Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast
Results 33 to 48 of 57

Thread: "ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 - Fastest yet"...

  1. #33
    Bows out! CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hopefully somewhere less backstabby
    Posts
    28,789
    Thanks
    3,203
    Thanked
    4,456 times in 3,442 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: "ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 - Fastest yet"...

    You can two HD3870 cards for around 270 quid. I think a price around £270 to £290 is more appropriate. The few remaining 8800GTX cards can be had for under £250 so I think it is around £40 overpriced. I suppose that it will take a few weeks for price to settle down to normal. Funnily enough some of the European sites have it for around £290.

  2. #34
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    187
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    3 times in 3 posts
    • 306maxi's system
      • Motherboard:
      • P5K Premium
      • CPU:
      • E8400
      • Memory:
      • 4gb Corsair Dominator 8500
      • Storage:
      • 36gb raptor
      • Graphics card(s):
      • HD4870 512
      • PSU:
      • Antec NeoHE 550W
      • Case:
      • P180
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung SM2433BW

    Re: "ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 - Fastest yet"...

    Quote Originally Posted by Azza View Post
    Its way too expensive.


    I got my two 3870 XTs for £80 less than that.


    Might as well put in some extra an get an x38 with two 3870
    But if the 3870x2 is fast then 2 x 3870's in crossfire then it might just be worth it

  3. #35
    Bows out! CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hopefully somewhere less backstabby
    Posts
    28,789
    Thanks
    3,203
    Thanked
    4,456 times in 3,442 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: "ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 - Fastest yet"...

    Quote Originally Posted by 306maxi View Post
    But if the 3870x2 is fast then 2 x 3870's in crossfire then it might just be worth it
    Not when it is being priced £30 to £40 higher than in other European countries!

  4. #36
    Sublime HEXUS.net
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The Void.. Floating
    Posts
    11,819
    Thanks
    213
    Thanked
    233 times in 160 posts
    • Stoo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2*Xeon 5450 @ 2.8GHz, 12MB Cache
      • Memory:
      • 32GB 1600MHz FBDIMM
      • Storage:
      • ~ 2.5TB + 4TB external array
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI Radeon HD 4870
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro
      • Operating System:
      • OS X 10.7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Samsung 244T Black
      • Internet:
      • Zen Max Pro

    Re: "ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 - Fastest yet"...

    Like I said, wait until some of the other retailers get stock online, then compare
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

  5. #37
    Member
    Join Date
    Jan 2008
    Posts
    187
    Thanks
    5
    Thanked
    3 times in 3 posts
    • 306maxi's system
      • Motherboard:
      • P5K Premium
      • CPU:
      • E8400
      • Memory:
      • 4gb Corsair Dominator 8500
      • Storage:
      • 36gb raptor
      • Graphics card(s):
      • HD4870 512
      • PSU:
      • Antec NeoHE 550W
      • Case:
      • P180
      • Monitor(s):
      • Samsung SM2433BW

    Re: "ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 - Fastest yet"...

    Quote Originally Posted by CAT-THE-FIFTH View Post
    Not when it is being priced £30 to £40 higher than in other European countries!
    All PC bits cost more in the UK than they do on the continent.

  6. #38
    Bows out! CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hopefully somewhere less backstabby
    Posts
    28,789
    Thanks
    3,203
    Thanked
    4,456 times in 3,442 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: "ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 - Fastest yet"...

    Yes I know!! £30 to £40 is still taking the mickey just because it is being sold in the UK!! Other countries also have 10-20% tax too so VAT is NOT the reason. As I said before if people stopped accepting ripoff prices than the computer stores would be forced to keep the prices lower. If people are prepared to pay above the odds for anything then any company is going to price their items higher. It is the consumers fault and not the companies.

