ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB. wtf?!?!?!?!
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