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Old 01-28-2008, 10:30 AM   #1
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Holy Teraflops gamers, AMD just launched the Radeon HD 3870 X2. Their new flagship card previously known by its R680 codename features a pair of RV670 GPUs with CrossFireX built-in to a single card. According to HotHardware's performance testing, The 3870 X2 was "usually the highest performing single-card in the group." Yes, that group includes the NVIDIA GeForce 8800 GTX. Here's the rub though, according to HotHardWare: the X2's performance is determined by how well the card's drivers scale in a particular game -- a new game without appropriate support renders the card's performance to that of a single-GPU HD 3870. A problem initially demonstrated during their Crysis testing and later solved with a new set of AMD drivers. Still, as PCPer sums-up, the ~$449 3870 X2 meets or beats NVIDIA's best in today's most demanding DX9 and DX10 titles and should be on your "short list" if searching for the ultimate performance graphics card.

so it looks like it is in the smae boat as nividas 7950 gt2 or we they called the card that had two cards in one....if they dont give it good support its going to suck...so it seems if amd does stay on top of things nivida will have to answer sooner then they thought.
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Old 01-28-2008, 10:36 AM   #2
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Thanks for useful info.
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Old 01-28-2008, 11:47 AM   #3
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Sounds good, shame about the price tag :'(
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Price tag is a drawback to most, but this card will really destroy crysis for those who are not into SLI'ing cards.. Such the perfect card for that.
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Best review http://techreport.com/articles.x/13967
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Old 01-28-2008, 02:58 PM   #6
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It'd be better to wait for the 9800GX2 for anyone in the market for a new video card.
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why would you buy it when the 8800gts is $100 cheaper and this much better



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why would you buy it when the 8800gts is $100 cheaper and this much better



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Thats only becuase Crysis was based and developed strictly on Nvidia drivers.
The card it self is better.
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http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...148&CatId=2306
there even for sale already, ww i dident even know, i guess im going to get 1 of these instead of the single core one haha
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I don't find the point with SLI cards built into one.

Give us a card that has 2x Cores so that they can both be used effectively in games, and I may be interested.
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