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Radeon HD3850 vs. 2900PRO

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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?

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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.
January 5, 2008 2:14:55 PM

Isn't the 2900 also extremely power hungry?
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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.

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.
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.
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)
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.
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