First of all, it beats the 8800 Ultra hands down in most of the benchmarks. The 3870 X2 scores more the 8800Ultra in Call of Duty 4 by as much as 30% on a resolution of 1280 x 1024. And by 20% in F.E.A.R. Jump ahead to read more about this card.
Oh come on like that is a surprise, the 3870x2 is practically TWO cards welded together. Why not get back to us when you have sized it up against the 9800gx2
Actually, the good thing about this for ATI is that the 9800gx2 is only supposed to be 30% faster then the ultra... looks like another equal (or close to equal) card to the 9800gx2
I'm going to guess its better because AMD bought them out
LOL... yeah well done ATI....
basically 2 of your best cards beats nvidia's 2 year old offering! well done!!
Ohh how the mighty have fallen. I remember just 2 years ago when ATI and AMD ruled the gaming roost. Owning an AMD cpu or an ati gfx card now is a joke.
The key word there is beats. It doesn't matter that it's up against a 2 year old card or that it's a dual core. Up until now nothing has realy beaten out the ultra. What matters is that the 3870 x2 looks like it's going to out preform the Ultra and do it $200 cheaper(if the price sticks) at that. I must have missed the bad part of all this.
Obsolete already huh? Consoles for the win.
Does the cognitive dissonance hurt much?
Bubble you shouldn’t assume he even knows what cognitive dissonance is, most people don’t.
Perhaps, but wiki is only a few keystrokes away.
Isn't this democratisation of knowledge dandy :-)
Though considering his tenuous position on this matter, perhaps we should be happy he managed to log in :-)
uhhhh, dont make me laugh,, consoles suck, the technology that they use comes from PCs, so IMO PCs will always be the best gaming machines around, and the most versatile to...
todays consoles are just PC wannabes!!!
multi core gpus is a much better idea than multiple cards in a case
Dogs bark and dolphins swim.
i think it would be better to implement the same technology they use on todays CPUs, and instead of having two seperate GPUs on the PCB, put multiple GPUs on the same die, like the dual/quad core CPUs that are on the market just now...
About damn time AMD/ATi... Yeah your matched up against and older card. With the card being sold at $449 retail, it just can't be beat when comparing it to a $550+ Ultra card. If this is suggested retail we might be able to pick one up around $400.
I need a full review though from Anandtech before I make my final decision though.
...Now we just need those Phenom chips to pull out a miracle so I can finally upgrade.
What happens when you SLI an Ultra or get the 9800gx2? Huh?
Imagine the PSU. it would make the 360s power brick look like a credit card. And i imagine the heat 4 gfx cards stapled together would be significant also.
it is totally obvious that this card would beat an Ultra or GTX, considering these nvidia cards only have one GPU, and this ATI card has ummmm two GPU's, with 256mb extra RAM to...
just wait til the geforce 9800GX2 comes out, it will pwn this ATI card really hard!!!
also, i had a thought, instead of sticking two seperate GPUs on a card, why dont they implement the core 2 duo and AMD X2 dual core processors, and stick both GPUs onto the same die instead?
then that way, they could have quad GPU cards on a single PCB... that really would be something special!
i can see that happening actually in the not so distant future...
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