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post #11 of 28
Honest yes, but a bit harsh I think, of course I came from an 8800GTS 320MB so I had a crappy card to begin with.

I think the 3870X2 is a pretty good card with decent performance.

Drivers haven't given me any problems though so can't complain there.
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post #12 of 28
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Originally Posted by prometheus2072 View Post
I have the 3870X2 and wished I never bothered getting it, explains why I haven't used ATI based cards in over 6 years.

Rubbish drivers, exceptionally buggy and not as fast as you would expect for the price.

I too have the same card, and so far regret purchasing it. my previous card was a 2900xt 1GB.

3870x2's Performance is absolutely terrible. games tend to drop in framerates (to single digits..) after about 5 or so minutes of play.

The latest hotfix also did not correct this serious issue for me.

If 8.4 fails to fix it; this card is up on ebay and i'm doing the switch to Nvidia.
post #13 of 28
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I too have the same card, and so far regret purchasing it. my previous card was a 2900xt 1GB.

3870x2's Performance is absolutely terrible. games tend to drop in framerates (to single digits..) after about 5 or so minutes of play.

The latest hotfix also did not correct this serious issue for me.

If 8.4 fails to fix it; this card is up on ebay and i'm doing the switch to Nvidia.
I hear you, the worst upgrade I have ever made, it seems that ATI/AMD really shot themselves in the foot when they brought this out. A potentially great card that was just not ready for retail, because the drivers are such cr*p. How the hell can they think that they can sell a product that isn't stable enough to play the latest games from the get go & people have to wait at least a month for an updated driver that may or may not fix their problems.
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Even my X1950PRO was a piece of crap with drivers. All sorts of glitches, crashed and errors.

Since I got my 8800GT I haven't had a single crash, hiccup or problem.
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Negative, I have a HIS 3870x2, and I love it. I have always ran Nvidia graphic cards until now. I am so impressed with this card, with the catalyst 8.3 drivers, it runs every game maxed with the exception of crysis. I bumped the core clock to 900 mhz, turned the fans to 60% and suddenly I went from 14,000 3dmark06 with my 8800 GTX to 20,000 with my 3870x2.
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before my windows corrupted i was benching near 14k and i was happy with it. But since reinstalling everything i cant get above 11800. What gives?
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Problem = Windows. Nothing wrong with the card or the drivers. Plenty of users out there that can attest to that.
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Even my X1950PRO was a piece of crap with drivers. All sorts of glitches, crashed and errors.

Since I got my 8800GT I haven't had a single crash, hiccup or problem.
I had a X1950PRO and absolutely loved it. No problems at all during the time I owned it.
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I hear you, the worst upgrade I have ever made, it seems that ATI/AMD really shot themselves in the foot when they brought this out. A potentially great card that was just not ready for retail, because the drivers are such cr*p. How the hell can they think that they can sell a product that isn't stable enough to play the latest games from the get go & people have to wait at least a month for an updated driver that may or may not fix their problems.
Do you also complain about Vista 64-bit? That's also very buggy, and a terrible...TERRIBLE upgrade.
    
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Do you also complain about Vista 64-bit? That's also very buggy, and a terrible...TERRIBLE upgrade.
Vista 64bit works great, so does my 3870x2. I have no issues with it, and I get awesome frames rates.

I'm getting tired of people bashing on Vista and especially 64-bit... argh!
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