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Radeon HD 3870 vs. GeForce 9500 gt

Last response: in Graphics & Displays
April 21, 2010 7:21:39 AM

Hi everyone and thanks for reading this. Im new to all this so bear with me. I was given 2 video cards I want to just keep one. I have

Diamond Radeon HD 3870 512mb 256 bit GDDR3

EVGA GeForce 9500 GT 1gb 128bit DDR2

So my question is which one would you keep and why thanks again.
April 21, 2010 7:24:52 AM

Im sorry I put this in the wrong forum. Man, I'm really showing my noobiness here
a b U Graphics card
April 21, 2010 7:51:02 AM

Don't worry about it. Anyway, the Diamond Radeon HD 3870 512MB 256 bit GDDR3 would be quite a bit faster IMO, a bit slower than the 8800GT 512MB, but still it would easily beat the GeForce 9500GT. According to Tom's chart, the HD 3870 is six tiers higher than the 9500GT. Keep the HD 3870. :) 
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April 21, 2010 7:57:23 AM

Thanks for the reply I think i will go that route.
a c 169 U Graphics card
April 21, 2010 9:31:55 AM

Hello and welcome to the forums :) 
Lmew is right,HD 3870 performs significantly faster but you can get better cards than 3870 as well.
Also,I'll move this thread to Graphic sections :) 
April 21, 2010 9:47:40 AM

yep the hd 3870 is better but if you want to upgrade i would suggest getting a 9800 gt or a gts 250 or a HD 4850 or a HD 5770
a c 106 U Graphics card
April 21, 2010 3:56:11 PM

The 3870 is alot faster. The 3870 uses more power though so if you have a weak PSU then you may be better off with the 9500GT.
April 22, 2010 2:47:48 AM

Thanks everyone for the replies. I think i will stick with the 3870. All I have is a dell Vostro 400 the 350w psu will be in for awhile. the card and the ram is all I'll be upgrading. Thanks again everybody, Great site.
a c 172 U Graphics card
April 22, 2010 5:50:42 PM

3870 hands down and it will run with your psu if the rest of the system has a low draw like a 65w cpu, one hard drive, and one optical drive. The power consumption of this card is fairly low compared to most formerly high end cards out there. Using a Diamond 3870 GDD4 edition right now.