  7. #39
    Sublime HEXUS.net
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The Void.. Floating
    Posts
    11,819
    Thanks
    213
    Thanked
    233 times in 160 posts
    • Stoo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2*Xeon 5450 @ 2.8GHz, 12MB Cache
      • Memory:
      • 32GB 1600MHz FBDIMM
      • Storage:
      • ~ 2.5TB + 4TB external array
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI Radeon HD 4870
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro
      • Operating System:
      • OS X 10.7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Samsung 244T Black
      • Internet:
      • Zen Max Pro

    Re: "ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 - Fastest yet"...

    Look, you're all basing this on *one* price from *one* retailer...

    Calm down, and see what happens in a week or so..
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

  8. #40
    Senior Member Richdog's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2003
    Location
    Global
    Posts
    573
    Thanks
    4
    Thanked
    13 times in 11 posts

    Re: "ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 - Fastest yet"...

    LOL at that price, it's extortionate!
    ASUS ROG G751 w. 980M

  9. #41
    Folding Flunkie Webby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    2,323
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked
    245 times in 229 posts
    • Webby's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte G33M-DS2R, Swiftech MCW30 Northbridge Cooler
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 @ 3.5GHz, Cooling D-Tek Fuzion V2
      • Memory:
      • 2GB OCZ Flex DDR2 PC2-9200 5-5-5-15 @ 1000MHz 4-4-4-12
      • Storage:
      • 2x 250GB WD SataII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire HD4870 512MB, Cooling Swiftech MCW60
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Tremjin TJ06 - Modded for Water Cooling Goodness
      • Operating System:
      • Windows XP Pro SP3
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22" Widescreen Cibox C2201 (with DVI input)
      • Internet:
      • 8Mb/s ADSL

    Re: "ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 - Fastest yet"...

    I love the way its extortionate but not all that long ago people were paying that much for GTXs ( in fact you still see them for loads more) and Ultras cost more still! Its a single card (I know its basically 2 cards together) but it still only uses a single PCIe slot so for some that will be a bonus think of the poor people without crossfire MBs who want to have a competative ATI card. Also performance wise from what I have read (which is limited) it easily bests a GTX and in some cases an Ultra so is it really all that overpriced?

    Yes it costs more than 2 3870's but on a current crossfire board (P35 etc) you can have 2 of them so that's 4 3870's without an expensive motherboard upgrade and a move to an AMD CPU!

    And you have to remember its not aimed at the casual buyer, at that price its not for the faint hearted. Just like the GTX and the Ultra are aimed at people who have more money than sense so is this.

  10. #42
    Sublime HEXUS.net
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The Void.. Floating
    Posts
    11,819
    Thanks
    213
    Thanked
    233 times in 160 posts
    • Stoo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2*Xeon 5450 @ 2.8GHz, 12MB Cache
      • Memory:
      • 32GB 1600MHz FBDIMM
      • Storage:
      • ~ 2.5TB + 4TB external array
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI Radeon HD 4870
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro
      • Operating System:
      • OS X 10.7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Samsung 244T Black
      • Internet:
      • Zen Max Pro

    Re: "ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 - Fastest yet"...

    Have people forgotten how expensive the high-end cards *always* are?
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

  11. #43
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    6,562
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    245 times in 207 posts

    Re: "ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 - Fastest yet"...

    Quote Originally Posted by 306maxi View Post
    I doubt it will go for anywhere near 450.

    then

    Nowhere near 450 is it?
    Yes it turned out that my estimate was wrong: it is closer to £300 than £400, although closer to £350, than under £300. Remains to be seen how representative whether that card will be representative to the average cost of the 3870 X2. If it is true that it can get cheaper, it is also true that it can get more expensive (referring to the price of the first 8800 GT to what you typically find these days). However, I never claimed that the 3870 X2 would cost £450. Please read the post you are quoting.

