XFX xXx 8800GT Or 3850 Cross fire?

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XFX xXx 8800GT Or 3850 Cross fire?

Post by kappage » Sun Jun 15, 2008 5:08 am

Simple but yet a hard choice which would be better? a single XFX 8800GT or two 3850's in crossfire?

And the 3850 is this one here.
http://www.comwiz.net.au/shop_item.asp? ... 0-HTDI-512

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Re: XFX xXx 8800GT Or 3850 Cross fire?

Post by DMB2000uk » Sun Jun 15, 2008 7:41 am

Unless the 3850 is a slowed down one in some form or another (i didn't check), I would have thought that crossfire would have beaten the 8800GT.

Here are LR's findings:
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/591/1/

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Re: XFX xXx 8800GT Or 3850 Cross fire?

Post by Zertz » Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:02 am

Wait a few weeks for 4850?

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Re: XFX xXx 8800GT Or 3850 Cross fire?

Post by werty316 » Sun Jun 15, 2008 11:33 am

Zertz wrote:Wait a few weeks for 4850?
Ditto as I would wait until the new cards are until making a video card purchase.
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Re: XFX xXx 8800GT Or 3850 Cross fire?

Post by kappage » Sun Jun 15, 2008 6:11 pm

Yea i saw that review but i was more or less wondering how many games actually support crossfire, as we can see here
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/591/8/
crysis doesnt do that well on the Crossfire.

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Re: XFX xXx 8800GT Or 3850 Cross fire?

Post by Zertz » Sun Jun 15, 2008 8:26 pm

kappage wrote:Yea i saw that review but i was more or less wondering how many games actually support crossfire, as we can see here
http://www.legitreviews.com/article/591/8/
crysis doesnt do that well on the Crossfire.

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Re: XFX xXx 8800GT Or 3850 Cross fire?

Post by Methious » Mon Jun 16, 2008 12:31 pm

RX280/260 are on the verge of release, the 260 is rumored to be reasonably priced. (under 3 bills) the features are awesome and they have physics built in. No way I'm getting another card not in that line.
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Re: XFX xXx 8800GT Or 3850 Cross fire?

Post by DaddyRabbit » Mon Jun 16, 2008 4:19 pm

All of the above posters have good kung fu ;)

The 4 soon to be released products (4850, 4870, R260, R280) are going to be cooking! If you can wait a bit you'll get more bang for your buck (or at least be able to get a 9800GTX for a lot less :) )

I also am of the opinion that a single (costlier) card solution is better than buying two cheaper cards to try to achieve equal performance. Now, if you are going with 3 or 4 displays then it's different. Less power and heat requirements, and less chance of driver/game issues drive this line of thought.

If it's a "must do now" situation, I would go with the GT, but the 4850s should be up for sale in the next few days. One thing though, I think you guys in OZ get stuff released (or at least "in stock") a little behind us in the US, yes? That might change things up a bit.
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