Re: The ATi Radeon HD 3870
Rumor has it, ATI is releasing a multicore GPU. The R700, which will have 1 core, 2 cores, 3 cores, or 4 cores, depending on what you want and what your price range is. This is the reason they are pushing CrossfireX quad so hard.
Also, the 8800GT does out perform the 3870, but only buy about 10%. The difference in costs is about 10%. That said, another rumor has it that ATI will lower the price even more.
Not to mention you can overclock the 3870 A LOT with hardly any temp increase, once you overclock your 3870, it will out perform the 8800GT