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just ordered an HD 3870 xt..

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should be here tomorrow if i am lucky thursday if i am not..

seems pretty obvious to me that giving the low power consumption of these cards/chips.. within six weeks or so we will see the xtx equivalent which will be two of these chips on the same card.. an 3870xt x2 or something like that..

the days of cheap top end cards aint gonna last long.. soon it will be "cheap" times two all on the same card.. he he

its just gonna go the same way as cpus have gone.. multicore..

wonder how long i will be able to resist buy the x2 version.. he he

does kinda gall me that the card i paid 375 quid for just over a year ago is now worth about 75 quid if i am lucky thow..

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So did you happen to do this?
 
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i would guess the states wont be behind the UK.. launch thursday in the UK.. i just jumped the queue a smidge..

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Whish you good luck with the delivery. Keep us posted about the results after you test it.
 
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they have actually shipped it today it will be here tomorrow morning.. will post the results when i run it..

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Well that was fast, bookmarking this thread in hopes of pictures and benchies ;)

If you take pictures, could you take one onder the cooler where the memory sink is, to see how much room there is under. Backside of the card welcome too, as same screw hold the stock cooler and the ram & voltagereq.sink. Planning swapping stock cooler to zalman and keep the heasinks, if I get this.

edit: mounting holes diagonal distance across core would be nice too, if it's under 75,5mm / 3 inhces :)
 
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Wow, and I had no idea of when it was to be released!
If your performance from it is good, I may grab the 3850, this 8600GTS is pissing me off.
 

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The 3870 is better than the 8800GT when both are OC'd at thier max. Just thought I'd throw that in there!
 

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Wow...there is a store over here that has them as well :eek:. I had no idea they were out :p.

Shame they are $360 :\
 

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Oh, I will! Based upon the facts that are out there for both cards, you can put it together.
Unfortunately, like most of us, I have to wait untill Thursday to recieve the card. You can go take a look at VR Forums.
 
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hmmm runs just as hot as the HD2900XT. Power draw is 110 Watts less though, which is good. Can't wait for overclock results.
 

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The trog man lives and he brings visions of 3870 overclocking results. You always did have the most interesting threads.
 
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Cut and paste from XS:

X2900XT:

Idle 83w~
Load 207w~

3870:

Idle 28w~
Load 120w~

Impressive power efficiency gains.
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W1zzard needs to update ATITool for 3870 voltage options! :D
 

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No errors, I think the guy might not have enabled Powerplay on the catalyst control panal.

Edit: Cat 7.11 should have it fully working.
 
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hum just sold my 8800 gt for 320 couldn't resist payed 265.00 might get a 3870 whats the price and whens it gonna have a us release.
 
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hum just sold my 8800 gt for 320 couldn't resist payed 265.00 might get a 3870 whats the price and whens it gonna have a us release.
I believe it's somewhere in the ballpark of $179-239. I did read this somewhere today. I need to find the link again. Talk about an awesome deal though! :toast:
 

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I believe it's somewhere in the ballpark of $179-239. I did read this somewhere today. I need to find the link again. Talk about an awesome deal though! :toast:
That was certainly a HD3850.
 
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hum just sold my 8800 gt for 320 couldn't resist payed 265.00 might get a 3870 whats the price and whens it gonna have a us release.
:eek: You change cards faster than I change girlfriends. And at the same time you make money!! :respect:
I loose money with girlfriends, thats why GCs are better. LOL. I wish graphics cards could fullfill all my needs. :D