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does anybody even look at the already posted threads first? this is the, what, 60th thread exactly like this?
Why does everyone have to be so rude? He is looking for help. Overclock.net is a friendly community, and if someone needs help there is always people there.

If you don't have something nice to stay, then butt out.
post #12 of 20
I recommend 8800GT
post #13 of 20
When playing games you won't notice the difference in speed, what you will notice is the 8800's lack of dx10.1 support making it an inferior choice.
 
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The 3870 has dx10.1. I found that it was easy to overclock. The only bad thing is that linux support is worthless. If you are using microsoft then you should be fine with it.
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I am building a rig with two 3870's in Crossfire soon because I have heard that they are quite a powerful setup.
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DO NOT buy a HIS. I have heard of bad things on their 38xx line. Many have fan issues and overheat. Personally go with the TOXIC Sapphire or the PowerColor model with the ZeroTherm unit.
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post #17 of 20
They are close. I would say get the 3870. You will be pleased it a all around great card!

Plus AMD could use the money so they can get us nice quads.... "Thats not a good reason lol"
post #18 of 20
DX10.1 is pointless, what you will benefit from DX10.1 ?

Most games are still DX9, there are very few DX10 games, and until now there is no DX10.1 game. And I really don't see any difference between DX9 and DX10. BioShock, company of Heroes etc look the same in DX9 and DX10 mode

Also, DX10.1 is minor update of DX10. There is almost no difference.

And when DX10.1 games comes out, HD3870 would be an old and outdated video card.

So, having DX10.1 support is not an advantage over Nvidia
post #19 of 20
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DX10.1 is pointless, what you will benefit from DX10.1 ?

Most games are still DX9, there are very few DX10 games, and until now there is no DX10.1 game. And I really don't see any difference between DX9 and DX10. BioShock, company of Heroes etc look the same in DX9 and DX10 mode

Also, DX10.1 is minor update of DX10. There is almost no difference.

And when DX10.1 games comes out, HD3870 would be an old and outdated video card.

So, having DX10.1 support is not an advantage over Nvidia
Thats a very helpful post...not.

/rudeness

Having owned both cards, I would say get the 3870. The 8800GT performs like the little racecar it is, but the single slot cooling solution just doesn't impress me. I used to get like 65c temps with a VERY modest overclock load (not amazing, I know) but with my 3870, and with a similar overclock ratio I see much better temps.

And I'll be damned if the 3870's don't look cool as ****. When I got home with my 3870 from Fry's...I just sat and looked at it. Things pretty.

And I will be getting another 3870 for some crossfire action (X38 chipset almost necessitates it ) here soon. Maybe an X2 if I can muster the courage. I probably wont though.
    
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does anybody even look at the already posted threads first? this is the, what, 60th thread exactly like this?
Would you spend ages sifting through a huge forum looking for similar posts?

Lighten up please.
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