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I was just wondering if the 3870 has a better image quality in games over the 8800gt. Im ordering a new card tommorow morning. And Im trying to find out what card I should get. So does the 3870 offer better picture?
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ati = better imagery in low/high fps

nvidia = raw power but bad in low fps
    
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Supposedly, but I have never noticed a difference between ATI and Nvidia cards.

Tests from "professionals" have shown that ATI is slightly better, and some OCN'ers say they notice a difference, but I have never seen one.

Besides, the 8800 GT overclocks better, and I'd say slightly higher settings in games is better than slightly better image quality.
    
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ALot of ppl say that the image quality is better with the ATI series but the Nvidia offerings perform better. Image quality is hard to prove and that is why performance is always what is rated.
    
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Ok so which one would be better for me to get? Im looking to play Red Orchestra,Source and COD4.
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Take a look for yourself on this VR-Zone article. They compare image quality of the 8800GT and HD3870. It's somewhat subjective, but I think most people would agree that the 3870's quality is at least a little better. The 8800GT is generally faster though - so it's somewhat of a trade-off. It comes down to personal preference for the most part.
    
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With the crap res 1024x768 res I run can the 3870 max games out for me?
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With the crap res 1024x768 res I run can the 3870 max games out for me?
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http://www.buy.com/prod/sapphire-rad...206500232.html

IS that a good place to buy from? The one on newegg is to expensive for me. they have a visiontek one but Im not sure how visiontek is.
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http://www.buy.com/prod/sapphire-rad...206500232.html

IS that a good place to buy from? The one on newegg is to expensive for me. they have a visiontek one but Im not sure how visiontek is.
The VisionTek 3870 at the Egg has gotten good reviews; and I've never really heard anything bad about VisionTek cards. If you want the Sapphire though, go for it. I've ordered stuff from Buy.com without a hitch. I actually got my 8800GTX from them a while back because it was on sale. Whatever you go for, I'd recommend a 3870 with a dual-slot cooler - both the Sapphire and Visiontek cards have them.
    
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