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Old April 13, 2008, 06:44 PM
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The HD3870 has now been on the market for over 5 months (yes, it really has been that long) and ASUS has sent us their TOP edition of this card. With higher clocks and an accessory package to die for, there is alot to like about this one.

You can read the review here:

ASUS EAH3870 512MB Graphics Card Review

Please use this thread to post all of your questions, comments, rants and raves.

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Old April 13, 2008, 07:35 PM
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Yup that is the locked BIOS, those last 3 0s would have to be 001, 002, or similar for unlock. Dunno why they do that. :/ I guess the accessories are cool for some people but personally I would take a bare card with 0 accessories if it OCed a bit better.
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Old April 13, 2008, 07:47 PM
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Pain in the butt, isn't it. According to some people I have talked to, several manufacturers have been shipping cards with the revised BIOS since three weeks after the official launch. Guess ASUS didn't get the memo...
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Old April 13, 2008, 08:07 PM
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Yeah I get 890 playable and up around 920 benchable out of my HIS with fan speed set to 100%, but mem tops out at about 1300 (2600). This doesn't seem like much of an improvement. Although in fairness, there is a huge difference between finding the max OC on an individual card, and putting out a production model which will hit those kinds of numbers with enough regularity to avoid an RMA nightmare.

Overall, I don't think I've been overly impressed with any "out of the box" pre-OC'd cards on the market.
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Old April 13, 2008, 08:17 PM
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Flashing a BIOS is easy, but finding a proper one to flash is sometimes hard. Has to be the same brand or the checksum wont match. Either way bye bye warranty if you flash.

That is about the same as my HIS sswilson, 925 max benchable on H20 @ stock vgpu.
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That is the major problem with the ATI cards of this generation: consistency in overclocking.
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