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Old 23rd November 2007, 09:20   #1
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Default Diamond Viper HD3850 Crossfire Review

At a price of $179 each, ATI/Diamond have positioned the HD 3850 series to compete on both price and performance in the $150 to $250 price range. With the migration to the 55 nanometer process, the consumption of power has been reduced. Using Powerplay technology, the drivers underclock the video card to reduce the power draw when not in a demanding 3D environment. The HD 3800 series of cards uses a built-in hardware decoder (Unified Video Decoder) that relieves the CPU of the burden of managing HD-DVD and Blu Ray content. Couple this with built-in HDMI 5.1 sound, and you have a potent combination for that HTPC build. Setting up Crossfire is a matter of just installing the interconnect cables, powering up the system and checking the "Enable Crossfire" check box in the Catalyst Control Center. No fuss no muss.

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Wow... so much for using Crossfire with those cheap 256mb parts, single 8800GT 512mb would easily be better.
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using SLI/CF on anything but highest end VGA cards is never a good deal performance wise, you are always better of just buying the higher end card.
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Except with 8800GT, for under 500€ the GT's in SLI will outperform any higher priced product I think.
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That's because 8800 GT is basically high end, there is currently no better "deal" than that card, until we get next gen high end
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Diamond Viper ?
It's been long since I heard that name.
Are they back in business ?
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back since HD 2900 XT
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