DMB2000uk wrote:Did I miss the noise comparison between the 3850 and 3870?
Which sounded louder?
3850 Xfire looks seriously tempting in place of a 8800GT...
The cooling fan on the ATI Radeon 3870 is obviously bigger than the Radeon HD 3850, and it is also louder. The acoustics on the Radeon 3850 is 31dBA compared to 34dBA on the Radeon HD 3870.
DMB2000uk wrote:I did read it all, I promise, even the bits that were the generic-ness from the last review that you cut and paste and didn't change
Apoptosis wrote:DMB2000uk wrote:I did read it all, I promise, even the bits that were the generic-ness from the last review that you cut and paste and didn't change
Yeah hard not to cut and paste most of the middle since the games remained the same... Added Call of Duty 4 this time around, which I think is a nice addition to the benchmarks being run. Now I'm already benchmarking the GeForce 8800 GT 256MB card... so get ready for some more copy/paste love.
provoko wrote:When will the 3x and 4x 3870 crossfire reviews come out? And also, will you be testing the dual-gpu 3870s? Thanks.
maj0r_pawnage wrote:they have dual slot coolers so i dont think more than two of them is possible(except for 3870x2 in crossfire)
Ramzii wrote:Yes the MSI K9A2 Platinum will definately work with 4 x Crossfire
Note: the 2 red SAS ready ports of the Promise controller
(SAS Serial attached SCSI - backward compatible with SATA ... now you play with 15k 2.5/3.5 speed demons.)
But as for the case you will need a Super Tower:
Like the Xaser VI VG4000 series or Armor+ VH6000 series both have steel and aluminium variants.
10 expansion slots (3 more that a standard motherboard)
2 for each 3870 = 8 slots
plus 2 for USB/firewire/audio plates etc.
now we only need longer motherboards so can fit the X-FI and aegia card somewhere ... LOL
martini161 wrote:what about 4 of teh 3870 x2s when they come out with 2 crossfire slots? cant wait to try using 8 gpus!
maj0r_pawnage wrote:is crossfire with two 3870x2s possible with a "normal" 775 mobo like P5WDH?
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