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Still milking the RV670 cow, AMD has given the okey for the making of the Radeon HD 3850 X2 and Asus is now the first to announce such a card. Just like its bigger brother, the 3850 X2 relies on two 55nm-built RV670 GPUs put on one PCB and linked through a PCIe bridge chip.

For the EAH3850X2/HTDI/1G, Asus hasn't strained too far from the basic idea but it did equip the card with the dual-fan, dual-slot cooling system also uses on the 3870 X2. Boasting 1GB of memory, the card offers no less than 640 Stream Processors, DirectX 10.1 support and has the GPU and memory clocks set to a 3850 standard - 668 and 1658 MHz respectively. The dual-DVI-featuring Radeon HD 3850 X2 is set to hit the stores later this month at a price tag hovering over the $300.

http://www.tcmagazine.com/comments.p...=19053&catid=2
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Awsome!!

Hopefully this will do well and give us a nice bridge between the 3870 and the 3870X2 to really put the pressure on Nvidia =)
    
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Whats that smell? ohh its ATI milking the 38x0 for everything its worth.

ATI board meeting:
"so what can we do to fill the mid-low end and the high-end?"

"we should tweak the core a bit!"

"shut up Steve, go sit in the corner"

"lets take a 3850 and slap another core on it and call it a new card!"


Seems right now, both Nvidia and ATI are throwing out some slightly tweaked G92 / RV(670 is it?), until the new stuff later in the year.
    
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These 2x cards are always a FAIL.
    
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These 2x cards are always a FAIL.
Funny...I have two of them and they are great so far. Making a statement like ALWAYS when there've hardly been a large number up until this year seems a bit much.

There have been failed attempts, but the latest ones sure seem to be doing well.
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These 2x cards are always a FAIL.
The top 14 places in 3DMARK06 says NO to that statement


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Whats that smell? ohh its ATI milking the 38x0 for everything its worth.
Is that a joke? You seriously can't be true saying that right after the 9 series was released... or the 8900 series as it should be called
    
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Whats that smell? ohh its ATI milking the 38x0 for everything its worth.

ATI board meeting:
"so what can we do to fill the mid-low end and the high-end?"

"we should tweak the core a bit!"

"shut up Steve, go sit in the corner"

"lets take a 3850 and slap another core on it and call it a new card!"


Seems right now, both Nvidia and ATI are throwing out some slightly tweaked G92 / RV(670 is it?), until the new stuff later in the year.
Nvidia certainly hasn't been bringing any fresh faces to the shelves lately either.


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These 2x cards are always a FAIL.
Mine works great. One of the best cards I have ever used.
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Is that a joke? You seriously can't be true saying that right after the 9 series was released... or the 8900 series as it should be called
If you will read carefully before posting like you should, you will see that I said nothing of the kind.

Also, dual cards ARE always fail for 99% of folks. Paying double the price for 30-70% of the performance isn't a very good deal, paying 50-60% of the price a few months down the road makes much better sense.
    
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Whats that smell? ohh its ATI milking the 38x0 for everything its worth.

ATI board meeting:
"so what can we do to fill the mid-low end and the high-end?"

"we should tweak the core a bit!"

"shut up Steve, go sit in the corner"

"lets take a 3850 and slap another core on it and call it a new card!"


Seems right now, both Nvidia and ATI are throwing out some slightly tweaked G92 / RV(670 is it?), until the new stuff later in the year.

Ah ha I'm crying!

Lol guys, notice he did comment about Nvidia at the bottom He wasn't being a fanboy

He stated that both Nvidia and ATI are milking the current generation of cards. And i quite agree.
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Hahaha "EPIC FAIL."

jk, i think the card looks pretty good The 9600GT puts serious heat on these 3850's though but the x2 version seems promising
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