Reviews and Problems with Sapphire ATI RADEON HD 3870
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Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 512MB Atomic
4 February 2008
Excerpt: Sapphire Radeon HD 3870 512MB Atomic Manufacturer: Sapphire UK Price (as reviewed): £188.02 (inc. VAT) US Price (as reviewed): $299.99 (ex. Tax) Core Clock: 825MHz Memory Clock: 2400MHz Warranty: Two years (parts and labour) RV670 was a sign of change at AMD/ATI—change for the better—after a slew of...
Conclusion: 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