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solofowaffles
02-28-2008, 09:20 PM
http://www.maximumpc.com/article/hands_on_preview_with_crossfirex

Iwantcable
02-28-2008, 10:20 PM
We initially planned to test using Crysis as well, but ended up chucking it as a benchmark due to sporadic stability problems that we couldn’t explain.

:( Would have been nice to see how it ran.

Vash2051
02-28-2008, 11:31 PM
Nice numbers but I don't get paying 100% more and getting 20% better performance. Still not worth it to me. I guess if you want the best go for it. Just think two 9800 gx2's will beat it. Finally the leapfrogging is back between Nvidia and ATi. Hopefully it'll bring down prices.

Scinto
02-29-2008, 05:31 AM
Nice numbers but I don't get paying 100% more and getting 20% better performance. Still not worth it to me. I guess if you want the best go for it. Just think two 9800 gx2's will beat it. Finally the leapfrogging is back between Nvidia and ATi. Hopefully it'll bring down prices.

Price/Performance wouldnt be worth the extra cost.

Eagle101
02-29-2008, 05:42 AM
I am hoping for Prices to go down for the 3870, since i want to get it for my mini ATX project.

Scinto
02-29-2008, 10:02 AM
I am hoping for Prices to go down for the 3870, since i want to get it for my mini ATX project.

they have, they're 116 now from OcUK

Hellsent 2.0
02-29-2008, 01:00 PM
Nice numbers but I don't get paying 100% more and getting 20% better performance. Still not worth it to me. I guess if you want the best go for it. Just think two 9800 gx2's will beat it. Finally the leapfrogging is back between Nvidia and ATi. Hopefully it'll bring down prices.



VR-Zone has gotten some preliminary 3DMark06 scores on the upcoming GeForce 9800 GX2 and 9800 GTX cards. The setup : Core 2 Quad Q6700 2.66GHz processor on a P965 board with Forceware 173.67 drivers and Catalyst driver version 8.451. GeForce 9800 GX2 scored 14225, 9800 GTX scored 13167 while Radeon HD 3870 X2 scored 14301. Nvidia is still tuning up the drivers and the clock speeds aren't finalized yet so we should be seeing some improvements when launched. Currently, 9800 GX2 is slated for March 18th launch while 9800 GTX is slated for end March.

http://resources.vr-zone.com//newspics/Feb08/29/9800vs3870x2.jpg

Souce= http://www.vr-zone.com/articles/GeForce_9800_GX2%2C_9800_GTX_%26_3870_X2_Compared/5614.html

Eagle101
02-29-2008, 02:15 PM
they have, they're 116 now from OcUK

Yeah i found it @ ccl to be at 116 too thats cheaper than amazon!

Vash2051
03-01-2008, 04:25 PM
I don't look at 3d mark scores anymore after the 2900 fiasco. Beat the 8800 in 3dmark but lost in everything else. Benchies aren't everything it seems. I want to see some game scores.

=98=
03-01-2008, 04:56 PM
http://www.legitreviews.com/images/reviews/671/3dmark06.jpg

Vash2051
03-01-2008, 05:09 PM
You did that on purpose! Burn! Kind of funny seeing a dual chip card only 3k higher than a single core card...

Hellsent 2.0
03-01-2008, 05:15 PM
rofl... 17k in 3dmark06 with 1x hd3870x2 and 2x hd3870...lol thats pretty bad......Oh crap...im on ATI side...Doh!! ;)

Vash2051
03-01-2008, 05:26 PM
I'm on whatever side is better at the time i purchase my card. ATi or Nvidia is irrelevant to me nowadays. And yes I used to be a hardcore ATi lover.

Eagle101
03-02-2008, 07:47 AM
^^ QFT, i use to be an ATI fan too, but then i thought why?!? so i go with who dares wins!

AllFoamNoBeer
03-02-2008, 07:57 AM
Is it possible to put two 3870X2's together?

Scinto
03-02-2008, 08:02 AM
rofl... 17k in 3dmark06 with 1x hd3870x2 and 2x hd3870...lol thats pretty bad......Oh crap...im on ATI side...Doh!! ;)

I think thats a 3870x2 + 1x 3870 in CrossfireX as you can mix between the 3800 series cards for crossfire.


Is it possible to put two 3870X2's together?

Yes, but you would need a AM2 790FX Board. I suppose later on there will be Intel boards with 4x PCIe x16

AllFoamNoBeer
03-02-2008, 08:09 AM
Nice. This is something I might consider in a years time.

Hellsent 2.0
03-02-2008, 09:50 AM
no scinto its 2 hd3870's and 1 hd3870x2...

i seen a picture somehwrwe

AllFoamNoBeer
03-02-2008, 10:01 AM
no scinto its 2 hd3870's and 1 hd3870x2...

i seen a picture somehwrwe

How is that even possible? That's 3 slots.. aren't there only 2 slots for video cards on current mother boards?

=98=
03-02-2008, 10:08 AM
No, the new 790 boards have 3 PCI slots.

AllFoamNoBeer
03-02-2008, 10:11 AM
Nice. This is starting to sound good now.
Can't wait for my 2500$ college money from my parents.

Hellsent 2.0
03-02-2008, 10:18 AM
Lol COLLEGE money

AllFoamNoBeer
03-02-2008, 11:34 AM
Ever heard of it?

Eagle101
03-02-2008, 11:40 AM
^^ I did, (im in uni) and used it to get my rig ;P

=98=
03-02-2008, 11:56 AM
Student loan. I keep mine in a nice high interest rate bank account to make more money. I don't actually need the loan, so i can pay what i own off at the end and keep the extra i make over 3 years :yay:

peeth
03-02-2008, 04:17 PM
My sister loan only just covers her acomodation (although she's only 24 weeks a year),she has about 200 of loan to live on lol.

Scinto
03-02-2008, 04:25 PM
Alex;1871922']No, the new 790 boards have 3 PCI slots.

http://www.overclockers.co.uk/showproduct.php?prodid=MB-093-MS&groupid=701&catid=5&subcat=808

Count the slots.

=98=
03-02-2008, 04:30 PM
Oh, i did mean 4. Must have pressed the wrong key or have been thinking of something else at the time.

AllFoamNoBeer
03-02-2008, 07:12 PM
Well, the blue ones are the video card slots right?

What are the white ones for?

Scinto
03-02-2008, 07:22 PM
normal PCI slots for sound cards etc,

Vash2051
03-02-2008, 09:58 PM
2 of those slots are only 8x though. Yielding teh suck when it comes to bandwidth.