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Old 12-09-2007, 02:28 AM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Crossfire 3850's Vs. 8800GTS G92

Interesting article comparing the two, honestly The Crossfire 3850' isnt looking too bad

HD 3850 Crossfire vs. 8800GTS 512MB G92 :: TweakTown
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8800GTS G92 performed better in majority of games according to that review
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tis true....it's also unfortunate how much of a hit the 3850/3870 takes when lots of AA is heaped on. Hopefully some of this will be addressed in future driver updates.

Also 1 thing to note is that performance will be a bit higher on x38 motherboards as the P35 only has the 2nd PCI-E slot running @ 4x, which significantly impacts performance. I did a test of my own and scored about 15% less in 3dmark06 using a x1900GT (tested at both x4 and x16)

Anyway for 115 shipped my 3850 512mb was still quite a good deal...I made a little promise to myself not to spend more than 140 quid at once on any single computer part. Also I mainly play UT3 and the 3850 512mb will handle that at max settings/full AA+AF no problem @ 1440x900
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as far as a budget gpu goes its the best you can get. granted for like 40-50 more you can get a GT which is better, but for the price the 3850 is phenomenal.
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If you can only afford one 3850 now, then crossfire later on seems like a really good and logical upgrade to me.
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and with ati you can xfire a 3850 and a 3870
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and with ati you can xfire a 3850 and a 3870
I am wondering about this... does this give the performance of a 3850 and a 3870, or do both the cards get brought down to the lowest card? (i.e. 2 3850s)
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Yeah I wouldn't recommend crossfiring a 3870 and 3850 because the 3870 will just downclock to 3850 speeds...which means it's a complete waste of money and you would have been better off just buying another 3850
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Yeah I wouldn't recommend crossfiring a 3870 and 3850 because the 3870 will just downclock to 3850 speeds...which means it's a complete waste of money and you would have been better off just buying another 3850
waT? thats just dumb.... then there is no real point in running two gpu's if they are diffrent...


But still, for a budget build that 3850 is what i would go for...
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i don't believe they clock to the lower card speed. i think what they do is they have this thing that is like alternating frame rendering or something to that effect so it utilizes the more powerful card to its full extent and still is using the xfire.
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