  12. #44
    Sublime HEXUS.net
    Join Date
    Jul 2003
    Location
    The Void.. Floating
    Posts
    11,819
    Thanks
    213
    Thanked
    233 times in 160 posts
    • Stoo's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Mac Pro
      • CPU:
      • 2*Xeon 5450 @ 2.8GHz, 12MB Cache
      • Memory:
      • 32GB 1600MHz FBDIMM
      • Storage:
      • ~ 2.5TB + 4TB external array
      • Graphics card(s):
      • ATI Radeon HD 4870
      • Case:
      • Mac Pro
      • Operating System:
      • OS X 10.7
      • Monitor(s):
      • 24" Samsung 244T Black
      • Internet:
      • Zen Max Pro

    Re: "ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 - Fastest yet"...

    Please read my post about not starting to snipe at each other over what each other said...
    (\__/)
    (='.'=)
    (")_(")

  13. #45
    Registered+
    Join Date
    Oct 2007
    Posts
    54
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    1 time in 1 post
    • KiMi-Tech's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Abit IP35 - Pro
      • CPU:
      • Q6600 G0 @ 3.6GHz @1.41v
      • Memory:
      • 4 Gb Crucial Ballistix 6400 DDR2 @ 975Mhz
      • Storage:
      • 2x250Gb + 2x400Gb Western Digital
      • Graphics card(s):
      • BFG 8800GTS 640mb @ 621mHz + Zalman vf 1000
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX 520w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone TJ09
      • Monitor(s):
      • LG226 WTQ + Viewsoinc VP171s

    Re: "ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 - Fastest yet"...

    I'm actually suprised it's that cheap, especially for it's starting price. Its not that far off the proper GTX's, by which I mean non OEM and given what i've seen of it's performance it can wipe the floor with both the GTX and the Ultra.

    When nvidia bring their dual gpu card out don't expect it to be any less than £450 that's what the ultra was at launch afterall..still is for most of them.

  14. #46
    Senior Member
    Join Date
    Aug 2003
    Posts
    6,562
    Thanks
    0
    Thanked
    245 times in 207 posts

    Re: "ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 - Fastest yet"...

    I think it is fair to point out an error, as trivial as they may seem, when someone completely misread/misunderstood what was written, accidentally or otherwise. I even went back to re-read what I had written in case I did make a mistake. Had I written anything to that could have mislead someone to believe that I a believe that the 3870 X2 will cost £450, I would've corrected it, pointed it out the same way that the user pointed out the Euro/USD mistake, and we will all be happy.

    Going back to the previous post, I do not believe that anyone have forgotten how expensive high-end graphics card *can* be. That's not to say that they have *always* cost towards £400+ even though they have in the last few years. The Voodoo card, as expensive as they were, even combined with an excellent 2D card (e.g. Matrox Millennium II) would not have cost in the £400+ region (expensive as they were). Neither did the G200, TNT, TNT2 as far as I remember (again, expensive as they were - though it's worth noting I consider £200 for a GFX card 'expensive'). I am not sure how much did the GeForce 256 cost on release, but I am pretty sure it was still on the lower side of £300 than £400.

    Basically, even with inflation into account, it is fair to say that prices of top end graphics card have steadily increased. I've refrained from criticising the cost of the X2 so far since I know it is marketed towards that end. It is 'cheap' compared to the Ultra and I personally expect that it will be cheaper than the 9800 GTX or any 'XTX' card on ATI's past inventory. If I was to make a wild (yet not completely uneducated guess), AMD did the price the card lower than a typical nVidia (or ATI for that matter) flagship card for three reasons (Disclaimer: Those are my opinions and I am not stating them as facts - I did try to think it through though): 1. It doesn't quite expect to beat the 9800 GTX - which I'd expect to be priced on the higher side of £300 (i.e. just under £400, to allow an Ultra to stand at the current 8800 Ultras position). 2. Going by the 3870's price, it can't be incredibly expensive to manufacture. The problem with Ultra cards is that they tend to require faster memory chips and chips that are capable of particularly higher clockspeed (lower yield). I am sure that dual GPU has it's challenges too, but going by what we've seen in the CPU industry, it's easier to manufacture 4 cores @ 2.4Ghz than 1 core at 10 Ghz (or much less for that matter) 3. Releasing a performance leading chip at (comparatively) attractive price may entice people to buy the card before waiting for the 9800.

