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AMD Radeon HD 3800

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Toms Hardware have a review of the ATI/AMD Radeon HD 3850 and 3870 cards, but these fail to impress in the latest batch of testing:

In the end, the Radeon HD 3870 is far from being a revolution, despite what its name and the Direct3D 10.1 compatibility might suggest. Anyway, thanks to its slightly higher clock, due to its greatly reduced process (55 nm), it manages to outgrow the HD 2900 XT on the majority of games, despite a smaller bandwidth (see averages next page), but it doesn’t reach the level of the GeForce 8800 GT, which remains 11% superior when filters are disabled and 18% when they’re enabled. However, this is all the more coherent with its aggressive price, since at less than $200 it proves to be 20% cheaper than the 8800 GT, whose availability will remain weak until January. The performance-price ratio is, as of today, slightly better for AMD, which took the opportunity to correct the consumption and noise level, without however matching NVIDIA, once again.
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