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Poll Results: Which one?

 
  • 47% (34)
    3780
  • 52% (37)
    9600GT
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post #11 of 48
Without checking if the 3870 is like the older ATI cards then your friend would definitely need to also buy a high end psu, with the 9600 chances are they will be ok with what they have. High end ATI card are real power hungry.
post #12 of 48
the 3870 isn't very hungry at all.

It only needs one 6 pin PCIe connector, (compared to the two that the GTX required).

I always say this, because I think it's important to note with any of these cards, if you intend to use a single card solution, then you pick the one that suits you best, the 3870 really prefers high resolutions, and it still needs some work on it's drivers that's for sure. The 9600GT looks all bells and whistles right now, but if I've learned anything about Nvidia it's to stay away from most anything with a 6 as the second number.

Now, if you intend to ever use multiple cards, I think the answer is easier, 3870, CrossfireX is due out soon, and you get to use the much more stable Intel chipsets. Nvidia chipsets (and I used a 680i for quite awhile) are simply not worth the time or money.
    
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post #13 of 48
I voted 3870, if you have room in your budget I would go with the 3870X2

Good Luck in choosing your graphics card
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post #14 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by mega_option101 View Post
I voted 3870, if you have room in your budget I would go with the 3870X2

Good Luck in choosing your graphics card
The 3870X2 is monsterously more expensive than either of these... the logical step up from these cards is the higher end 8-series, not the X2.


Anyway, I chose the 9600GT, because it should be little cheaper, and it handles AA/AF a lot better. It also scales surprisingly well in SLI.
post #15 of 48
Quote:
Originally Posted by Namrac View Post
The 3870X2 is monsterously more expensive than either of these... the logical step up from these cards is the higher end 8-series, not the X2.


Anyway, I chose the 9600GT, because it should be little cheaper, and it handles AA/AF a lot better. It also scales surprisingly well in SLI.
Ditto.
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post #16 of 48
try and convince him to get a 8800gt,otherwise i would say go for the 3870.
9600gt surely looks nice right now but a 64 shader count just dosen't look promising enough for future-proofing.
http://www.bit-tech.net/hardware/200...ormance_1q08/5
    
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post #17 of 48
They are both the same, but go with the 3870 - ATI Needs support =]
    
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post #18 of 48
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Originally Posted by HauntSheep View Post
They are both the same, but go with the 3870 - ATI Needs support =]
Haha!

ATI's Q1 financial results = 82% pity sales?
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post #19 of 48
Its funny how most of you guys that have an ati voted for the 3870.. and the ones that have a nvidia card voted for the 9600.

I voted for ati
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post #20 of 48
Quote:
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Its funny how most of you guys that have an ati voted for the 3870.. and the ones that have a nvidia card voted for the 9600.

I voted for ati
I vote in favor of what benchmarks say.
    
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