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HIS Radeon HD 3870 X2 1 GB

Discussion in 'Reviews' started by W1zzard, Jan 25, 2008.

  1. Hawk1 New Member

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    Nice find.
     
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    Me too. I'm hoping they'll be out in time for me to finish my system. If not I may just resort to an e8400.
     
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    That was the GPU bench;)
     
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    Excellent review. Very detailed. Hope there is a follow-up after drivers have matured.
     
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    its true. the sapphire card i had for review had to go back.
     
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    I never thought of that. Makes perfect sense.
     
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    W1zzard Administrator Staff Member

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    what information is this based on?
     
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    [​IMG]

    Am I seeing that picture correctly? Is one of the heatsinks made of Aluminum, and the other Copper?

    Either way, the second core is going to run warmer than the first because it is being cooled by warmer air.
     
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    Not if the first core isn't recieving the same cooling potential the second is.
     
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    That true.
     
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    Untill the 21st of febuary.
     
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    nvidia deladey [rofl] i guess theyre throwing there resources to combat the new r700
     
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    well the leaked G100 specs look like it should anyway.

    384 shaders, GDDR4 2400mhz, 512bit bus 1024mb.
     
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    finally nvidia goes ddr4 ...
     
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    Crossfire needs a fast cpu to show the best improvement over a single card. It's already known that games demand both a fast gpu and cpu. Crysis on a 3ghz quad sort of eliminated the cpu bottleneck so going to 3.4 on that same quad will show little improvement. The e6550 used in the test setup is most definitly effecting framerates and even more so with crossfire.
     
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    Physics. :p
     
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    Ah here we go. How did I miss this post.

    Urbklr if you dont mind, can you run the benchmark at stock clocks vs. 3.44?

    Thanks.
     
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    Heres another waterblock for it.

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    I take it the 7.11 drivers came with the card?
     
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    We used 8.1 v8.451.2, the driver recommended by AMD. I asked "what driver do I use for my review" and got a link to the driver I used in return.
     
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    Doesn't surprise me. ATI have always (well the last few years at least) had high db fans on their top end cards. How come no NV FX5500 noise comparison (just so I feel a little better:D)
     
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    So why is the 7.11 listed in the review?
     
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    The second core actually runs cooler since it isn't a utilized as much as the first. Plus having a copper sink in #2 helps as well. Judging by the best drivers ATi has ever made for crossfire, I doubt they will ever get this card to fully utilize the 2nd core, and they are by far the best at doing it.
     
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