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Just a quickie.

I have a few months of spending before the wife draws shut the purse strings. I was thinking about picking up a 3870 and 3850 for some crossfire fun, but I wasn't sure if that was the best option.

I've got an old 8800 GTS (G80) 320mb and it's showing it's age a bit.

Question is - get a 3870 and 3850 now or wait until 48xx?

there's no question of which company I'll be buying from. ATi is the only thing keeping Nvid from total domination of the market so I'll be siding with the reds. But... when's that pesky 48xx out and will a 3870 paired with a 3850 compare favourably?
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The actual performance of the 4XXX series is unknown right now

It's expected to be very good though so I guess you should wait
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I just got my HD 3870 today and I couldn't be happier. The 4850 won't be out till mid June, and then the 4870 after that, plus initial high prices. Just isn't worth it to me. Got mine for $180 but it came with 4 games, 3d06, and an HDMI adapter + cable so I got more then my money's worth.
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8800GTS is a bit slower then 3870 512. I think you GTS can hold you a bit longer . Hack my 7600GT has . Wait for HD4000 and you will see a reall upgrade. If the price is right then you can get 2 for 500$ and CF them
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post #5 of 20
8800GTS = HD 3850
8800GS = 9600GSO
9600GT = Hd 3870 = 2900XT
8800GT = 8800GTS

Just to put it in a nutshell.
Edited by darksideleader - 5/14/08 at 4:00pm
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Quote:
Originally Posted by darksideleader View Post
8800GTS = HD 3850
8800GS = 9600GSO
9600GT = Hd 3870 = 2900XT
8800GT = 8800GTS

Just to put it in a nutshell.
9600GT = 2900XT???
8800GTS = 3850???

Have you lost your mind???
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post #7 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by darksideleader View Post
8800GTS = HD 3850
8800GS = 9600GSO
9600GT = Hd 3870 = 2900XT
8800GT = 8800GTS

Just to put it in a nutshell.
This table makes no sense to me...

9600GT >= 3850 && < 3870
8800GT >= 3870 && < 8800 GTS
post #8 of 20
Quote:
Originally Posted by darksideleader View Post
8800GTS = HD 3850
8800GS = 9600GSO
9600GT = Hd 3870 = 2900XT
8800GT = 8800GTS

Just to put it in a nutshell.
Is it possibly that the nutshell which you describe is high on crack?

How did any of that make sense?
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Is it possibly that the nutshell which you describe is high on crack?

How did any of that make sense?
LMAO, refer to my correction above your post
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Maybe he's referring to 8800GTS 320mb (/g80)?
    
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