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R680: AMD ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2

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Naberius 28th January 2008, 13:27 Quote
This is the news I have been waiting for, hopefully it is as good as it looks.
mrb_no1 28th January 2008, 13:31 Quote
i agree. Cant wait for the article to come out

peace
naokaji 28th January 2008, 13:32 Quote
higher clocked core, but GDDR3 at lower clocks instead of GDDr4 on the 3870...

so, what will end up faster? 3870x2 or 2x 3870?
Angleus 28th January 2008, 13:40 Quote
Tbh Im not getting my hopes up, I'm pleased they've finally got a proper top end card out, but I doubt its gonna be that great :(
lewchenko 28th January 2008, 13:43 Quote
Reviews on 'the web' indicate its a fair bit faster than an 8800 GT and a GTX, but not as fast as 2x 8800 GT's. As its a single card which is considerably cheaper than 2x 8800GT's the overall outcome is very favourable.

And the other good news is that its NOT crossfire either. (Works as a single slot card). There may be two GPU's on one card, but its not like the Nvidia solution (7950 GX2 card) which was a bug ridden SLI piece of rubbish.

Looks like ATI has a hit on its hands.

Wonder what UK pricing will be. About time AMD/ATI had some good news.
naokaji 28th January 2008, 13:50 Quote
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Originally Posted by lewchenko
Wonder what UK pricing will be. About time AMD/ATI had some good news.

ocuk got it listed for exactly the price of 2x 3870. (300£)
Redbeaver 28th January 2008, 14:27 Quote
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Originally Posted by naokaji


so, what will end up faster? 3870x2 or 2x3870?

this is a good question.
badders 28th January 2008, 14:32 Quote
Considering the fact that many review sites are having driver troubles, and that is usually what trips ATI/AMD up on the first hurdle, if the real-world benchmarks place this at about 8800Ultra levels, then surely they can achieve more with better (i.e. not rushed) drivers?
DXR_13KE 28th January 2008, 14:36 Quote
i am waiting for bit review on this.
legoman666 28th January 2008, 14:38 Quote
Anandtech has a nice review of it up: http://anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3209

Anand is always better than the trash that tom's and Kyle at HardOCP put out. That said, can't wait for the Bit article on it.
Jamie 28th January 2008, 14:47 Quote
I'm getting flashbacks to the Voodoo 4 and 5
yakyb 28th January 2008, 14:54 Quote
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Originally Posted by badders
Considering the fact that many review sites are having driver troubles, and that is usually what trips ATI/AMD up on the first hurdle, if the real-world benchmarks place this at about 8800Ultra levels, then surely they can achieve more with better (i.e. not rushed) drivers?

what driver problems are these all the reviews i have read stsate there has been no driver problems and it out performs the ultras
DXR_13KE 28th January 2008, 14:56 Quote
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Originally Posted by yakyb
what driver problems are these all the reviews i have read stsate there has been no driver problems and it out performs the ultras
if that is true then ATI is back in the game......
WhiskeyAlpha 28th January 2008, 15:13 Quote
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Originally Posted by lewchenko
As its a single card which is considerably cheaper than 2x 8800GT's the overall outcome is very favourable.

This is either an assumption or you've been misinformed; I've seen many deals for 8800GT @ £150, which puts it at exactly the same price-point as the new 3870x2. ;)
naokaji 28th January 2008, 15:19 Quote
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Originally Posted by WhiskeyAlpha
This is either an assumption or you've been misinformed; I've seen many deals for 8800GT @ £150, which puts it at exactly the same price-point as the new 3870x2. ;)

2x 8800GT requires you to use a nvidia mainboard though, while with 3870x2 your free to use good mainboards.
WhiskeyAlpha 28th January 2008, 15:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by naokaji
2x 8800GT requires you to use a nvidia mainboard though, while with 3870x2 your free to use good mainboards.

Lol, a little OT but oh so true.
Brooxy 28th January 2008, 16:04 Quote
So does it come with a nuclear power supply, or do we have to go and buy one? Otherwise it looks good, been waiting for a high end ATi card for a while now, and hopefully this will come up well.
legoman666 28th January 2008, 16:26 Quote
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Originally Posted by Brooxy
So does it come with a nuclear power supply, or do we have to go and buy one? Otherwise it looks good, been waiting for a high end ATi card for a while now, and hopefully this will come up well.

Heh, now everyone who has bought into marketing hype and purchased a PSU >800w will actually start to be able to use it to >50% of it's capacity.
pumpman 28th January 2008, 18:51 Quote
according to the review on Hexus, it draws about the same power as an 8800gtx
pumpman 28th January 2008, 18:57 Quote
wonder when we will see the first quad core gpu ?
Nexxo 28th January 2008, 19:08 Quote
When we have the first six foot deep computer case. :p
Tyinsar 28th January 2008, 19:10 Quote
Thanks for the news. Two questions:

1) Does ATI's "stretch" mode (ATI equivalent of Nvidia's Span) work with this?

2) When using both outputs are both GPUs working? (I ask because on my 7950 GX2 if I used 2 monitors the second GPU did nothing :()
wuyanxu 28th January 2008, 19:16 Quote
this card looks a lot better than nVidia's "glue-2-G92-together" 9800GX2.

but im still waiting for a single GPU best card to upgrade to
(conditions: at least 1.6x the performance of 8800GTX, only require me to put in £200 after selling my 8800GTX)
WTF_Shelley 28th January 2008, 19:28 Quote
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Originally Posted by WhiskeyAlpha
Lol, a little OT but oh so true.

Yep it as a built in SLI bridge chip between the gpus, so it appears to the O.S. a single 3875. Question, as it appears as a single card is the cards power still reliant on games providing SLI profiles like two discrete cards
Teh C 28th January 2008, 20:26 Quote
If these outperform 8800GTX's, will a quad Crossfire become the new ultimate fps machine? I sure hope so if they use the same power. :D
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