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ATI3850 at same price as of 8800GT

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Harvik780

ToTheBeatOfUrHeart
Well ATI cards sell for higher prices in India.I was about to buy HD2900XT 3 months back but did not after Tirupati enterprises quoted the price as Rs 25,000.
 

assasin

Banned
^^^ hey buddy i'm selling off my XFX 8800GTS 320MB for 12k.so i'm the market again 4 a gfx card.
now i cant decide whether to setup crossfire using 2 HD3850 or buy a single 8800GT 512MB.
will my psu be enuf to pwr 2 HD3850???
 

Harvik780

ToTheBeatOfUrHeart
^^Well your system will be able to handle two AMD ATI HD3850 in crossfire as the total wattage on the 12V rail is more than enough.
I think your trying to set two 256MB HD3850 in crossfire cause they should cost around Rs9k in India so u'll max a total of more than Rs18K when setting up crossfire.Buying an 8800GT will set you back by 4k less at Rs 14,900.
I think the crossfire setup will well surpass the 8800GT 512MB and I don't know of any problems in crossfire as there are in Nvidia SLI like SLI memory leak.Though games are more optimized for nvidia your setup will likely perform better than a single 8800GT.Also you get the benefit of using your Crossfire mobo to its potential.

BTW have you tested your CPU with orthos cause i think your using stock cooling.With games like Alan Wake the cpu temps might sore to higher levels.
 

bikdel

Alpha Geek Banned
ATI 3850 256 MB is officially qouted by ATi @ 179 $. the 512 MB costs 200 something... .. thats dead cheap for a good DX 10.1 solution...

though prices here wont reach the level, because of demand and of course things will get charged for the transport from USA to here :p
 

dOm1naTOr

Wise Old Owl
Do Rashi has ATi cards?
Can we get Asus ATI cards here?[new ones , ie HD]

@bikdel
But even most on vnidia based cards in here are not produced in India. But its not making them expensive
 
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deathvirus_me

Wise Old Owl
Hey .. i confirmed the prices at kolkata ... HD3870 512 MB for 14.2k's + VAt .. c'mon .. HD3850 will be around 10k's (infact it is :p) ...
 

bikdel

Alpha Geek Banned
@ aravind...

its still expensive as compared to US prices :), but i did not say that this is the only case... availability and demand are playing bigger roles .. :)

@ deathvirus...
yeah that should be the case.. thouse 10 k is still expensive ;) i mean not exactly 179 $... :D

alsoi guess juggle is mistaken... that may have been the 3870 :D
 
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deathvirus_me

Wise Old Owl
179 USD + import tax + sales tax + vat :p ... seems a bit less for 10k's :p .. plus u can get some awesome oc on the core ... its a pretty darn good choice then ..
 
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juggler

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bikdel said:
@ aravind...

its still expensive as compared to US prices :), but i did not say that this is the only case... availability and demand are playing bigger roles .. :)

@ deathvirus...
yeah that should be the case.. thouse 10 k is still expensive ;) i mean not exactly 179 $... :D

alsoi guess juggle is mistaken... that may have been the 3870 :D

no mistake, just check the link i have given in my earlier post

3870 is listed 16000+
 

premsharma

In the zone
bikdel said:
ATI 3850 256 MB is officially qouted by ATi @ 179 $. the 512 MB costs 200 something... .. thats dead cheap for a good DX 10.1 solution...

though prices here wont reach the level, because of demand and of course things will get charged for the transport from USA to here :p

Yes, it should be arround 8000-9000. Less than $200 card it has been said all over the world. Sapphire has got very pretty models, one with heat pipe, 512MB one. I think HD 3850 is better choice as compared to 8800GT. The problem is of getting it on fair price here in India.

See they are exactly $179 at newegg.com http://promotions.newegg.com/AMD/HD3800/index.html
Get them through someone coming from USA.

Here are all ATI HD3850 & 3870 cards & MSI is available at $169
http://www.newegg.com/Product/ProductList.aspx?Submit=ENE&N=2010380048+1305520549+106792462&name=Radeon+HD+3000+series

Sapphire Models: http://translate.google.com/translate?hl=en&sl=ja&u=http://www.sapphiretech.com/jn/products/products_overview.php%3Fgpid%3D200%26grp%3D3&sa=X&oi=translate&resnum=3&ct=result&prev=/search%3Fq%3Dsapphire%2Bhd3850%26hl%3Den%26sa%3DG
 
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premsharma

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aravind_n20 said:
@premsharma
do any of them ship to India?

Duno, It is better you get through someone from USA. There are members who have mentioned that they have bought at newegg. I havn't so i don't know. ou can have a chat there at newegg with their customer support and know if they ship or not.
 

Tech_Wiz

Wise Old Owl
I will ask my friend to buy one for me when he will be coming back from US.

Buying here is hopeless for ATi

3850 is much better than my current 8600 GT
 

s18000rpm

ಠ_ಠ
$179 !!!! (thats around 7k):shock:

thats wat i paid for 965wh m/b ($175) in jan 2007.

is ATI 3850 better than 8800gt ? :))
 

The_Devil_Himself

die blizzard die! D3?
^^no way,8800gt beats the hell out of 3850 anyday.And besides don't forget 'nVidia->the way its meant to be played".Games are customized for nvidia cards.

And lol I paid even more for my crap 946gzis in october 2006.lol.
 

dOm1naTOr

Wise Old Owl
but HD 3850 is damn cheap on newegg
bout 179$ ie around 7.2k
but 8800GT is around 300$ on newegg that is around 12k.
And even HD 3870 is for 249$, ie around 10k.
 

keith_j_snyder2

Rising ApocalypsE
But u missed few things guys. For $300...8800 Gt is VFM whereas there are other aspects too that if there is by any chance something happen to ur hardware, nVidia is easily repairable here in India.

Remember this:
Gaming = nVidia.
Designing = ATi.
 
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