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Visiontek Radeon HD 3870 X2 Overclocked Edition

Visiontek Radeon HD 3870 X2 Overclocked Edition Pro Reviews

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Visiontek Radeon HD 3870 X2 Overclocked Edition Reviews

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Neoseeker  --- May 15 '08
AMD Zone 92% May 15 '08
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"Overall the Visiontek 3870X2 Overclocked Edition is a very cool card (figuratively, although it also doesn't get exceptionally card). It fixes the past issues with dual GPUs and offers a wallop of performance. However, for the overclock you receive it is on the steep side of things. It is $449 at Newegg while the cheapest 3870X2 can be had for $329.99 which is a fairly large gap in price for the overclock. That said again the cooling solution is quite good but it might be good to drop a mail-in-rebate there or some price cutting. Looking at the card's closest competitor in price and performance, the 9800 GTX from Nvidia, we think the card offers a great solution for those gaming at higher resolutions. One market where ATI might look for a bigger boost in selling graphics cards is Intel's chipset series which still only support CrossFire technology and not SLI unless you go for the incredibly expensive Skulltrail platform. AMD might not have the fastest CPUs to push these high-end cards but you can still find a home for them there which should fit nicely."
"Personally, I liked the card as this was my first dual GPU card. If I had to buy this card from a store, well, let's just say I would need to make a whole lot more than I am making now. This card can be found at Newegg for $450.00. I would say it is pretty pricey for what you get. You could buy two 3870 cards for less than that. Of course, it would depend on which manufacturer you went with as to what price you could get. The other bonus to this card is that it does only take one slot. This saves on space as well as having a much more aesthetically pleasing case. Overall, the card was peppy, quieter than I had imagined, and came already overclocked. Of course that is the other thing to take into account, being pre-overclocked comes at a $50ish dollar increase."
"The performance of the card is also very impressive with most games being playable at 1920x1200 and a few more even reaching 2560x1600. The Visiontek 3870 X2 Overclocked Edition is $85 more than a standard X2, which is quite easy to justify given its improved design, cooler and performance but it is also $105 more than the 9800 GTX which is not far off in terms of performance. Visiontek do however have one feature which adds further value to their product and that is a Lifetime warranty, whether that is worth the extra outlay is entirely down to the consumer."
"Less expensive cards than the HD3870X2, such as the XFX 9800 GTX in this mix, or even the factory-overclocked Asus EN8800 GTS 512, often gave the HD3870X2 a run for the money. And it is true that the HD3870X2 OC often came ahead in these match ups, but the 9800 GTX cards are selling for about 2/3rds the price of this HD3870X2, so the value just isn't as good as could be hoped. Likewise, the recently reviewed EAH3850X2 also was selling closer to $300, making this VisionTek card look somewhat overpriced. But the VisionTek HD3870X2 OC does have some real advantages over other video cards, and overall, is defintely a capable performer -- so in the end, while perhaps not a video card that can be recommended to everyone, it is still one that would look good in any motherboard out there."
"At the end of the day, the Visiontek HD3870x2 Overclocked Edition Card gets the job done nicely. Image quality and game play was excellent and will give the end user a quality experience with enough lifetime that their next VGA upgrade could be far down the road. For the multiple monitor folks, quad DVI outputs will certainly draw a crowd and make this HD3870x2 card clearly ahead of their crowd of competitors. This on top of the killer cooling solution and factory overclock Visiontek instilled already."

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