View Full Version : Which is faster question? 88GTX--3870's?

05-28-08, 10:02 AM
I just traded my crossfire 3870's for a 8800GTX. I was getting very upset with the ATi drivers and crossfire support, and thought that going with a strong single card was the better choice. When UT3 supported Crossfire w/AA on the ATi drivers the game was smooth, but to get that I had to use older ATi driver 8.2, then this driver breaks performance for my newer titles, so I had to use the new 8.5 driver, then this breaks performance for UT3, The cycle never ends:cool: . I got upset and traded my 3870's for a NIB 8800GTX, was this a good choice? It's not like I put out any money for it (just 12$ for shipping) I have the hopes that this will be a nice addition, and can hold me off till the GTX280 shows up.

05-28-08, 10:27 AM
The 3870s in XF are faster when they work properly, the problem is that often they don't. I've always preferred single cards, exactly for this sort of problem. SLIed or Xfired cards don't always work as intended.

05-28-08, 11:39 AM
SLi or Xfired cards don't always work as intended.
Agreed thats thats there problem.