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Old 11-17-2007, 12:54 PM   #1
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Amazon have just sent me an email saying that my 8800GT will be dispatched in one to two months I looked everywhere and couldn't find another site with a gt in stock, so I decided I'd take a look at the Ati Radeon HD 3870, I found one here http://www.play.com/PC/PCs/4-/351698...d/Product.html Same price as the BFG 8800GT I was going to get but with DX10.1 support and a 2250MHz memory clock and a core clock speed of 775MHz! Due to be released on the 21st Nov. Get it? Plus my Mobo supports crossfire but not SLi so going with ATI would probably be the sensible option. Your thoughts please. Should I swap the 8800GT for it?
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:05 PM   #2
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http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...8800GT&x=0&y=0

2 8800GT's there.
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:11 PM   #3
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Old 11-17-2007, 01:15 PM   #4
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Wait until some official benchmarks come out for the 3870. It looks very promising though, especially for overclockers.
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Old 11-17-2007, 02:53 PM   #5
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http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=707460 found this at scan.co.uk OC'ed version with a what looks like Zalman cooler, how about it. BTW I found some benchmarks and the 3870 is about 10% slower than the 8800GT but 20 cheaper and my motherboard supports crossfire and not Sli. I think I'm gonna go for it.
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Old 11-17-2007, 04:28 PM   #6
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Get the 8800GT. From what I've read, the 8800GT is 19% faster, for only 10% more.

Also, don't waste your money on SLI/Crossfire. Just buy one fast card, you'll be better off.
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Old 11-17-2007, 05:29 PM   #7
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I'm sorry I've decided to get the 3870, mainly because when I need more power, I can just add another 3870 when they've reduced in price instead of buying an expensive new card. But also because of the joke that is the availability of the 8800GT. But I still need your advice. Which one would you get? http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=707460 what's with the cooler?
http://www.scan.co.uk/Products/Produ...oductID=707471 or this one? Thanks for your help.
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:01 PM   #8
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You're wasting your money man. For the price of 2 of those, you could get an 8800GTX. Just save up for it.
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Default Re: HD 3870 or 8800GT?

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You're wasting your money man. For the price of 2 of those, you could get an 8800GTX. Just save up for it.
for what? the extra ram (makes little difference) and the speeds that he could get with some ocing?
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Old 11-17-2007, 07:31 PM   #10
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Wait Wait Wait...a 3870? Holy Sh!t! It looks like a powerful card
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