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#41
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Much better, but not quite there yet:

http://www.anandtech...aspx?i=3151&p=1

At least it gives me hope we'll see a competitive high-end product from ATI in the first months of next year.

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OK, ATI may have a winner on their hands after all!

"The Sapphire HD 3780 is by far the best video card that I have ever tested by ATi."

Source: http://www.overclock...pphire_hd_3870/

It's better than the 8800 GTS 640MB at higher resolutions and it costs HALF of that card!

I would get TWO HD 3870 for the same price I paid for my aging X1950XTX! Pretty sweet.

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NVidia always had the better tech, but ATI always seems to have more stable drivers. With the release of the X3870 I am seriously rethinking my desire to get a 8800GT. The only drawback witht he new ATI card is that it is still takes two slots withthe 8800GT takes up one.

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Honestly, from the reviews and benchmarks a lot of these cards sound nice. BUT I want to play Unreal 3 max'd out. I want to play all the games that are out now, and i want there engines to be good use on my computer. With the graphic card benchies I've seen, i can only get good benches, not F'n great. I'll just wait till the new gen of graphic cards comes around. I have a 7900GTO, which is decent enough to play the games I already own.

Any news on DNForever?

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Yeah, it will be released after Battletoads 7 is out.

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woAH, Forgot all about that game.... good times, good times :thumbsup:

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The new high-end GPU's from both ATI and Nvidia aren't going to come out this side of Christmas though.

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Looks like my poor old arthritis ridden PC has to survive for almost a full year still http://www.dailytech...article9823.htm

Maybe another 6 months on top of that to avoid the first production batches :sad:

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It says AMD already incorporates some of these features, so concievably an AMD based board would not be obsolete inside of 12 months.

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When is the optimal time to buy a computer this year? :(

So my budget is nearing its completion but I keep hearing and reading about these new things coming up.

ARGH!

I'm just gonna bite the bullet and get one come end of March.

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When is the optimal time to buy a computer this year? :(

So my budget is nearing its completion but I keep hearing and reading about these new things coming up.

ARGH!

I'm just gonna bite the bullet and get one come end of March.

Go for it when the new 9800GT's come out at the end of next month That way you can get one of these or a dirt cheap 8800GT. As of now theres Mobos with 1600FSB support for future cpus coming out. Theres PCI-E 2.0 support for the newest mobos too that give double the bandwidth and double the power to the graphic cards. Make sure to get a strong PSU with the 8pin PCI-e Power connectors. Also a adequate case, I don't know how many times I've seen or heard of giant cards not fitting in a medium size case due to the harddrive cage.
If you get a motherboard with DDR2 Support (they have mobos that support DDR2 and 3) you can save a lot of money by getting DDR2!

Goodluck!

Edited by WITHTEETH, 11 February 2008 - 01:28 AM.


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I'm considering the Intel SkullTrail to be my next mobo, but It's got some lousy limitations such as lack of 3-way SLI support and support for slow FB-DIMM RAM ONLY. I also hear that it supports top of the line quads only. I'd most likely get a couple of lesser quads for an Octa-Core system.

http://www.firingsqu...age.asp/2261/04

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Whats the big benefit for the big bucks you pay for that Skull trail? I've only seen incremental performance boosts so far. With the extra money you could always buy a trip to Thailand. :teehee:

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Yeah, and with the extra current used you could power a small office with 4 people with computers and a single cpu server... Anyway, you have to suffer if you want to be top of the line :)
(I never thought anyone would even consider to buy Intels showcase-thingie)

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But dudes its Octa-Core

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But dude, what application uses these eight cores? :wowey:

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Can I just buy your old computer when you build your new monster powerhouse machine Bok?

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Can I just buy your old computer when you build your new monster powerhouse machine Bok?


No. It's mine.

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The 9600GT, nVidias new mid-range card, is listed at price comparison sites in germany.
The prices however are more of a joke right now (about a week before they come out), being higher than the price of a 3870...

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Holy crap, the 3870X2 really is gigantic:

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People are complaining that it covers SATA ports and what not when installed..




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