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Discussion in 'Graphics Cards' started by [I.R.A]_FBi, Jun 10, 2008.

  1. [I.R.A]_FBi

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    How much faster than a HD3870is a 8800GT ...

    Im assuming the price on both will fall soon, with the intro of 4850 & 9800GT

    about how much will both retail for when fallen?

    Im getting a deal on a hd3870 and im wondering if i should move on it :(
     
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    The way the video card market has been for the past few generations, the 8800GT and 3870 may not even drop in price after the new cards come out.
     
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    Well if you get a good 3870 the core clock and mem clock are really high, and it has more stream processors than the 8800GT, so I would say that the 3870 is faster, even tho im a Nvidia fan. But it would be different if you go GTS/GTX.
     
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    No, the 8800GT is faster. You can't directly compare the number of stream processors. ATI's and nVidia's stream processors work differently. It's like comparing an AMD cpu to an Intel.
     
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    no GTS money or GTX, just a broke kid here :(
     
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    go for it, the 3870 is only a little bit slower than the 8800GT but the 3870 will overclock like hell right out the box
     
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    its a built by ati if that means anything?
     
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    OOPS!
    Sorry, got stuff mixed up there.
     
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    That just means Sapphire built it, and ATI slapped their own sticker on it. lol.
     
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    pencil moddable and stuff?
     
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    It may clock like hell, but it won't match a 8800GT still. I've owned both cards. Hands down, the 8800GT is faster and similarly priced.
     
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    im grabbing the ati, i just hollered at the guy. paypal 2mrw.
     
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    im gettin teh ati for 130 shipped.
     
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    either way youll be happy both are good cards, and as far as what ive heard the new 4850 board only scored a 10% higher performance gain over the 8800gt just what ive read so far i havent looked into it too much yet
     
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    thansk for teh help guys.
     
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    anyone else?
     
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    the GT blows the ATi card out of the water. If you like AA in your games get the GT for sure.

    I would even say get the GT if you were running CF 3870....
     
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    card paid for ...
     
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    Visiontek or Sapphire then.

    Good cards man, without a voltage mod my hd3870 will toast to 950 gpu stable, which is pretty sick.

    HD3870 isn't that much slower than an 8800GT, I think it looks nicer, some argue otherwise some agree. If you can get a sweet deal on one, I would say go for it, it will make you a happy gamer.
     
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    definately on looks and functionality ...

    paid 130 for it.
     
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    Nice, well you should be happy there boss :toast:
     
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    w00t!
     
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    cancel that order and get the xfx zalman 8800gt is faster your gonna be sorry because that was a mistake and I love ATI. With a easy soft mod it will run just about as fast as a 8800gts/9800gtx. Dalmut, Paul and I are all hardcore AMD CPU /GPU fans we have owned a bunch of these cards and wanted them to be better than the geforce lineup but they just flat aren't. That might change here soon. Get this card you asked and were told that cards not the one to get yet you didn't listen this is your card http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150280 heck even a overclocked 8800gs/9600gso/9600gt will beat the card you ordered. With all the eye candy turned on.
     
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