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i have been thinking of getting a 3870 to go with my 3850 once i get it back form rma, or would i be better off getting another 3850?
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you can buy my 3870! it would perform pretty well it should give you a nice boost
    
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depending on the game/application, it performs about as well as a 3870 crossfire combo.
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post #4 of 12
From what I saw, two 3870s and a 3850/3870 perform very close to each other. Maybe 2-3FPS <1280x1024 and 3-8FPS <1280x1024.

I haven't really looked too much into it though, that was just the last time I looked with whatever drivers were out about a month ago.
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well i want to play that one game that nothing can max out lol
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post #6 of 12
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you can buy my 3870! it would perform pretty well it should give you a nice boost
pm me if you want
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well i want to play that one game that nothing can max out lol
then yeah, it'll be as good as it can get for now since that game maxes out CF scaling at two cards (or 1 x2).
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sweet this time i can play it in DX10 with hopefully high settings
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What resolution? I can do DX10 on high (slightly modified) on 1680x1050 for single player well.
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the highest my crt will go is 1600x1200
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