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Well,

SLI 8800 GTS 320 = $297 USD

Xfire 3870 = $243 USD


which is better?


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xfire 3870

unless you love using Anti Aliasing

but if you are buying new cards, don't get those.....the the newer HD4850, or a 9800gtx(+) (depending on whether your board is SLI or Xfire)

the new cards are cheaper and will perform similarily

PS: if i'm not mistaken, the 8800gt outperforms the 8800gts 320 by a reasonable margin
Edited by SyncMaster753 - 6/28/08 at 5:53pm
    
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Originally Posted by go.kyuu View Post
Well,

SLI 8800 GTS 320 = $297 USD

Xfire 3870 = $243 USD


which is better?


Cheers
were did you find these deals?
and just to double check you do mean 2 8800gts vs 2 3870?
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yeap 2 of each card, these deals are two local deals so they are second hand.
    
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o ok
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More opinions please

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post #7 of 18
you might want to look at the 9800gtx+ or the 4850 for around 200 - 220

both in single will nearly match ether of those you listed in dual form.
and then buy another down the road.
Edited by drewfus - 6/28/08 at 6:06pm
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post #8 of 18
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So I've been working things out


3870 = ATI's high-end last generation card

Pros: Quieter, uses less power, a LOT cooler
Cons: I guess it's older

4850 = ATI's mid-range current card

Pros: About 15-20% faster than the 3870
Cons: Runs way too hot (80+ degrees Celcius under load)
    
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imop temp does not mater as long as they perform
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I put this in another thread, but enjoy, its from expreview, its 3870 crossfire vs. 8800GT SLI (Which I believe is faster than the 8800GTS 320MB)




Power Consumption




To read the whole review, here:

http://en.expreview.com/2007/11/26/h...vs-8800gt-sli/

Enjoy~

Hope this helps with your dilemma, the 3870's are slightly slower or faster against the 8800GTS but the price difference definitely makes the 3870's the better value/performance.
Edited by onexero - 6/28/08 at 6:20pm
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