ATI Radeon HD 3850 and 3870 details + benchmarks

Posted on Tuesday, Oct 30 2007 @ 14:35 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
Here's something odd: a slide from NVIDIA that compares the performance of the GeForce 8800 GT with the upcoming RV670 GPU from AMD. This piece of information was spotted on Expreview by VR Zone.

The site claims there will be two RV670 variants: the Radeon HD 3850 and Radeon HD 3870. Here's a look at the specifications and prices:
  • HD3870(RV670XT): core/memory: 800MHz/2400MHz 512MB GDDR4, suggested retail price: CNY2299(307.5 USD)

  • HD3850(RV670Pro): core/memory: 700MHz/1800MHz 256MB GDDR3, suggested retail price: CNY1699(227.3 USD)
  • Here's the slide with benchmarks results of the 8800 GT and a "RV670 XTX GDDR4". I'm not sure how trustworthy these results are as they come from NVIDIA and the graph is very biased. The graph aims to give you the perception that the GeForce 8800 GT is 2-4x better but in reality the difference could be just a couple of frames per second. So before you write off the RV670 it's probably best to wait a few more weeks for more credible benchmark results.



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    Re: ATI Radeon HD 3850 and 3870 details + benchmarks
    by Anonymous on Tuesday, Oct 30 2007 @ 16:56 CET
    Yeah, it comes from NVIDIA and the chart is dated 2006. I call BS.



    Re: ATI Radeon HD 3850 and 3870 details + benchmarks
    by Anonymous on Friday, Nov 02 2007 @ 00:30 CET
    ROFLMAO....

    More Nvidia lies and no doubt they are worried about the competition, that seem to have their act together unlike Nvidia.

    Furthermore one would think Nvidia should concentrate on making drivers that work properly and fix the horrible TV out bug that their video cards have been suffering from for the past 18 months.

    Rather than spreading lies like this...






    Re: ATI Radeon HD 3850 and 3870 details + benchmarks
    by Anonymous on Friday, Nov 02 2007 @ 01:23 CET
    Do AMD & ATI have their act together? LOL.

    Intel and NVIDIA have been kicking their ass all year long and that ain't likely to change anytime soon as the Phenom procs and RV670 gpus don't really look impressive at all.



    Re: ATI Radeon HD 3850 and 3870 details + benchmarks
    by Anonymous on Friday, Nov 02 2007 @ 20:59 CET
    quit it with the fanboy crap. I will wait until the rv670 releases and look at the benchmarks then. At that time I will purchase the "better" of the two. Right now I own both a radeon 1950pro and a nvidia 7900gs on two different computes and i love them both.



    Re: ATI Radeon HD 3850 and 3870 details + benchmarks
    by Anonymous on Thursday, Nov 08 2007 @ 17:25 CET
    I agree the graphs look heavily biased at first sight however if you look at the scale on the left you see they're only claiming 35% improvement at most with 8800gt over hd3870...although even this isn't necessarily accurate. Read another link stating 3850 scored just 500 points less on a 3dmark06 test with a 2.4ghz cpu vs the 8800gt on a 2.9ghz...which would indicate the 3850 is almost on par with it and that 3870 should be quicker. November 15th will be the "tell" either way!



    • Reply by Anonymous on Thursday, Nov 22 2007 @ 07:46 CET

      Holy shi*, talk about misleading graphs, I like the gap from 100% to 110% literally doubles the size of the bar. Propaganda and utter bs :P


      • Reply by Anonymous on Tuesday, Dec 11 2007 @ 16:42 CET

        ***** right this is shit now that some real benches are out cant believe they even tryed pulling this shit garbag