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Two vs. Three: Zotac GeForce 9800 GX2 Against 3-Way CrossFire ATI Radeon HD 3870

Started by: eltoro | Date 04/04/08 04:49:16 PM
Comments: 26 | Last Comment:  06/13/08 12:03:06 AM

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"it did refuse to start up on our Intel Desktop Board D925XCV"
Doesn't the 9800GX2 based cards require nvidia SLI support? After all, it is an Dual SLI kit on a single card...
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 04/04/08 04:49:16 PM]
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the review's conclusion was so .. FLAT, as clearly through the review one can see that "3870X2 vs 9800GX2" is doing better than "3870X2+3870 crossfireX VS 9800GX2".

I think ATi's drivers are still to improve and develop, but away from that, it is not about comparing money VS money, it is about comparing product VS product.

A decent comparison would've been as follows:
3870X2 vs 9800GX2
3870X2x2 VS 9800GX2x2

Then price/noise/power should/would be brought to the conclusion combined with efficiency and driver optimizations expectations/announcements.

Anyway, the review is already scoring below 5, guess a lot of ppl thought the same as i did.

Things i liked about this review:
-the table in the conclusion page was nice, would like to see it again and again in coming review.
-very detailed.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 04/04/08 10:57:43 PM]
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this is a silly review
how come never include gts sli?
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 04/05/08 12:45:29 AM]
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Maybe I'm late in this but ....
As someone mentioned earlier, this article has nothing to add AT ALL, the previous one -the Gainward one- was more than enough, this article charts are almost copy-pasted from it, so why the bother !

Quote from page 6:

"Since this article is devoted not only to Nvidia GeForce 9800 GX2, but also to contemporary multi-GPU platforms in general, we have also tested the performance of the following configurations:

ATI Radeon HD 3870 3-way CrossFireX (ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 + ATI Radeon HD 3870)
ATI Radeon HD 3870 4-way CrossFireX (2xATI Radeon HD 3870 X2)
Nvidia GeForce 9800 GX2 Quad SLI (2xGeForce 9800 GX2: Gainward Bliss 9800 GX2, Zotac 9800 GX2)"

I don't know if it's my eyes or what but I can't find any Quad SLI figure in all charts !
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 04/07/08 01:21:17 PM]
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I forgot to add, it could have been OK if you just devoted this article to Zotac' card and leave the Quad SLI vs. 3/4 way CrossFire to another article giving yourselves the time required to make real new tests instead of just copying old charts ... Just me think !
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 04/07/08 01:26:49 PM]
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why this page menghilang from view, kecuali dibuka dari halaman web yang sudah disimpan dan meng klik next page or previous page
Very strange
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 04/07/08 09:39:39 PM]
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Jesus! Look at Call of Duty 4 benches. Man you got serious problems with your system. You should visit Anand's place and see some ATI graphs... seriously..
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 04/10/08 01:02:53 AM]
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With Ati's so badly written drivers and with games written exclusively for NVIDA cards there's no bright future for Ati/Amd.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 04/10/08 03:57:13 AM]
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Finally Intel give support to crossfire not to sli for very pracital reason. Dont be confused ,this site give very realistic result.
0 0 [Posted by:  | Date: 05/04/08 11:45:09 AM]
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