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Old 13-03-08, 05:05 PM
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9800GX2 vs HD3870X2 full review!

Finally a proper review is out, looks like 9800GX2 beat the HD3870X2 in almost every benchies! It's a pity that these early forceware drivers are buggy. Review

in English:

http://lly316.blogspot.com/2008/03/g...d-3870-x2.html

in Chinese:

http://www.pconline.com.cn/diy/graph...3/1241871.html

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Old 13-03-08, 05:15 PM
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0? 0? What do you mean 0!

So it's good without AA but with AA, well, just no.
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Old 13-03-08, 05:22 PM
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0? 0? What do you mean 0!

So it's good without AA but with AA, well, just no.
Read the article, 0 apparently means "failed to run"
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Old 13-03-08, 05:23 PM
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Yeah, that's what I meant.
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Old 13-03-08, 06:59 PM
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Hmmm so it shows promise but needs better drivers.. Drastically.
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Old 13-03-08, 07:22 PM
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Has AA problems but they can easily be fixed. Forceware drivers have been particularly buggy with AA recently.
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Old 13-03-08, 07:49 PM
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Maybe a good card a1fter all guys!

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Old 13-03-08, 08:30 PM
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Its not bad, as expected really, 2 GT's in sli are faster than 2 3870's in CF, 2 GTs cost more...

With the 'new' gtx coming in at $300 (see the 9800gtx testing thread) i think 790i with 9800gtx sli is my next rig. maybe.

AMD have 'Thunder' which is set to shake things up again!

Not that impressed with anything atm tbh
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Old 14-03-08, 05:10 AM
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Its not bad, as expected really, 2 GT's in sli are faster than 2 3870's in CF, 2 GTs cost more...

With the 'new' gtx coming in at $300 (see the 9800gtx testing thread) i think 790i with 9800gtx sli is my next rig. maybe.

AMD have 'Thunder' which is set to shake things up again!

Not that impressed with anything atm tbh
AMD Thunder does sound interesting. Has Thunder got anything to do with the rumored RV770 with 800 shaders?
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Old 14-03-08, 05:46 AM
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Hey, do read the review again, seems like the one in English, updated the review.

http://lly316.blogspot.com/2008/03/g...d-3870-x2.html

I spotted these changes:

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CoJ --> Although the 9800 GX2 is 1 fps faster than the AMD, but it was unable to run the benchmark with 4xAA turn on. It happened at the moment the benchmark begins, it bounced right back into desktop. Therefore, the score is recorded as zero.

UT3--> Correction:

Just like the previous game benchmarks, 9800 GX2 took the lead easily without AA.

But performance decreased drastically with 4xAA/16xAF turned on, resulting with a single digit fps on the average. Thus the score is once again recorded as zero. (There were no errors encountered here)

WIC--> Again, when AA is turned on for the GeForce 9800 GX2, an error message appears. Thus the score is recorded as zero.
Do tell me if you spotted other updates.
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