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i'm thinking about investing a lot of money into graphics cards. which is a better sli performer for all around (games, video, graphics)? the 3870 x2, or the 9800 gx2? do you have any charts for reference?
post #2 of 7
there both about the same it depends on what you like actually within that category.

but with ATi you must have a Crossfire board and Nvidia you must have a SLI board.

Or if your only doing one card it doesnt matter.
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the 9800GX2 isn't worth the money. save your pennies and get one of the new cards when they come out, + just go 9600GT/SLI for the moment
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9800GX2 is better than the 3870X2 in terms of gaming. And no i'm not biased it's FACT from every single review i have seen the 3870X2 does badly.
 
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I know the editors of MaximumPC picked the nVidia over the ATI...
 
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Originally Posted by Mhill2029 View Post
9800GX2 is better than the 3870X2 in terms of gaming. And no i'm not biased it's FACT from every single review i have seen the 3870X2 does badly.
i'm not as worried about the money, really - i'm just trying to find the one with the absolute best performance overall.

what about video and graphics performance? do the two cards have some benchmark numbers, or isn't there really anything out there besides gaming comparisons?
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As far as benchmarks go, if you do a 3dmark06 test it shows you the highest rated computer and that guy is using the amd phenom quad and the Ati card 3870x2 his 3dmark06 was almost 30k i think.
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