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More Radeon HD 3870 X2 reviews published

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Posted January 23, 2008 by admin in News

For starters, they’re in English (so they’ve already got points over yesterday’s review), and both of them combined offer a handful of benchmarks including 3DMark 06, Crysis, FEAR, Call of Juarez, Oblivion and Bioshock. InsideHW tested the board against a Radeon HD 3870, while FPS Labs included a handful of additional cards including the GeForce 8800 GTS 512MB and 8800 GT SLI.

The Radeon HD 3870 X2 is an exciting product, not only because it provides incredible performance, but also because it marks the first time that a dual-GPU solution has been implemented successfully to the point where people will actually consider buying this card for reasons other than novelty. It marks the first time that two graphics cores can actually be married onto one PCB without bringing forth all kinds of scary (and material) heat and power concerns. NVIDIA?s dual-GPU solution should be coming out pretty soon, and it will be interesting to see how the GeForce 9800GX2 stacks up to the HD 3870 X2 on the performance and price fronts. Things are definitely heating up in the graphics world, both figuratively and literally, and the next four or five months should mark the return of competition in the high-end graphics market.



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