We take an in-depth look at what DX10 adds to the gaming and graphical experience, from geometry shaders to resources to render targets. The cooler is massive and industrial though. It’s good to see an honest company making some headway in the market. We suspect the use of card retaining brackets will become more popular this year. So overall I’m happy with the noise levels of the product. You could only achieve objective measurement in a sound test chamber. Not that we need it at this time though
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ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2: 2 GPUs 1 Card, A Return to the High End
The Radeon series has always lagged behind NVIDIA when it came to performance under Crysis, and with the old driver Crysis was a black eye on an otherwise healthy track record for the X2.
System builders who have to ship systems to customers will have a harder time.
33870×2, not only is the effect of two GPU’s rather surprising, so is the clock speed; while gaming the card will clock itself upwards towards an amazing MHz which is MHz on a 3870s2 Radeon HD Nvidia GeForce Ultra. We start up a benchmark and leave it running for a while. If you can life with a little bit of noise, you could tweak the RPM yourself and get the temperatures down even further. Probably the most important is its PCI Express 2.
Great sound, but it’s trapped in Apple’s world. It’s much cheaper to work with memory and less expensive to integrate. I would hope that ATI can keep up their lead over nvidia with this or another series of card, but that doesn’t seem likely with their comparative lack of market share 3870s2. We’ll start off by showing you some tests we have done on overall power consumption of the PC.
ATI Radeon HD 3870 X2
The idle temps are short from astonishing. Brett Thomas sure is, but this one isn’t something he blames on Microsoft. Be respectful, keep it civil and stay on topic. Above you can can observe the thermal envelope during a bera stress test.
What GPU will sit underneath that hood, Polaris?
We find out how the company’s new part performs across eight games and three resolutions. That also means it’s rather silent as it does not make any noise. Well, there is always noise in the background, from the streets, from the HD, PSU fan etc etc, so this is by a mile or two not a precise measurement. I’ve never had a problem with any ATI card I’ve owned, but every single nvidia one has had some horrible design flaw leading to it’s horrible, crippling failure, usually through overheating.
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Previous page 01 We take an in-depth look at what DX10 adds to the gaming and graphical experience, from geometry shaders to resources to render targets. I look forward to getting two of these babies and setting them up for crossfire mode. This means that the perception of noise is not at all equal at every frequency.
Betz the standard uses 2. Crysis Page 11 – Game performance: Otherwise, the Radeon HD X2 comes with most of the common features we expect from 3D cards these days. The letter A is added to indicate the correction that was made in the measurement.
Radeon HD X2 review – HIS – Page 5 – Power consumption, PSU, Heat & Noise levels
There are multiple ways to manage two cards rendering one frame. We’ve spent the last few weeks familiarising ourselves with the architecture behind the hardware. Read on to find out why he’s not enjoying the view. Written by Tim Smalley.
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We find out how the company’s new part performs across eight games and three resolutions. AMD makes no official power supply recommendation for a single X2, although its Web site does suggest at least a watt power supply for two standalone Radeon HD cards.
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