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AMD Officially Launches ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2

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god that is wicked, wish i could afford one
 

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CrossfireX FTW!~!!!! I can hook this beast up with my 2900! WOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!! Thank you ATI for CrossfireX!
 
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I'm a bit pissed of!
Just sawing the official site of "AMD" and nixda nada of the big PR machine of the new
shinier "ATI" HD3870X2 card! :wtf:
If you click one you get a site there is banner """"151x126""" of the HD3870X2
????????
Jesus! How the hell make so lame PR "E.T."???
A pic of 151x126

If this continues I'm afraid they video card division "ATI" make a quantum loop backward!
(the PR side)

I mean!
If I would make something new anything...
I would make a full side for it and so and so!!!!

Maybe thats just for me a bulk in the eye! But I need now a strong gaffe and a cigarette!
F@@%!!!!
:pimp:
 

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I'm a bit pissed of!
Just sawing the official site of "AMD" and nixda nada of the big PR machine of the new
shinier "ATI" HD3870X2 card! :wtf:
If you click one you get a site there is banner """"151x126""" of the HD3870X2
????????
Jesus! How the hell make so lame PR "E.T."???
A pic of 151x126

If this continues I'm afraid they video card division "ATI" make a quantum loop backward!
(the PR side)

I mean!
If I would make something new anything...
I would make a full side for it and so and so!!!!

Maybe thats just for me a bulk in the eye! But I need now a strong gaffe and a cigarette!
F@@%!!!!
:pimp:
What? Does this make any sense to anyone else?:confused:
 

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^I didn't get much out of it either.
 

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I think what he was trying to say is that AMD/ATI is not promoting the new card as effectively as he thinks they should be.
 

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Oh! And he's right! AMD/ATi does a horrible job at marketing. When they actually do try, it comes off as condescending.
 
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awesome card !!!:toast::toast:
 
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The industry’s first graphics processor to break the Teraflop (one trillion floating point operations per second) barrier, the ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 nearly doubles the performance of the award-winning ATI Radeon HD 3870 introduced in November 2007.

First off:shadedshu it's two graphics processors breaking the tetra barrier and second it should double the performance of a 3870 it's two of them:wtf: and really do they have to say" performance-leadership" that many times in the first few paragraphs:shadedshu
That was just a poorly written press release:ohwell:
 
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yeah, but it'll still sell like there ain't no tomorrow - I'm really glad ATI decided to take one aspect that they excell at (multi-GPU coperation and communication), expand it, and make it accessbile.

Even looking at the review W1z posted, that card has some amazing performance, and potential (it actually didn't surprise me how poor the card did in Crysis, either, compared to the nVidia hardware).

and if ATI keep the price reasonable, it'll defi help ATI retake some of the market.

This is an awesome start on the road to recovery! :rockout:
 
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The industry’s first graphics processor to break the Teraflop (one trillion floating point operations per second) barrier, the ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 nearly doubles the performance of the award-winning ATI Radeon HD 3870 introduced in November 2007.

First off:shadedshu it's two graphics processors breaking the tetra barrier and second it should double the performance of a 3870 it's two of them:wtf: and really do they have to say" performance-leadership" that many times in the first few paragraphs:shadedshu
That was just a poorly written press release:ohwell:
Who cares! If Nvidia does the same why cant AMD do the same? :laugh:

Even if its dual core, it still counts, it technically is a dual core Graphics card. Even if it is two seperate cores, you have two cores on one PCB so it does count.
 
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Who cares! If Nvidia does the same why cant AMD do the same? :laugh:

Even if its dual core, it still counts, it technically is a dual core Graphics card. Even if it is two seperate cores, you have two cores on one PCB so it does count.
love that technicality, man :toast:
 

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Yeah I didnt understand a damn thing he said either
 
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Who cares! If Nvidia does the same why cant AMD do the same? :laugh:

Even if its dual core, it still counts, it technically is a dual core Graphics card. Even if it is two seperate cores, you have two cores on one PCB so it does count.
I think it's a great card and could care less if it uses two or ten cores.
What bugged me is that the first paragraph is about how the 3870x2[and they say "ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 graphics processor"] is a brake through in graphics and the second is about how they used two of the previous cores to make the card. It just struck me as being unpolished,especially for a big launch like this. The rest of the release was good it's just the first four paragraphs seemed jumbled up to me. I'm not even close to being a english teacher so it may just be me. Actually I'm dyslectic so it probably is me:D
And are the 3400/3600 a success? because up till today I haven't seen them for sell.
 
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this thing is gonna rock 600+ streaming processors.
 
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I've read some reviews from anandtech, THG, and hardocp. Both anandtech and THG showed that this card(s) is faster than 8800GTX (higher fps) but hardocp said the game play is still better with the 8800GTX. Is it just me or hardocp is really nvidia bias?
 
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from a few different reviews I've seen . . . this card is currently on par with the GTX. Some programs, though, I think the GTX will always have the upper hand (*Crysis*), but that's due to game developer implimentation.

But, keep in mind, this card uses two GPU's, whereas the GTX only uses one . . . it's possible that the 9800 GX2 will reclaim the performance king title, which will also call for a iron clad price tag.


Given some time, though, performance of the 3870x2 should improve quite a bit with new driver releases, though; and keeping in mind that nVidia have had a real rough time with obtaining good performance with SLI, and the 1337 price that the 9800 GX2 will probably carry . . . I forsee the 3870x2 as being a better buy in the long run . . . we'll see, though.





One thing I am very curious about with the 3870x2 - is it affected by the typical crossfire loading stutter? Y'all running xFire know what I'm talking about . . . that stutter within the first few seconds of opening an app, as all the textures are loaded up to both cards.