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Just a quick question as to how these would stack up against current gen cards? Im assuming around a 5770. Reason is im doing a budget build for $700NZ and im luking at buying some 2nd hand ICEQ 3870's. Cheers
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3870s are about on par with 8800GTs. I don't know if they scale similarly.
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3870s are about on par with 8800GTs. I don't know if they scale similarly.
They're quite noticably better then 8800gt's. My HTPC had a 8800GT and I noticed a good FPS increase going to a 3870.

I'd take a 3870 crossfire setup over a single 5770.
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I'm still rocking my Crossfire 3870's Solid set of cards for my res of 1680x1050. If they are cheaper then the 5770 get the 3870s.
 
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My bro still has one in his Phenom system and are still cranking out decent fps for his lower resolution.
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They're quite noticably better then 8800gt's. My HTPC had a 8800GT and I noticed a good FPS increase going to a 3870.

I'd take a 3870 crossfire setup over a single 5770.
Oh, right. 8800GTs were closer to 3850s. My bad.

Still, if you don't want the heat and/or don't have the power, the 5770 might be a good plan anyway.
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Just a quick question as to how these would stack up against current gen cards? Im assuming around a 5770. Reason is im doing a budget build for $700NZ and im luking at buying some 2nd hand ICEQ 3870's. Cheers
From what I remember reading and seeing on 3dmarks webpage, 2 preform a little better then a 5770. I was going to crossifre my 3870 but its really not worth it unless you can find one cheap. You have to remember that 3870s are DX10 where a 5770 is DX11.

I have a Sapphire 3870 with a Zalman VF1000 laying around.

Also remember, 5770s hit some pretty nice overclocks, which will easily put you over 2 3870s

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