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I want to see some benchamarks of a 3870 crossfired with a 3850. With prices dropping I think a lot of 3850 owners would be apt to purchase a 3870 if the performance improvement was significant.

Ths scaling in those benchmarks looks really good. Each card added made for significant performance increases (in the games, which is what matters).
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Ya but just to get to CFX would be something, tell me this how many ppl actually play crysis? Also I am sure X4 will get better in the weeks to come.
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Ya but just to get to CFX would be something, tell me this how many ppl actually play crysis? Also I am sure X4 will get better in the weeks to come.
A lot of people play crysis ...

not sure what you are getting at here?

crossfirex has benefits for a variety of games and applications as outlined by this article
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Yea they'll have it working soon. I swear, their driver team must be REALLY busy.....I mean they churn out a new driver every month................and they're always of high quality.
From my perspective, not so really. Maybe it's cuz until yesterday I was running a 1650PRO. The 8.1 and 8.2 drivers were a bit wierd, but they still ran. At least they put out new ones every month. You have to give them huge props for that. ATI FTW!
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Also new to the Catalyst v8.3 release is official support at the software level for DirectX 10.1 and the hardware tessellator built into the RV670 GPU. Although support for DX10.1 and hardware tessellation was available in hardware, the software mechanisms necessary to expose the functionality had not been incorporated into ATI’s drivers until now.
What about the hardware tessellator built into the HD2000 series? It is little talked about, but it's the same as the one in the HD3000 series so it had better be supported.
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What about the hardware tessellator built into the HD2000 series? It is little talked about, but it's the same as the one in the HD3000 series so it had better be supported.
QFT, exactly what i was thinking
    
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From my perspective, not so really. Maybe it's cuz until yesterday I was running a 1650PRO. The 8.1 and 8.2 drivers were a bit wierd, but they still ran. At least they put out new ones every month. You have to give them huge props for that. ATI FTW!
Well after a certain time period you really can't expect much improvement on older cards.....I mean eventually they have to press on and focus on the new cards.
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I am very, very happy this is official. I have 2 more HD 3870's waiting to jump into my machine!
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Originally Posted by Erwin_Rommel View Post
will tri-crossfire (1 3870X2 and one normal 3870) work on 580x crossfire boards? because after all, it is the exact same southbridge as the 790fx boards, just the cpu socket is different
Tri and Quad fire are available only on 790FX, not even my 790X can do it because i simply don't have the PCIE2 slots for it. (Not enough, only 2 here. )
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post #30 of 33
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Well after a certain time period you really can't expect much improvement on older cards.....I mean eventually they have to press on and focus on the new cards.
Understood. This was more of a gripe against how outdated my 1650 was. At least they do try to work on the "legacy" stuff, but yeah, even if I hadn't gotten the 3850 I understand that cards that old would be getting put on the back burner when it comes to new drivers. I'm glad I got something new, but I'll be fond of that little single slot 1650PRO pumping out Oblivion on low settings.
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