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Old March 27, 2008, 06:12 PM
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"If you’ve set a strict budget of $500 or under the GeForce 9800 GTX is going to be the graphics card of choice. If you find yourself though being tempted to spend more, the Radeon HD 3870 X2 is probably going to quickly become a real possibility with all the numbers considered."

Huh? The 3870X2 is under $500.
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Old March 27, 2008, 06:17 PM
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Why is it called a 9800GTX??Its a great card but isn't it just an over-clocked 8800GTS 512mb with better memory chips.
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Old March 27, 2008, 06:24 PM
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WTFWTFWTFWTFWTF.

Where the HECK did those numbers come from? Maybe those benches are all at VERY low IQ settings...
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Old March 27, 2008, 06:48 PM
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Hahaha, well put.
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Old March 27, 2008, 07:03 PM
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All right....getting my head on proper...it seems that they are benching with a quad @ 3Ghz and there is no mention of quality settings used for the games. So, it may be that the GX2 and X2 are being bottlenecked.
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Old March 27, 2008, 07:44 PM
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Really? Bottlenecked? I find that a bit strange....besides their OC'ed CPU they're also using extreem low latency memory....that helps out just a little. Prob a fresh clean install of the OS. As far as I know you have a similar setup right? Is there such a huge difference? And is it positive or negative, the difference I mean....
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