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8800GT (G92) vs. HD3xxx (RV670)

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Which would you buy?

Total: 42 votes (11 blank votes)

  • 8800GT (G92)
  • 49 %
  • HD 38xx (RV670)
  • 52 %
October 21, 2007 5:37:42 PM

Upcoming Best Bang for Buck Battle!

I have decided that I am going to wait to upgrade my system, until these 2 cards come out...Which card do you guys think will be better and tell me why. Which has better performance? What about price/performance ratio? etc.
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October 21, 2007 5:48:39 PM

qmalik said:
What about price/performance ratio? etc.
Will have to wait till the prices and performance benchmarks show up.

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October 21, 2007 5:52:23 PM

Not another one....

But, for the sake of voting: 8800GT
October 21, 2007 6:20:55 PM

I thought RV670 was going to be something like the HD 2900GT or HD 2950 series, not the HD3XXX series which will most likely be R700 and its variants. Traditionally, you don't go up to another base number until you make a new core design, IE R400 series was X*** then R500 was X1***, R600 2*** series.
October 21, 2007 6:24:49 PM

Ummm how the hell are we supposed to even guess? We only have rumored specs at best! Just drop it and wait until the cards are properly benchmarked...
October 21, 2007 6:26:22 PM

RV670 = HD 2950PRO ? right? or no..
October 21, 2007 6:33:11 PM

Gravemind123 said:
I thought RV670 was going to be something like the HD 2900GT or HD 2950 series, not the HD3XXX series which will most likely be R700 and its variants. Traditionally, you don't go up to another base number until you make a new core design, IE R400 series was X*** then R500 was X1***, R600 2*** series.



i think its 3850pro..or something in the 3xxx

http://www.vr-zone.com/articles/RV670_is_Radeon_HD_3800...

"VR-Zone has learned that the official marketing name for RV670 will be Radeon HD 3800 series. Previously, they are known as Radeon HD 2950 series. Earlier, AMD has made changes to the naming of the Phenom processors and now the changes are being made to the graphics cards too. As such, AMD has decided to drop PRO, XT, GT, XTX from their future HD 3000 series graphics series and the last 2 digits of the series will determine the performance of the card. RV670PRO will be known as Radeon HD 3850 while RV670XT will be know as Radeon HD 3870 when they are launched on Nov 15th."
October 21, 2007 7:01:59 PM

emp said:
Ummm how the hell are we supposed to even guess? We only have rumored specs at best! Just drop it and wait until the cards are properly benchmarked...



Actually we know pretty much all teh specs for both cards :D  What we dont know is how theyll perform.

Im going for the RV670 though.
October 21, 2007 7:09:26 PM

Actually I hate to disagree.. you dont really know the tech specs of the correct cards. The G92 is not the 8800GT. The 8800GT is based off the G96 core. The G92 is gonna be Nvidia's next big graphics card wich most likely wont be out for a few months.

http://www.nordichardware.com/news,6950.html
October 21, 2007 7:14:47 PM

Fine, 8800gt and HD38**

Happy now? W/e codename you want to call it wont be used after its released anyway, specs are specs, their next high end card is supposedly a dual 8800gt card, and thats as reliable as your source.
October 21, 2007 7:29:04 PM

Hehe true. I personally can't wait for the 8800gt to come out and see how well it performs compared to the 8800gts. I'm also hoping it falls into the below $250 price range. If Nvidia's next card is a Dual 8800 on one card I sure hope they do it differntly then the 7950gx2's they had.
October 21, 2007 7:34:46 PM

The GX2 was fine, in fact it was great.


The quad sli was just limited by dX9, which now shouldnt be a problem. Will be interesting to see how nvidia/ati go about tri-sli/xfire.
October 21, 2007 9:31:37 PM

hard decision. I rather wait and see which card is faster and give better IQ.
October 21, 2007 9:41:51 PM

The 8800GT dissapoints moi. So HD3xxx it is
October 21, 2007 10:01:15 PM

why do i get the feelin' these 2 new cards are going to cost significantly more than they are suppose to...
October 21, 2007 10:11:44 PM

Gravemind123 said:
I thought RV670 was going to be something like the HD 2900GT or HD 2950 series, not the HD3XXX series which will most likely be R700 and its variants. Traditionally, you don't go up to another base number until you make a new core design, IE R400 series was X*** then R500 was X1***, R600 2*** series.


The Radeon X1050 was actually an R300 series core...but mostly you're right.
October 21, 2007 10:26:42 PM

qmalik said:
why do i get the feelin' these 2 new cards are going to cost significantly more than they are suppose to...



I doubt it, 2950pro definatly wont perform aswell as the 2900xt so it cant cost too much... 2950xt wont outperform 8800gtx so that wont cost tons, so its kinda alrite to make some guesses on price.

Theyll probably be £150 - £200, or $250 - $350.
October 21, 2007 10:38:01 PM

Just hope they have good driver support...
October 21, 2007 10:53:02 PM

The 39xx series should be a little better.
October 21, 2007 11:54:58 PM

i really not in the mood to spend too much but if i can get a 8800GT 256mb for 179$ ..WHOA! the question is if I only play on 1280x1024, should i even consider the 512 mb version?
October 22, 2007 12:03:41 AM

Yes, DX10 will need it. Its not just resolution that takes bandwidth and memory its AA and settings too.

For 8600gts 256 and 8600gts 512 there were like 10fps difference on some game si saw, 10 to 20 is a step between playable and unplayable.

However DX9 wont need it. Well.. it shouldnt.
October 22, 2007 12:43:49 AM

Plan on crossfiring my HD2900XT, if I can use one of these cards, I'll buy 'em simply because the die shrink, however I will not if it's not a higher performer then the HD2900XT. Then I'm watercooling and overclocking the hell out of 'em.
James
November 18, 2007 6:39:09 PM

Hey, whaddah ya kno! The HD 3850 is mine (on order from newegg) and u can find it priced at $179. USD. Smokin, no jokin. This card rox. The 8800gt is eeeery, but these ati cards r quite attractive. On hothardware graph views, nv cards smoked the new ati cards, but, whadda i care, when my Santana dvd is on. Rock out, and at least know, that ati is back in the saddle again, and their launch, which came as a surprise on Nov 15, ati launch rocked out, and wuz fun, whereas the 8800gt launch made me puke for dayz. I stink, cuz i care about HD video & launch style, ya know, but these facks r.... undeniably true. Also, a 55nm card, is Not gonna run hot. All this talk about, aftermarket cooling for 'my new' 8800gt. wtf? Grab a card, and let's dance. ciao.
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