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    Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 ATOMIC: the best RV670 yet

    Sapphire takes the reference design, throws it out and starts again.
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    Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 ATOMIC: the best RV670 yet

    Maybe I haven't read the article properly but why does the Atomic beat the Geforce in all benchmarks, is cheaper and yet has less "bang for buck"... What have I missed?

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 ATOMIC: the best RV670 yet

    The Atomic only wins in crossfire, so two cards, which makes it far more expensive and less "bang 4 buck"

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 ATOMIC: the best RV670 yet

    Yup, indeed.

    Two ATOMICs may well give you an indication of what's to come next week.

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 ATOMIC: the best RV670 yet

    I'm just nitpicking but I fail to understand how those particular two are improving the power usage:"...consumes around half the power, thanks to a bunch of improvements - DX10.1, PCIe 2.0, to name but two...".
    Great card nonetheless - definately a wiser desicion over the NV alternative (and I own a nvidia card).Not only is it more innovative but also offers superior image quality

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 ATOMIC: the best RV670 yet

    Any idea if sapphire will do an ATOMIC X2?
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    Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 ATOMIC: the best RV670 yet

    No chance of a DX10 Company of Heroes comparison?
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    Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 ATOMIC: the best RV670 yet

    The BIOS for this card is up on Tech Power Up!

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    Re: Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 ATOMIC: the best RV670 yet

    Finally seen these in stock in the UK (dabs), but at £188 rather than £165

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