Originally Posted by maroon1
No it does not consume less power Mr ATI fanboy
DUDE IS THIS THE ONLY CONTRIBUTION YOU CAN MAKE?
WHY CANT YOU JUST MAKE YOUR POINT AND NOT BE SUCH AN @$$???
theres no need to preface your reply with this. i swear to god i wish you would stop.
by the way. look at the offset in idle power consumption between the cards. now look at load consumption.
the 40w difference in idle power draw makes up for the 5w difference in load draw somewhat, i would think. depends on just how much you game and just how much your computer is turned on and idle. lots of variables there.
OP i dont know how good the ati cards overclock. the hd2900pro i had was a MONSTER.
my 8800gt does not clock nearly as well, but still it performs just as well. at stock and overclocked the 8800gt and hd2900 are pretty much neck and neck on PERFORMANCE. ive had both and made the comparison. but look at the carts posted in maroons reply, power consumption of the 2900 is massive.
i dunno if the 3850 is an option, i havent read up on them too much.
i know one thing, compared to the power consumption of the HD2900, the 38** uses NOTHING.