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 HD3850 vs. HD2900PRO - Forum Radeon HD3850 512MB vs 8800GT 256MB - Forum Radeon hd3850 work with psu 450W with 10amps on 12v+ rail? - Forum Radeon HD 2900Pro? a good choice? - Forum SAPPHIRE 100214SR Radeon HD 2900PRO 1GB 512-bit GDDR4 - 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 do we have to connect an HIS ati radeon hd3850 AGP to our PSU? and how do we do that . Forum HD 3850 vs. 2900Pro results. Forum 2900pro vs 8600gt xxx? Forum 2900Pro Crossfire x32 vs x64 drivers Forum 2900Pro 512MB Vs. 8800GTS 320MB Forum 2900Pro Vs 8800 320 GTS OC Forum 2900pro 512 vs 2900pro 1gig Forum 2900pro vs 8800gts?? hmm which is better Forum SolvedHD3850 vs 9800GT vs HD4670 Forum His IceQ HD4670 AGP vs. Sapphire HD3850 AGP Forum Radeon HD3850 overclock Forum Will my old, old motherboard support a Radeon HD3850 Forum Radeon HD3850 AGP problems Forum PowerColor 512Mb RadeOn HD3850 AGP DDR3 on Elitegroup 865PE-ICH5 Forum SAPPHIRE RADEON HD3850 PCI-E HELP! Forum More resources Read discussions in other Components categories Power supplies Sound cards NICs Akasa Antec Cooler Master Cougar DeepCool Enermax !