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Radeon 3870 X2 VS GeForce 9800GX2

post #1 of 38
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Sry if this is a repeat thread (couldnt find it though)

basically compare the two cards
Radeon 3870 X2 VS GeForce 9800GX2

money vs quality and the sorts also how well they work with Intel cpu's.
(i heard nvidia works better with Intel; bogus?)
post #2 of 38
There is no performance gain by the processor. They both would work equally in that way.

The nvidia card would perform better overall, but with a huge cost on your chest.

My personal choice would be to go with the ati card. It can only get better with drivers.

However, if you have the money to throw around get the gx2.
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post #3 of 38
I prefer the 3870X2, I'm so fed up with nvidia drivers lately.
post #4 of 38
they both work the same with intel, the X2 just better for 3dmark and the GX2 are better for gaming and cost more.
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post #5 of 38
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R3870X2-T2D1G-OC $420

vs

9800 GX2 SSC 1GB $620

in your opinion is it worth the extra 200 if all im using it for is gaming?
post #6 of 38
what games are you using this for?
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what games and what resolutions?
    
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post #8 of 38
the GX2 is better for games whie the X2 is a better bencher and works better in crossfireX then the GX2 does in quad SLI
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post #9 of 38
No matter what game or resolution. The 3870X2 is the winner.

In most games the 9800GX2 suffers from stuttering. Not something you want out of a $600 card!

The X2 performs better in benchmarks and doesn't exactly get 'owned' in games. For $200 less.
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post #10 of 38
I'd go with the ATI card. The Priceerformance is better (imo).
    
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