Published on 23rd January 2008 by
Originally Posted by naokajidisplayport and hdmi are still a big lie. only one of the cards pictured has one of those fancy nextgen connectors....
Originally Posted by Tim SHDMI is supported through a dongle that is supplied in the box and DisplayPort is added on a per-SKU basis (because of its lack of prominence in the market at the moment) - I'm pretty sure I mentioned both in the article.
Originally Posted by Tim Ssure, but then what happens when someone with a DVI display wants to connect their monitor? Most people have DVI monitors, so it makes sense to keep dual DVI for the time being on the 3650 and DVI/VGA on the lower-end cards because they're taylored more to the value segment. That said, I want to see VGA disappear of these cards and be replaced by either HDMI or DisplayPort.
Originally Posted by TyinsarWhat I wanted to see was details on the 3870 X2, Tomshardware (I only check it once every couple of weeks) had an article on it and I got to page 5 (of 19) before they pulled it - the title looked promising though.
Originally Posted by TyinsarCryptic eh? When might that be announced? Or would the NDA not allow you to disclose that? What does the average NDA allow & disallow? - Can you say: if you're under NDA, what you're under NDA for, when the NDA comes off, ...?
Originally Posted by completemadnesswhy do all the slides say "confidential" :o
Originally Posted by Naberius... its hardly like the 3850 and 3870 are top-end cards. They have absolutely nothing at the top end of the performance market.
Originally Posted by TyinsarActually if it wasn't for the 8800GT the 3850 & 3870 would be the best price / performance cards - even now they could be, depending on cost, it's a close call.
Originally Posted by oaskedThese had better be cheap. The nVidia 9600GT (according to reports) is almost as fast as a 8800GS. If that card is anything close to the price point of these cards, then for gaming there will be no competition at all.
Originally Posted by tk421i think of the 3850's and 3870 and want to compare them to the 9600 pro's ... great gaming cards for the price, but not too extravagant.
i ran a 9600 pro for 2 years before i felt the need to upgrade to my current x850 - and that is just now starting to feel crippled.
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