Sunday, November 11th 2007

AMD Internal Benchmarks Show HD 3850 Supremacy

Well, the charts speak for themselves really. The 3850, which should be less than $200USD when it is released later this month, completely slaughters the intended competition, which includes the HD 2600XT, and the NVIDIA GeForce 8600GTS. The 3850 also holds it's own against the HD 2900XT.


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92 Comments on AMD Internal Benchmarks Show HD 3850 Supremacy

#1
panchoman
Sold my stars!
very impressive, but i thought this was suppossed to compete with the 8800gt...
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#2
WhiteLotus
bugger me! if there at a good price in UK - which they prob wont be - then im holding of my upgrade for a bit!
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#3
intel igent
by: panchoman
very impressive, but i thought this was suppossed to compete with the 8800gt...
that would be the 3870 ;)

lookin good so far i guess. hopefully these are not bloated #'s just to hype the release.

still waiting for real world tests.
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#4
crow1001
The GT will blow away all offerings from ATI this year, these new cards from ATI are basically 2900xt's with lower power consumption, if you don't mind sacrificing performance then by all means go with ATI, the rest who like decent framerates will grab a 8800GT.
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#5
WhiteLotus
by: crow1001
The GT will blow away all offerings from ATI this year, these new cards from ATI are basically 2900xt's with lower power consumption, if you don't mind sacrificing performance then by all means go with ATI, the rest who like decent framerates will grab a 8800GT.
cough...fanboy...cough
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#6
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: crow1001
The GT will blow away all offerings from ATI this year, these new cards from ATI are basically 2900xt's with lower power consumption, if you don't mind sacrificing performance then by all means go with ATI, the rest who like decent framerates will grab a 8800GT.
utter junk.
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#7
panchoman
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by: [I.R.A]_FBi
utter junk.
agreed. and i'd like to see how the 3870 will compete with the 8800gt..
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#8
indybird
by: panchoman
very impressive, but i thought this was suppossed to compete with the 8800gt...
I'm sure it will be able to compete no problem.

Wow, these cards are insane. I am most definitely going to pick up a HD3870 as soon as they come out. If I'm lucky then, by Christmas I'll be able to get a second one and crossfire those puppies.

Phew, I just cannot wait until those are released!

-Indybird
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#9
crow1001
Well considering i had an 2900XT till the other week, i now know how much better the GT is, the new cards from ATI are 2900 xt's, they have the exact same specs bar the 55nm process and the currently useless 10.1 DX10 spec.
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#10
panchoman
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jc had a 2900xt & 8800gt as well, and he says differently then you..
I have had both. There is not too much real world difference between them. The 8800GT edges the 2900 pro by around 2FPS in most games. Bioshock being the exception that I have seen with the 2900 decimating the 8800GT. Around a 15FPS edge for the 2900.

Really, it doesn't matter, which ever one is cheaper.
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#11
ghost101
3 HD3850s in trifire will cost the same as 2 8800GTs in SLI. Which one will win?
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#12
panchoman
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trifire... nice word lol..
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#13
crow1001
Well i have the whole of the gaming press and their reviews to back me up.;) I can take bets that performance wise the top card the HD3870 will have similar performance to the 2900XT, the guy who admins the forum and works for the etailer where i get my gear from has them in stock and has confirmed this.
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#14
WhiteLotus
by: crow1001
Well i have the whole of the gaming press and their reviews to back me up.;) I can take bets that performance wise the top card the HD3870 will have similar performance to the 2900XT, the guy who admins the forum and works for the etailer where i get my gear from has them in stock and has confirmed this.
well hurray for him. but i think i'll take JC view on the cards above. and as for the HD3870 those scores are impressive!
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#15
Completely Bonkers
Decent performance for a mid card. The 2600 really failed to deliver. Glad to see the new 3850 can pump some decent frames.

AGP please.
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#16
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: crow1001
Well considering i had an 2900XT till the other week, i now know how much better the GT is, the new cards from ATI are 2900 xt's, they have the exact same specs bar the 55nm process and the currently useless 10.1 DX10 spec.
when 8800'a were on the street and no dx10 games last year or whenever i couldve said the same thing, stop the trolling and cut.
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#17
indybird
Ooh, I got all hyped there then took another look at the graphs (those graphs are very decieving). In those benchmarks it actually isn't doing that much better than the HD2900XT. Damn. These better be bad benchmarks because, if AMD has failed again, then I'm going to be kinda mad. The 8800GT is nice and the price is right, but nowadays I want a lot more performance for $250.

-Indybird
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#18
panchoman
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taking a look at the last 2 graphs again, it seems like the 3850 does a lot better then the 2900xt at higher resolutions..
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#19
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
Respectable performance to say the least. Honestly, Id like to see a better and bigger jump in performance out of the red camp, the 8800GT is just doing what the DX10 cards should HAVE been doing.
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#20
imperialreign
if nothing else, it appears that this card should take the claim for it's price-tier - hopefully the initial drivers with the cards release won't be another 2900 fiasco.

I agree, ATI needs to kick it up a notch again - they got a little complacent after the release and success of the 1950s, IMO.


EDIT> got to thinking about it - I can't pass judgement on this cards performance until it's released. Internal benchmarking by ATI is like optimized drivers to nVidia.
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#21
crow1001
by: ARTT
well hurray for him. but i think i'll take JC view on the cards above. and as for the HD3870 those scores are impressive!
Ok, lets look at this, the graph below shows the 3870 v the 2900xt, lol at the exaggerated graph sizes for a 4fps difference :wtf: looking at these results tells me this a 2900xt with faster memory giving it the edge and not by much, now do you see? but lets reserve judgment until the proper reviews come out;)

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#22
WhiteLotus
i will take the point that the scales need some work - but if this card is what it says it is and priced at what they say it will be then that is one good deal.
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#23
Ketxxx
Heedless Psychic
Why are they comparing a 3850 against a 8600GTS :wtf:
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#24
panchoman
Sold my stars!
by: Ketxxx
Why are they comparing a 3850 against a 8600GTS :wtf:
thats what i thought, i thought it was suppossed to be against a 8800gt...
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#25
[I.R.A]_FBi
by: Ketxxx
Why are they comparing a 3850 against a 8600GTS :wtf:
same price point.
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