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where do you see that?
In his wild dreams.

To the guy that referred to the drivers possibly being final, there not. The Quad SLI driver isn't coming until the 25th apparantly.
 
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In his wild dreams.

To the guy that referred to the drivers possibly being final, there not. The Quad SLI driver isn't coming until the 25th apparantly.
Bummer. Waiting on drivers is teh sux. At least you won't have to wait as long as I did for the CrossfireX drivers.

And yeah, you can find a 3870x2 for as low as $409.99 on the egg. Not a bad deal at all IMO.
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Bummer. Waiting on drivers is teh sux. At least you won't have to wait as long as I did for the CrossfireX drivers.

And yeah, you can find a 3870x2 for as low as $409.99 on the egg. Not a bad deal at all IMO.
It's even more painful than when i had to wait a week for a new PSU to use SLI with my 8800GTX's, having a card sitting in a box is .

This time around i feel the wait could be worth it. QUAD SLI FTW maybe?

Then again saying that....i might have to wait another week to even use QUAD SLI after the driver is released! I may need a more powerful PSU.
 
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Easily the worst review i've ever seen from tweaktown. I can't trust any of those numbers when the 8800GT is on top 50% of both the 9800GX2 and the already proven faster 3870X2.
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post #25 of 48
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It's even more painful than when i had to wait a week for a new PSU to use SLI with my 8800GTX's, having a card sitting in a box is .

This time around i feel the wait could be worth it. QUAD SLI FTW maybe?

Then again saying that....i might have to wait another week to even use QUAD SLI after the driver is released! I may need a more powerful PSU.
Yeah, i jumped the gun when i bought my 3870 in february. So for a good week and a half, i just had a little space heater in my case. Oh well, it's all good now. I'm really looking forward to you and Elmike duking it out (if it's still on). I wanna see Quadfire vs. QuadSLI .

Let' hope Nvidia can make some real polished drivers pronto. Otherwise ATi might not feel the impetus to release R700 in Q2.
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im going to buy the card i think its got potential i mean under Windows XP it got a 1000-2000 Gain 3dmark 06 in XP with a bit of overclocking and then getting new drivers i think it will be a good investment hopefully it doesnt cost more then 500-600aus, but besides that im going to buy it
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im going to buy the card i think its got potential i mean under Windows XP it got a 1000-2000 Gain 3dmark 06 in XP with a bit of overclocking and then getting new drivers i think it will be a good investment hopefully it doesnt cost more then 500-600aus, but besides that im going to buy it
Honestly, i think you have no reason to buy this card with the display in you sig. an 8800 GT would work fine, and cost a whole lot less. And BTW it's pegged at $600 USD, so it'll probably cost an arm and a leg in Australia.
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post #28 of 48
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In his wild dreams.

To the guy that referred to the drivers possibly being final, there not. The Quad SLI driver isn't coming until the 25th apparantly.
Be nice Mark...

As we both know, I can provide any number of online reviews comparing the ati 3870x2 to a pair of 8800GT in SLI with the GT's ahead in almost all tests.

The GX2 is a bit murkier simply because there is very little hard data published. Sure 2 of them will be faster than 2 GT's but that's to be expected.

Mind you even if 2 GT's in SLI are equal to a single 9800GX2, there is still the $200 price difference.....



http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardw...2-review.ars/2
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WOW look at that 8800GT go. I think both the GX2 and the X2 are very underpowered. They show very very very very little boots in speed even at high res.
    
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Be nice Mark...

As we both know, I can provide any number of online reviews comparing the ati 3870x2 to a pair of 8800GT in SLI with the GT's ahead in almost all tests.

The GX2 is a bit murkier simply because there is very little hard data published. Sure 2 of them will be faster than 2 GT's but that's to be expected.

Mind you even if 2 GT's in SLI are equal to a single 9800GX2, there is still the $200 price difference.....



http://arstechnica.com/reviews/hardw...2-review.ars/2
Double-U-TEE-EFF?

I scored 14,533 completely stock on air with a dual core that wasn't overclocked any at all. How can they even score below that?

looks like the hd3870 is top in that graph anyways.. might as well get those since they are cheaper than 8800gt's.
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