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Yo guys, I have just been offered a 3870 from a friend for $175 (CAD). It is almost new and in perfect condition. I just wanted to know a few things:

How much better is this card than my G80 GTS?
Is it worth it?

responses are appreciated

Slappa
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Better but not amazingly so. I would wait until the next gen cards as the gts will see you through all current games unlees youre on uber high res
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I've scored 14.5k in 3dmark06 with it at least with a 3870 using stock cooling but I don't know how that compares as I don't see many 3870 results that aren't the x2 version or in crossfire.
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I think that you should buy it right away
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Originally Posted by Slappa View Post
Yo guys, I have just been offered a 3870 from a friend for $175 (CAD). It is almost new and in perfect condition. I just wanted to know a few things:

How much better is this card than my G80 GTS?
Is it worth it?

responses are appreciated

Slappa
Well it's better but definitely not enough to warrant the upgrade.

Save your money.
post #6 of 19
i would go with a g92 card since the 9 series cards are just oc'ed versions of the 8 series cards.
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EDIT: I see you have a 320MB. Sorry. Here is the fixed link from Tom's Hardware. The 3870 barely edges out the GTS 320MB. I'd still stick with what you have, considering the difference is so small.
    
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post #8 of 19
You've got a 17 inch monitor so its not worth it
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post #9 of 19
don't bother... the card is about even with the 640mb version of the GTS. wait till a more substantial upgrade opportunity presents itself.
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post #10 of 19
stick with the 320, I bet it performs better in games with AA on anyway.
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