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SAPPHIRE Officially Launches HD 3870 ATOMIC

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WTF, the case it comes in is worth more than the card LOL.:laugh:
 
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anyone knwo the price?
 
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Wow, that's an amazing presentation.
 

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If you buy 4 of these for crossfire x its gonna come in a huge box cuz of the silver cases.
 
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Newegg.com had these for $299.99 +sh last week and it's out of stock now. I bet they'll step-up the price by at least 20% with the next stocks.

I feel this card is a boon for those CrossFire X potential-buyers who would choose motherboards with closely stacked PCI-E slots (and also where the PCI-E slots are adjecent to eachother, dual-slot cards won't fit). The cooler is advertised to work well in these scenarios.

The packaging reminds me of the ATI Radeon X1950 XTX Uber Edition (pair of two cards in a briefcase)
 

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I wonder what you have to pay for shipping?
 

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Cant wait W1z. I'm dying to see the cooler dissected.
 
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Meh, I think I'll just settle for some other brand. Paying $299 simply for the name ATOMIC, shiny briefcase, and small overclock seems ridiculous to me. Oh and I forgot its single slot, better to just get a vf900 or some other uber cooler for $40-$50 and REALLY push the clock speeds to their limits.
 

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my atomic review sample should be here tomorrow, so expect a review soon :) and yes it has to go back to sapphire
Looking forward to that. I want to see how the cooler compares to the regular two slot.
 
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ty wizz cant wait to see cooling specs:rockout:
 
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Wow,Its so shiny.You will have to pay lots of shipping for crossfirex it seems :D :D It kinda remind me of that ATI Radeon X1950XTX Uber edition.Which was limited,had some proof of purchase like thing and a briefcase with a lock .:D
 
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i think that was the 1 with the old CEO's signature on em wasn't it?
 

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wow that was fast.
 

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Wonderful review!:toast: If these can be found for a decent price, I would love two in crossfire, perhaps even more than a single 3870x2. I wonder how many of these Sapphire is going to make?
 
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On page 4-A Closer Look, you state that:

"The GDDR3 memory chips are made by Samsung and carry the model number K4U52324QE-BC08. With 0.8ns they are the fastest GDDR3 memory chips available on the market today and should be able to handle at least 1250 MHz (if the memory controller in the GPU can handle that speed)."

If I'm not mistaken, these are GDDR4 from what I've read up on :toast:
 

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They are. Just a simple error is all :)