Originally Posted by heister
how on earth can the 8800 out preform the 3870?
the 3870 has a core clock 100mhz faster
does 2x as many stream processes
has a memory clock 500mhz faster
and they both have the same amount and clock speed RAMDAC
Alot more comes into play than specifications of the cards.
Driver support, Game support for multi GPU cards, the X2 has 1GB of memory but you have to remember its split between two GPU's, clock speeds are irrelevant when the architecture of the two cards are completely different.
Not to mention that benchmarks do not always tell the true tale of how any one card will perform in games.