Go Back   Computer Forums > General Computing > Hardware
Click Here to Login
Join Computer forums Today


Reply
 
Thread Tools Search this Thread Display Modes
 
Old 06-09-2008, 06:14 AM   #1
(╯□)╯︵ ┻━┻
 
Teny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 5,957
Default Is it worth it?

so when i saw some benchmarks on some 38xx graphics card.
the visiontek 3850 is now selling for $139.99 at micro center
and the visiontek is now selling for $169.99 at micro center
all went up $10.
seeing how the 3870 is only better by 5-10 FPS than the 3850.
is it worth is to pay an extra $30 to buy the 3870 than the 3850?
btw i play at 1650x1050 resolution, and i try to turn on AA, and multisampling whenever i can, if i lag, then i turn them off or lower it.
do you guys know any other places that sell computer parts?
i live in Colorado. Best Buy and Circuit City doesnt seem to have any sale going on, and i dont have a frys near me
thanks in advance
__________________

__________________
Desktop -Cooler Master NV690/AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE/MSI 880G-E45 Motherboard/2 x 2GB DDR3 G.Skill Ripjaws X/Sapphire HD 5870 1GB GDDR5/CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX/Seagate 7200.12 500GB (OS), Samsung F3 1TB (Storage)/Sony DVD Burner/Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Teny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2008, 03:24 PM   #2
BSOD
 
Join Date: Nov 2007
Posts: 230
Default Re: Is it worth it?

I just bought some things from Mirco Center, i really liked the support. I would spend the extra money for that little amount of juice. Later down the road, it probably will perform better then the 3850 would in newer games.
__________________

dakxxus is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2008, 04:06 PM   #3
Fully Optimized
 
Prodigy146's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,751
Send a message via AIM to Prodigy146 Send a message via MSN to Prodigy146 Send a message via Yahoo to Prodigy146
Default Re: Is it worth it?

the 3870 has a GDDR4 and the 3850 has GDDR3


GDDR4 transfers 15GBps than GDDR3.
__________________
[Proc: Phenom II X6 1090T @ 3.6ghz] [Motherboard: Asus 870 M4A87TD EVO]
[GPU: Asus 5770 Crossfire] [PSU: Corsair 650 12v53a] [Cooler: Scythe Mugen 2]
[RAM: Patriot 4GB DDR3 1600] [Case: Antec 300 Illusion] [HDD: 2x WD 640GB Raid 0]
Prodigy146 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2008, 04:18 PM   #4
Golden Master
 
worshipme's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2007
Posts: 5,603
Default Re: Is it worth it?

But RV670 doesn't require the bandwidth increase. If you can find a HD 3870 that comes within $25 of the HD 3850 it's worth it but otherwise, no.
__________________
AMD Phenom II X4 955 BE @ 4.0GHz + TU120E lapped - MSI 770-CD45 AM3 - 2x2GB OCZ DDR3 1333MHz - Sapphire HD 4870 - Samsung Spinpoint 500GB 7200RPM 16MB cache HDD - Tagan TG600-BZ Piperock - (Currently open test bed) - Windows Vista Home Premium 64bit.
worshipme is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2008, 04:47 PM   #5
Daemon Poster
 
NEED WOW NOW's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 1,315
Send a message via AIM to NEED WOW NOW
Default Re: Is it worth it?

If you run at your monitor's native resolution then you do know you don't need AA running. Its more useful at lower resolutions.

Why can't you use newegg.com? That place is the best and if not try Tigerdirect.com. Online is where you find preatty much the best deals.

And I would wait for June 25. If you have a little more money, Buy the 4870 that is coming out. I heard its around the price range of 275-350.
__________________
AMD is Happy!
Intel is Pissed!
Europe is $1.45 Billion Dollar's Richer!
NEED WOW NOW is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2008, 07:58 PM   #6
(╯□)╯︵ ┻━┻
 
Teny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 5,957
Default Re: Is it worth it?

