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[Newegg] 3850X2 Has hit the shelves*, how much?

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For 350$ USD you can have your very own 3850X2.
Here is a link from newegg for the Asus model, and hopefully some other companies will release their models, but so far Asus has been the only company interested in the 3850X2(X3) Idea.

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814121245

Unlike the 3870X2, the 3850X2 does not have a faster/slower core or faster/slower memory.
668MHz Core and 1650MHz GDDR3.
The pricing isn't ideal in my opinion, something around 300$ would be more suited, since you can buy 2 3850s (HIS) for 129.99 each and have them in CrossFire for 100$ less than the single card solution. Even if you don't have a CrossFire motherboard, the 100$ difference allows you to buy a AMD or Intel CrossFire motherboard. Not to mention the 3870X2s are only 50$ more, and the HIS 3870X2 has a MIR that brings its final price to 10$ above the 3850X2, which the 3870X2 would stomp out the 3850X2.

The cooling solution on the Asus HD3850X2, though, looks very good in the photos supplied by newegg. It has two fans and pushes air out the back of the case. The package includes:
Asus Radeon HD3850X2
VGA Drivers
ATi CrossFire Internal Connection Bridge
1 x DVI to VGA Dongle
1 x DVI to HDMI with 5.1 Sound
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Quick Start Guide/Manual
Power Adapter (2 x Molex > 1 x 6pin PCIe Power)
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I dont know what shelfs are, but usually computer products can be found on shelves at a store near you.


OT: just wait until RV770.
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I'm not very familiar with ATI cards, how does this perform?
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Originally Posted by joemaniaci View Post
I dont know what shelfs are, but usually computer products can be found on shelves at a store near you.
lol who cares. should be easily recognize what he is trying to say


initial pricing that is i guess, should go down soon enough.
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$350? You can get Tri-fire 3850s for that much!


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Yeah, no kidding. Even a 3870 x2 is only $10-20 more and will put this thing to shame.
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Can these be flashed to 3870 speeds? If so it might be worth the savings....but probably not.
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pricing, pricing, pricing...who are they trying to fool?
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Can these be flashed to 3870 speeds? If so it might be worth the savings....but probably not.
It has been rumored before; that the normal 3850s are of lower quality and don't make the cut to be a full fledged 3870 at 777MHz. If this is true then the 3850X2 would be in the same boat as the 3850s in that it cant reach 800 - 850MHz easily. At least I haven't seen some 3850s clock that high, where as 3870s can be volt-modded to 900-1000MHz on liquid cooling.
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It has been rumored before; that the normal 3850s that they are of lower quality and don't make the cut to be a full fledged 3870 at 777MHz. If this is true then the 3850X2 would be in the same boat as the 3850s in that it cant reach 800 - 850MHz easily. At least I haven't seen some 3850s clock that high, where as 3870s can be volt-modded to 900-1000MHz on liquid cooling.
Yea my system freezes as soon as there is any GPU load at 777.
    
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