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Which is better 9800gt 512mb gddr3 or hd3870 512mb gddr4

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a b U Graphics card
May 21, 2010 6:15:58 AM

which is faster

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a c 376 U Graphics card
May 21, 2010 6:39:57 AM

The 3870 is more in line with the 9600GT. The DDR4 will give it a lil boost and if the 9800GT is one of the low power cards at 550mhz then they will be even closer but still the 9800GT should be at least a bit better.
a b U Graphics card
May 21, 2010 6:48:03 AM

^+1, the HD 3870 IIRC performs slightly worse than an 8800 GT, which are pretty much just 65nm 9800 GTs, and thus the 9800 GT would be better.
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a b U Graphics card
May 21, 2010 8:49:08 AM

9800GT definitely. HD 3870~9600GT
a c 223 U Graphics card
May 21, 2010 11:54:25 AM

3870 ~ 88/9800GT. I think its going to depend on the clocks. If the GDDR4 version has higher core clocks, or you are looking at a green GT version that the 3870 will be faster. Another thing to note is that the 3870 doesn't handle AA well at all. It doesn't matter what card/clocks you're looking at. Once you turn AA on the GT will be faster.