i dont buy on newegg because i always cant wait to get the item, but at the same time constantly worry about the "what if it arrives DOA". while when i buy from a store, i get it right then and if something happens, i could just take it right back. I went to micro today, and decided not to get the 3850 just yet. i am going to wait for next month, maybe the price of the 48xx series will settle and go a bit lower. or maybe the 38xx will go lower.
i dont really want to spend over $200 on a graphics card, i am on a budget, especially since i am starting college this fall.
__________________
Desktop -Cooler Master NV690/AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE/MSI 880G-E45 Motherboard/2 x 2GB DDR3 G.Skill Ripjaws X/Sapphire HD 5870 1GB GDDR5/CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX/Seagate 7200.12 500GB (OS), Samsung F3 1TB (Storage)/Sony DVD Burner/Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Teny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2008, 10:54 PM   #7
Fully Optimized
 
Prodigy146's Avatar
 
Join Date: May 2008
Posts: 1,751
Send a message via AIM to Prodigy146 Send a message via MSN to Prodigy146 Send a message via Yahoo to Prodigy146
Default Re: Is it worth it?

i have bought over 2 custom budget rigs from newegg for my family and they ran perfectly, they even overclocked by 1ghz easily. i would buy with newegg teny, trust me the quality your getting will be worth the wait.

Quote:
what if it arrives DOA?
have you ever bought anything from newegg? i have spent over $1500 on newegg and i havent got anything that was DOA. My brother has spent over $5,000 on newegg for his business and hes never got anything doa.


Go with the 3870 if your gonna play games like Crysis, Oblivion and your using high resolutions and you want to somewhat future proof your computer.

Go with the 3850 if you wanna play games like Counterstrike source, Neverwinter Nights 2 and you dont mind playing on medium for future games.
__________________
[Proc: Phenom II X6 1090T @ 3.6ghz] [Motherboard: Asus 870 M4A87TD EVO]
[GPU: Asus 5770 Crossfire] [PSU: Corsair 650 12v53a] [Cooler: Scythe Mugen 2]
[RAM: Patriot 4GB DDR3 1600] [Case: Antec 300 Illusion] [HDD: 2x WD 640GB Raid 0]
Prodigy146 is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-09-2008, 11:36 PM   #8
Daemon Poster
 
Captain Pooka's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2006
Posts: 1,108
Default Re: Is it worth it?

"Radeon HD 4850 will be released on June 18th, 229$.


Radeon HD 4870 will be released on June 25th, for the GDDR5 supply problem, it will come into the market in July, at 349$."

From some site.
Captain Pooka is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2008, 12:11 AM   #9
(╯□)╯︵ ┻━┻
 
Teny's Avatar
 
Join Date: Dec 2006
Location: United States
Posts: 5,957
Default Re: Is it worth it?

i bought about $700 from newegg.
ive been using newegg about 2 years ago.
i still use newegg, mainly if i find the price about $20 or more cheaper than the stores.
or i dont mind waiting for the product.
__________________
Desktop -Cooler Master NV690/AMD Phenom II X4 965 BE/MSI 880G-E45 Motherboard/2 x 2GB DDR3 G.Skill Ripjaws X/Sapphire HD 5870 1GB GDDR5/CORSAIR CMPSU-550VX/Seagate 7200.12 500GB (OS), Samsung F3 1TB (Storage)/Sony DVD Burner/Windows 7 Professional 64-bit
Teny is offline   Reply With Quote
Old 06-10-2008, 12:22 AM   #10
Fully Optimized
 
dude_56013's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jul 2007
Posts: 4,262
Default Re: Is it worth it?

I've personally spent about $2000 on newegg, and I've never gotten a defective part from them. You really have to watch out on tigerdirect...alot of that stuff is refurb...
__________________

__________________
Intel Core i7-2600K @ 3.4GHz || GIGABYTE GA-Z68X-UD3P-B3 || Corsair Vengeance 16GB DDR3-1600 || EVGA GeForce GTX 480 || Samsung EVO 256GB SSD
my feet get cold and that gives me diarrhea sometimes - Smart_Guy
dude_56013 is offline   Reply With Quote
Reply

Thread Tools Search this Thread
Search this Thread:

Advanced Search
Display Modes

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off
Trackbacks are On
Pingbacks are On
Refbacks are Off



All times are GMT -5. The time now is 05:39 AM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 4
Copyright ©2000 - 2017, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Search Engine Friendly URLs by vBSEO 3.6.0