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upgrading from a x1900xtx which is starting to artifact they are both available for 130-140 here so was wondering whats the better deal, 3870 local is a sapphire make and the 9600gt is xfx, thanks for any input
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post #2 of 13
3870 should be faster then the 9600gt cause it matches up well with the 8800gt.
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post #3 of 13
Check the deals section...
VisionTek HD 3870 Over-Clocked Edition for $129.99 no rebates at Best Buy
    
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post #4 of 13
i would say that they are almost even, probs the 3870 would be about 1% faster
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post #5 of 13
They are both about even but the 9600GT due to it being an Nvidia card will have better driver support and outperform the HD3870 in a lot of Nvidia sponsored games.
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post #6 of 13
Quote:
Originally Posted by QuickS View Post
They are both about even but the 9600GT due to it being an Nvidia card will have better driver support and outperform the HD3870 in a lot of Nvidia sponsored games.
Yep.... id go with the 9600GT
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post #7 of 13
The 9600GT is better for AA.
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post #8 of 13
9600GT it is.
 
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post #9 of 13
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already purchased 9600 but saw the deal on the 3870s at best buy when i bought my lachesis today and was checking before the 9600 got here, thanks all
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post #10 of 13
3870 will outperform the 9600GT without AA. 9600GT will pull ahead a bit with AA.
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