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Hardware R680: AMD ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2

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

  1. pumpman

    pumpman Minimodder

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    wonder when we will see the first quad core gpu ?
     
  2. Nexxo

    Nexxo * Prefab Sprout – The King of Rock 'n' Roll

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    When we have the first six foot deep computer case. :p
     
  3. Tyinsar

    Tyinsar 6 screens 1 card since Nov 17 2007

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    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 :eeek::sigh:)
     
  4. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    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)
     
  5. WTF_Shelley

    WTF_Shelley The picture is wheeljack

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    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
     
  6. Teh C

    Teh C Arg

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    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. :D
     
  7. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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    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.
     
  8. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    doesn't seem to be doing well

    is Bittech's review going to have comparison between 8800GTX?
     
  9. Cupboard

    Cupboard I'm not a modder.

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    4 of these would be awesome!
    Though I am not sure if any motherboards would have space
     
  10. ssj12

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    this is a glue together with slower ram. Sorry to say but the 9800GX2 will probably be faster.
     
  11. frontline

    frontline Punish Your Machine

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    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.
     
  12. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    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.
     
  13. speedfreek

    speedfreek What's a Dremel?

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    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.
     
  14. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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    Ultra, GTX, GTS 512, GT, 3870, 3870 CrossFire... that enough? :p
     
  15. ssj12

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    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.
     
  16. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    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.
     
  17. Tim S

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  18. naokaji

    naokaji whatever

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    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.
     
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  19. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan What's a Dremel?

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    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...
     
  20. Sark.inc

    Sark.inc What's a Dremel?

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    ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 512MB. wtf?!?!?!?!
     
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