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how is the Radeon 3870 with new drivers?

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im kinda looking at the 3870 from ATi and all the benches i see are extremely old i want to know how good it is with the newer drivers, i know its slower than the 8800GT but just how much slower is it?
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how much u spending on that could get a 5770 or something of that sort.
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post #3 of 13
It's not much slower than an 8800gt



You can get a 4850 for cheap used these days, and that beats the 3870 by quite a bit.
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how much u spending on that could get a 5770 or something of that sort.
not sure yet but the ones im looking at are around 60 bucks for a brand new one.

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It's not much slower than an 8800gt



You can get a 4850 for cheap used these days, and that beats the 3870 by quite a bit.
i forgot all about the 4850 +1
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the 3870 used is worth about 40 bucks due to its inability to hold framerates with AA, if your paying more your getting ripped off
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the 3870 used is worth about 40 bucks due to its inability to hold framerates with AA, if your paying more your getting ripped off
it struggles with AA? thats not good i like to lay the AA on in source games. 4850 is cheap on ebay
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post #7 of 13
Do you keep your eye on the OCN MP?

There's always good deals going on because a lot of people here upgrade so often that you will find yesterdays stuff for great prices.

GTX 260 (216 Stream Proc.) $78
http://www.overclock.net/video/10095...8-shipped.html

4870 512mb $55
http://www.overclock.net/video/10071...5-shipped.html

9800GTX 1GB $65
http://www.overclock.net/video/99748...00gtx-1gb.html
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post #8 of 13
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Do you keep your eye on the OCN MP?

There's always good deals going on because a lot of people here upgrade so often that you will find yesterdays stuff for great prices.

GTX 260 (216 Stream Proc.) $78
http://www.overclock.net/video/10095...8-shipped.html

4870 512mb $55
http://www.overclock.net/video/10071...5-shipped.html

9800GTX 1GB $65
http://www.overclock.net/video/99748...00gtx-1gb.html
kinda nervous about buying from here again last time i did i got stuck with a $120 doorstop
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post #9 of 13
little better then my card

Acording to reviews the 4670/3850,70 are way better at AA then 8/9 series.
Edited by topog_z - 5/12/11 at 8:47pm
post #10 of 13
depending on your PSU a used 4870 would be close to 60$.
Seen some XFX w/ lifetime warranty going for 50-60$.
and I have also seen a few 4890s go for 60$. that would pwn all the above mentions, minus the 5770 maybe.
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