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post #21 of 78
3870 will kill it

I may get 2 and sell my 8800GT... or one X2
post #22 of 78
9600GT! but the MSI 8800GTS 512 can be had for $195 AR, comes with the game the witcher, and will destroy both.
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814127325
$195 with a free game is a much better deal than the other 2 cards.
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Originally Posted by VCheeZ View Post
Lookie here, this is why I say 9600gt in SLI...
Yeah but that chart (wherever you got it from) doesn't compare 3870's in Crossfire, which, IMO, would outperform two 9600GT's, especially with the black screen problems they are having.

My vote = 3870 in this case.
     
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post #24 of 78
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Originally Posted by c00lkatz View Post
Yeah but that chart (wherever you got it from) doesn't compare 3870's in Crossfire, which, IMO, would outperform two 9600GT's, especially with the black screen problems they are having.

My vote = 3870 in this case.
2 things:
What is this black screen problem you refer to? I have no such probs.
and just for the record, benchmarks>opinions
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post #25 of 78
I don't see where people think the 3870 is hands-down the fastest. It is faster on lower resolutions, but at higher resolutions with post-processing (AA, AF, HDR) effects applied, the 9600GT does pull ahead. Almost any review out there will reflect that.
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post #26 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by VCheeZ View Post
2 things:
What is this black screen problem you refer to? I have no such probs.
and just for the record, benchmarks>opinions
Benchmarks that don't compare apples to apples are useless. In that chart, the HD3870 already beats the 9600GT. Then once crossfire, the scaling is better so it would STILL beat the 9600GTs in SLI.
post #27 of 78
Keep in mind the 9600GTs recently got quite a price drop (at least in canada and UK) I found some as low as $129.99 CAN on ncix.com o_o Then again the 3870 is pretty cheap these days as well...
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post #28 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by VCheeZ View Post
2 things:
What is this black screen problem you refer to? I have no such probs.
and just for the record, benchmarks>opinions
Do a search and you'll know exactly what I'm talking about. I didn't buy a 9600GT when they came out specifically so I could let other people test them before I made the plunge. Glad I did.

And no, real world gaming performance > benchmarks. My/our opinions have nothing to do with it.
     
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post #29 of 78
Quote:
Originally Posted by NrGx View Post
Benchmarks that don't compare apples to apples are useless. In that chart, the HD3870 already beats the 9600GT. Then once crossfire, the scaling is better so it would STILL beat the 9600GTs in SLI.
...IYO?

Here:





They are close, but the 9600GT SLI wins. Especially when turning on AA or AF

For the record...it twas a good fight
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post #30 of 78
^^^ Thanks for posting that. Most people jump on recommending the 3870 without really looking into it. The 9600GT faster with AA and AF enabled in just about every game, and its generally cheaper.
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