  15. #47
    Bows out! CAT-THE-FIFTH's Avatar
    Join Date
    Aug 2006
    Location
    Hopefully somewhere less backstabby
    Posts
    28,789
    Thanks
    3,203
    Thanked
    4,456 times in 3,442 posts
    • CAT-THE-FIFTH's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Less E-PEEN
      • CPU:
      • Massive E-PEEN
      • Memory:
      • RGB E-PEEN
      • Storage:
      • Not in any order
      • Graphics card(s):
      • EVEN BIGGER E-PEEN
      • PSU:
      • OVERSIZED
      • Case:
      • UNDERSIZED
      • Operating System:
      • DOS 6.22
      • Monitor(s):
      • NOT USUALLY ON....WHEN I POST
      • Internet:
      • FUNCTIONAL

    Re: "ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 - Fastest yet"...

    Overclockers UK have it for just under £300 excluding postage:

    HIS ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 1024MB GDDR3 TV-Out/Dual DVI/HDMI (PCI-Express) - Retail

  16. #48
    Folding Flunkie Webby's Avatar
    Join Date
    Sep 2007
    Location
    Wiltshire
    Posts
    2,323
    Thanks
    12
    Thanked
    245 times in 229 posts
    • Webby's system
      • Motherboard:
      • Gigabyte G33M-DS2R, Swiftech MCW30 Northbridge Cooler
      • CPU:
      • Intel Core 2 Duo E6550 @ 3.5GHz, Cooling D-Tek Fuzion V2
      • Memory:
      • 2GB OCZ Flex DDR2 PC2-9200 5-5-5-15 @ 1000MHz 4-4-4-12
      • Storage:
      • 2x 250GB WD SataII
      • Graphics card(s):
      • Sapphire HD4870 512MB, Cooling Swiftech MCW60
      • PSU:
      • Corsair HX520w
      • Case:
      • Silverstone Tremjin TJ06 - Modded for Water Cooling Goodness
      • Operating System:
      • Windows XP Pro SP3
      • Monitor(s):
      • 22" Widescreen Cibox C2201 (with DVI input)
      • Internet:
      • 8Mb/s ADSL

    Re: "ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2 - Fastest yet"...

    Or Scan have it for a touch less at £269 all in for us Hexites Pre-order though with no ETA

    Computer hardware and software at amazing prices, available online from Scan Computers UK

Page 3 of 4 FirstFirst 1234 LastLast

Thread Information

Users Browsing this Thread

There are currently 1 users browsing this thread. (0 members and 1 guests)

Similar Threads

  1. Sapphire preps passively-cooled Radeon HD 3870
    By HEXUS in forum HEXUS News
    Replies: 0
    Last Post: 08-01-2008, 04:35 PM
  2. HIS Radeon HD 3870 - Artifacts??
    By pauloz! in forum Help! Quick Relief From Tech Headaches
    Replies: 7
    Last Post: 05-01-2008, 12:53 PM
  3. HIS Radeon HD 3870 512MB
    By Hydro Powered in forum Retail Therapy and Bargains
    Replies: 31
    Last Post: 22-11-2007, 10:31 AM
  4. AMD Radeon HD 3870: the new midrange DX10 king?
    By HEXUS in forum HEXUS Reviews
    Replies: 23
    Last Post: 16-11-2007, 01:12 PM
  5. 8800GT or maybe a Radeon 3870...
    By EarlGrey in forum SCAN.care@HEXUS
    Replies: 5
    Last Post: 15-11-2007, 05:25 PM

Posting Permissions

  • You may not post new threads
  • You may not post replies
  • You may not post attachments
  • You may not edit your posts
  •