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post #31 of 69
the 9600gt is just about on par with 3850 w/c is slightly powerful than a 4670 that is on par with the 9600gso. overall, the 3870 wins. though there are some games that favors the 9600gt.

here's one from our own:
http://www.overclock.net/graphics-ca...ested-new.html

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post #32 of 69
3870 is so outdated, and the 9600gt came out a few months ago.
Really new tech > old tech

get a 9600 gt, you'll be happier.
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post #33 of 69
9800Gt is better than both and is same price after rebate

u save $10 on teh pwercolor 3870 if u get the rebate. other than that, the 9800GT is same price as the 9600GT cause of the rebates.

it also depends on ur brand preference. name brands = more $$$

good luck with ur decision.

and if u go with the ati, i hope u have better drivers than i did.
    
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post #34 of 69
Quote:
Originally Posted by zelix View Post
3870 is so outdated, and the 9600gt came out a few months ago.
Really new tech > old tech

get a 9600 gt, you'll be happier.
3870 my be older then 9600GT but it is not outdated. It has DX10.1 and 9600GT only has DX10 which makes 3870 newer. Also its GDDR4.
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post #35 of 69
Get the 3870, I got mine Overlcocked to 875/1275
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i'd get a 4830 if it's just about the price range, plus you'll also get the new features.
   
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I don't know; I'd probably go with the 3870 if it were me. I'm an ATI fanboy but I do own an 8800GT.

http://www.techspot.com/article/88-g...870/page4.html

There's some scores.
Certainly looks like the 3870 is victor there. And it's not open box. Not to mention better drivers, and DX10.1.
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post #38 of 69
i have both a xfx 9600gt and a msi 3870 oc ed. and the 9600 out performs the 3870 in almost all cases
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post #39 of 69
i have a HIS IceQ3 3870 and an EVGA 9600GT. the 9600GT is faster.
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I would go with the 9600gt if I were you only because of all the tiny issues that ATI has since they are the same price and so close in performance.

Here is what would make me want the 9600gt even if there is an "easy" fix.

When you play cs:s, on d2, nuke, and a few other maps you need to play with dx.8 with ATI cards or you will see fog that can get you killed. Nvidia fixed the problem with drivers long ago, but ATI still has not. A 9600gt would not give you that problem.

Very small problem, but since they are so close in performance and the same price why not just get the 9600gt?

Also, bdurkin has 3870 crossfire and even he says the 9600gt is better most of the time. I would listen to his non biased opinion if his sig is the truth.

p.s. I always wanted 9600gt sli It scaled so well.
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