Summary: At last ATI has made a comeback of noteworthy proportions with this new board. Our look at the Sapphire Radeon HD3870 X2 has left us impressed, even if we're a little concerned with the limitations of this hardware-doubling technique.
Pros: Twin-GPU Crossfire on a single PCB, good performance scaling over 2 GPUs
Cons: Seems to be an overly simple and ultimately limited solution to NVIDIA's monopoly
Excerpt: We reviewed Sapphire's Radeon HD 3850 in What's New, Shopper 241. This is its bigger brother, the 3870. On paper, the 3870's specifications are considerably better than the pricier Gigabyte GeForce 8800GT's. The 775MHz core speed, for example, is a lot faster than the 8800GT's 600MHz, while the 512MB of GDDR4 memory runs at a blistering 2.25GHz compared to 1.8GHz.