Radeon HD3850 vs. 2900PRO Tags: Power Supplies Performance Radeon Components Last response: January 7, 2008 1:11 AM in Components Share clayforhim648 January 4, 2008 3:42:46 AM What's the difference between each of these with 512 MB 256-bit processing? Wouldn't they be about the same performance? More about : radeon hd3850 2900pro rgeist554 January 4, 2008 11:57:50 AM The 2900XT performs a little better in some benchmarks, but I believe it's a lot more expensive than the 3850, making the 3850 the obvious winner in this case. godsizesnakeyes January 5, 2008 2:14:55 PM Isn't the 2900 also extremely power hungry? Related resources Radeon HD 2900Pro ? a good choice? - Forum Radeon HD3850 vs . HD2900PRO - Forum HD3850 256MB vs 512MB at LegionHardware - Forum It seems my FX-55 is bottlenecking my HD3850 - Forum 2900Pro Vs 8800 320 GTS OC - Forum Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Get the answer Hatman January 5, 2008 8:44:47 PM Very power hungry, but if you have the power and the cooling it will overclock like mad. 1gb version is cool, but do not get the 256bit version of 2900pro. pete4r January 5, 2008 8:58:04 PM rgeist554 said:The 2900XT performs a little better in some benchmarks, but I believe it's a lot more expensive than the 3850, making the 3850 the obvious winner in this case. The title is 3850 vs 2900PRO not 2900XT, read before reply please. 2900PRO will win a few benchmarks, 2900PRO is closer to 2900XT than 3850 to 3870, and 3870's performance is very simular to 2900XT, but 2900XT uses a lot more power and runs hotter. hope this helps. Evilonigiri January 5, 2008 11:49:13 PM I think the 3850 is a way better deal than the 2900Pro. After all it's the best price/performance card out there. This thread should be moved to the graphics card section. rammedstein January 6, 2008 12:32:12 AM yeah, the 3850, also, you would probably get a better upgrade path with it (quadxfire instead of dual, not that anyone would do it) nattydreds January 7, 2008 1:11:38 AM tbh if you have a decent psu i think the 2900 pro would be a better deal, its $20 cheaper than the 256mb hd3850, faster at stock and can be oc'd to 2900xt speeds. even the 256-bit version, just dont flash it to an xt or you'll kill it lol. Can't find your answer ? Ask ! Publish Related resources : ForumRadeon HD3850 512MB vs 8800GT 256MB ForumRadeon 3850 the best option? ForumHD 2900PRO allmost launched! ForumHis IceQ HD4670 AGP vs . Sapphire HD3850 AGP ForumSapphire release the Radeon HD3850 for AGP! ForumAMD A8 APU vs Bulldozer + HD3850 512mb ForumHD 3870 vs 2900 XT ForumHD3850 vs 9800GT vs HD4670 ForumHd3850 vs hd4650 ForumWhat graphics card is the Xbox360 equivalent to? Forum9600GSO 384mb vs the HD3850 512mb Forum3870 with new drivers > 8800 GT? ForumSingle slot HD3870. Isn't it just a OC:ed HD3850 ? ForumPSU Help ForumRadeon 3850 - "RECOMMENDED" 450 W ????? More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !