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Hardware Sapphire Radeon HD 3870

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Tim S, 10 Dec 2007.

  1. Tim S

    Tim S OG

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  2. Amon

    Amon inch-perfect

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    Note its utility in the coming consumer-level QuadFire arrangements.
     
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  4. Tim S

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    It doesn't really do that bad IMHO... it's neck-and-neck with the 2900 XT in Crysis/BioShock and faster than it (and the 3870) when AA is applied in ET:QW and CoH:OF.

    The reason why it's slower than the 8800 GT/3870 in some scenarios is a lack of shader horsepower and its memory bandwidth/MSAA resolve performance makes up for this when AA is appled.
     
  5. DXR_13KE

    DXR_13KE BananaModder

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    i think there is something wrong here.....
     
  6. Tim S

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    thanks! :blush:
     
  7. Hamish

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    have you still got the card Tim?

    could you do a little test for me, hook up a second monitor and push the mem clocks past stock
    see if its stable?

    mine is showing some quite odd dual monitor behaviour
    the card is unstable past stock mem clocks (even like 10-20mhz which is inside the rated speed for the mem) if i have dual monitors up
    i could play crysis for hours on end at 860/1260ish if i disabled my secondary in windows before playing but it would hard lock and need to be reset with both screens up
    supcom did this too, theres some weird flickering on the secondary if its going to crash too
     
  8. Tim S

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    I have still got the card, but today is going to be tight - I'm working towards another deadline for tomorrow. ;)
     
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    you are welcome...:thumb:
     
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    Great stuff, it's nice to see AMD actually producing something worth buying.
    If only it wasn't red.. :hehe:

    Is that another AMD-related deadline, by any chance, Tim? :worried:
     
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    would you rather it be green :p

    god how ugly would it be if they decided to carry the green theme of AMD over to their video cards.
     
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    I do believe that nVidia's 8800 GTS 512MB launches tomorrow :)
     
  13. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    I would like to buy the 3870 but there are two problems, finding the money, and I dont want to buy a card only to have the company go down the drain like 3dfx did after I bought a voodoo 3.
     
  14. trig

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    what i would like to see is what that overclock does in terms of performance. a hefty oc like that you would think should put it over a gt. then of course what kind of oc can you get out of a gt and where will it all shake out? my gt has been kinda crummy on the oc, hitting only 710 core and 2060 mem.
     
  15. knuck

    knuck Hate your face

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    they probably will eventually

    they said the name ATI would be kept and two weeks later the damn site turned green ...
     
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    Indeed, and it will be confirmed that it's not really worth the money.
     
  17. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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    i'd say no. 8800GTX still is the best :D (second paragraph)

    any hints Bittech on when's your GTS 512MB review going to come out? can i request it to be tested against GTX in every test please?
     
  18. Kipman725

    Kipman725 When did I get a custom title!?!

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    killer feature of these cards is that you can 3d acelerate upto 4 monitors using 2 cards so there awsome for those who have massive multi monitor setups :D

    *with matrox boxen thats 12 monitors :D
     
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    Could anyone tell me where I could find this exact package that includes the Black Box bundle. The link that points to the BT shop seems to be the one without it as I read elsewhere that if it has the model number 21122-00-20R its not included. I think the one that has it is one with model number 21122-00-50R. I'm only interested in this because of the Black Box but I can't seem to find that one anywhere
     
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    nice review and its good to see amd/ati producing something so nice, i think they have well and truly fallen off of the bandwagon for high end cpu's but atleast the gfx guys are still working hard, i may have to flash the bios and massively o/c my 2900xt to prolong its life before i buy a 3870 or 2 and do the bios on that, go watercooling and really push the envelope on the oc'ing of it. Money money money....

    peace

    fatman
     
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