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3870 X2 - Views - Any Good?

I have read hundreds of reviews on this card today...
Looked at benchmarks on different web sites...
all i have read kind of contradict each other in some way...

so...X2 owners...
the REAL people that buy and use the cards...
Money aside (as might be getting one off mate at a discounted rate)
Is this card any good?
Any obvious PROS and CONS that are not in the reviews i should know about?
Edited by Valllldondo - 6/17/08 at 6:37am
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Had one, loved it. Just make sure you download Rivatuner and set the fan to 40%, otherwise the cores will idle at 60+ degrees.
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like alex say, their fan management is somewhat bad.
Idles at 60-65 without rivatuner.

Power hunger
And i'm still having problems with the drivers in games (especially GRID for some reasons)

But still, if you are to buy now, i'd recommend it as they'll soon fix the problems.
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I was pulling 630 watts out of my battery backup last night playing Crysis... Can kind of get expensive if you sit here all day, not to mention the AC has to be turned way down to counteract the heat it puts out! The cards are nice in every game but Crysis, well, not THAT bad, but I have quite a bit of money tied up for quadfire, and I'm not THAT impressed... still play everything medium online (to keep framerates above 60 @ 1680x1050)
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Originally Posted by Valllldondo View Post
3870 X2 - Views - Any Good?

I have read hundreds of reviews on this card today...
Looked at benchmarks on different web sites...
all i have read kind of contradict each other in some way...

so...X2 owners...
the REAL people that buy and use the cards...
Money aside (as might be getting one off mate at a discounted rate)
Is this card any good?
Any obvious PROS and CONS that are not in the reviews i should know about?
You gonna run it on the board in your specs?
Choke the crap out of it, if you are.
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not sure if this counts, but i have 2 3870s and i love them. i upgraded from a 640mb 8800 gts which was nice, i still think 1 3870 topped the 3dmark score i used to get.


From what i have read so far ( doubt its true ) the 4870 is going to be close or better than the 3870x2 which would be nice but im sure its just speculation. Either way the day they are released im selling both my 3870s
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I love mine. If you can get it for 230 to 250, I would say get it instead of 4850. Otherwise, wait until sometimes dec.
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