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Old 07-06-08, 04:23 PM
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OC3D Review: Dual-GPU Comparison - 3850x2 vs 3870x2 vs 9800GX2

"We pit three dual-GPU cards against eachother so see which offers the best performance per pound."

Dual-GPU Comparison - 3850x2 vs 3870x2 vs 9800GX2

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Old 07-06-08, 04:31 PM
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good review as always

good to see that ATi have actually worked their way into a comfortable spot in the market
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Old 07-06-08, 04:40 PM
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kool - should be a good read as ive just bought a 9800GX2 and already own a 3870X2
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Old 07-06-08, 04:54 PM
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I`m always keen to see comparisons on a per-cost basis. I think it`s very important for people who intend to build the best pcs they can, with the budget they have available.

It`s not merely the case that with limited funds ur going to end up with a crap pc, but more that u have to be wizer about the parts u use for what. Value.

Same is to be said for cpus.

The only thing about these comparisons is that they can change so quickly. Next week or month, the prices change and the performance per cost changes - and yet u `can` be left with the memory of what the previous review said.

I`d like to see a push for a sale based on what grocery supermarkets have for products.

There are enough benches about, and as long as all the factors are taken into consideration - maybe at the start of each year, some1 like Futuremark can name a "performance" pc, afa they concerned. Thereafter in the year, the products for sale can have $4.50/frame08 ($3.75/frame08OC) - or something similar attached to them - based on their results within that PC setup.

Crazy idea, but it only takes some1 in someplace like Futuremark to mention it at a meeting and we`ll all be seeing it in the ads. Don`t think they necessarily need to take to AMD/nVidia about it, and have their legal people draw up a waterproof disclaimer.

Meh, I`d like it. Same for cpus.

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Old 07-06-08, 06:15 PM
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Yup, the frame per pound is very good

Its good to see a review that compares them all..


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Old 08-06-08, 07:59 PM
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Except a 3850x2 is like impossible to find and 3870x2 are cheaper anyway

Whatever happened to the GDDR4 models then :S

Nice review though, I think cards should be based on frames relative to money a lot more.
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