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Old 04-04-08, 03:33 PM   #1
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Default Diamond Radeon HD 3870 1GB 512-bit

http://www.nordichardware.com/Review...&skrivelse=530

Diamond is a company primarily working in North America, mainly perhaps because that's where it's based and selling cards to OEMs, which is a big market in North America. For this review they sent us two cards, and at a first glance they may look like nothing out of the ordinary, since they're both based on the RV670 core, just like the card from MSI. But, Diamond has managed to squeeze in 1GB memory, which no other HD 3870 has, but then we haven't even touched the biggest news yet; the 512-bit memory bus. The 1GB version has eight 64-bit memory chips, and for that to work you need a 512-bit bus. The memory is still GDDR3, frequency is set to 900MHz, although measured to 870MHz. The core operates at 825MHz, much like the MSI card and a slight increase of AMD's reference clock of 775MHz.
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Old 04-04-08, 06:25 PM   #2
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Since when does the 3870 have a 512bit memory bus?
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Old 04-05-08, 12:09 AM   #3
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If Diamond can do this (the 512-bit) with an HD3870, why can't it be done with a 9800?
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Old 04-05-08, 02:20 AM   #4
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Default Re: Diamond Radeon HD 3870 1GB 512-bit

Doesnt seem to make much difference though as it gets its ass handed to it by smaller bus nvidia cards,especially tests using AA/AF .
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Interesting 3dmark06 results...9800GTX is beating them all..including the 8800ultra...
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Interesting 3dmark06 results...9800GTX is beating them all..including the 8800ultra...
Its totally minimal.... the 9800 GTX just blows for a new upgrade
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Its totally minimal.... the 9800 GTX just blows for a new upgrade
Well, from K007's perspective it is *far* from minimal... he's running a 7950GX2 still.
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Old 04-05-08, 10:12 PM   #8
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Its totally minimal.... the 9800 GTX just blows for a new upgrade
Those who skipped the 8 series will find it very useful ><.

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Well, from K007's perspective it is *far* from minimal... he's running a 7950GX2 still.

Its still doing pretty good, its just that in CoD4 i can't have dof/glow/etc on they just hit hard on performance for me...& its not like the 9800GTX is very expensive..considering the performance/price compared to the 8 series release...it is pretty dam nice...though i am not sure if it will fit in my case...dam HDDs are there....4 HDDs lol -.-
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It's an error. Do not buy this card thinking you are getting a 512Mb interface. You are not.

http://www.legitreviews.com/article/702/1/
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