Legion Hardware is one of the first to offer a in-depth review of the Radeon HD 3870! They took the new card for a ride and compare it to the GeForce 8800 GT - the battle everyone wants to see. While the Radeon HD 3870 looks overwhelming on paper when compared to the GeForce 8800 GT, they have found in the past that on paper and real-world gaming are two very different things. Can AMD/ATI pull a rabbit out of their hat with this one?
Well there you have it, another disappointing release from AMD/ATI. Although they have managed to undercut Nvidia by reducing the cost of the Radeon HD 3870 by around 12% when compared to the GeForce 8800 GT, we found that on average it was 22% slower. So then in terms of value the GeForce 8800 GT looks to preserve its position as the best value high-end graphics card ever released. The GeForce 8800 GT has proven to be a strong performer, as has the entire GeForce 8800 series ever since it was first introduced over a year ago now.