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I used a 3850 for the longest time

Driver support is fine, by now the drivers are very mature.

at 1680x1050, source games run with all settings on max.
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I still think we can find better card for $60. Tigerdirect has a 9800gt for $55 shipped.
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applicati...7&sku=D69-9800
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Originally Posted by topog_z View Post
little better then my card

Acording to reviews the 4670/3850,70 are way better at AA then 8/9 series.
it has a better AA on the 3870 than the Geforce8 yes, but its also alot slower on the 3xxx cards thanks to how it handles AA. The Shaders directly process the AA on all 3xxx cards this can't be fixed with a driver, while other cards dont do it this method and ATI abandoned the idea for the 4xxx line, so while quality may be better the 3xxx cards at 8x AA loose close to 80% of there power.
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