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Old 12-14-2007, 04:42 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default HD3870 vs 8800GT single card (no SLI / Crossfire)

Whats the real difference? The HD3870 seems to have better stats and is cheaper, so if you're going with one card only (no SLI or Crossfire), which is the better choice ?

Newegg.com - ASUS EAH3870/G/HTDI/512M Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256-bit GDDR4 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready CrossFire Supported Video Card - Retail

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Newegg.com - EVGA 512-P3-N802-A3 GeForce 8800GT Superclocked 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail
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Old 12-14-2007, 04:50 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Default Re: HD3870 vs 8800GT single card (no SLI / Crossfire)

8800GT performs better

Check this review
AnandTech: ATI Radeon HD 3870 & 3850: A Return to Competition

EDIT: It seems that both those video cards that you posted are out of stock

If want to buy 8800GT then get this one because it is at stock
Newegg.com - XFX PVT88PYDQ4 GeForce 8800GT 512MB 256-bit GDDR3 PCI Express 2.0 HDCP Ready SLI Supported Video Card - Retail

And this one cost only $269 just like HD3870
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Default Re: HD3870 vs 8800GT single card (no SLI / Crossfire)

8800gt is better choice for single card.
often, 3870 would be better choice for crossfire. depends on what games you play, what resolution, what settings etc etc.
3870 is a good choice too, and its a little cheaper.
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8800 for single
3870 for crossfire
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8800GT performs better

Check this review
AnandTech: ATI Radeon HD 3870 & 3850: A Return to Competition
Thats a good read, I was just looking into the ATI cards, but I noticed everybody was picking the nVidea cards for a reason ;p
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the 3870 is supposed to drop a lot though....

but now after seeing that, I'd like to keep oblivion under wraps
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