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Radeon RV670  (Source: Tech Report)
AMD Radeon HD 3830 to compete with NVIDIA 8600GTS in price and performance

There's been a great deal of news regarding AMD's HD 3800 series of high-end desktop video cards including predictions of upcoming price cuts to compete with NVIDIA's 9600 GT mid-range product. The two models AMD currently offers in this high-end Radeon line of graphics cards are the HD 3850 and HD 3870.

To better compete with the recently launched GeForce 9600 GT, AMD will launch a new model in the HD 3800 series with a more modest configuration than its two older counterparts.

AMD's Radeon HD 3830 will be based on the RV670 core and will feature a 128-bit memory bus, potentially providing roughly half the memory bandwidth of the HD 3850 and 3870 depending on the type and speed of memory used.

All other features of the 55nm RV670 core are still included: DirectX 10.1, PCIe 2.0 and UVD.  The GPU still features 320 stream processors like the HD 3850 and HD 3870 revisions.

According to recent reports, the HD 3830 will feature up to 256 MB of memory and come with 320 stream processors as well as 16 texture filtering units and 16 raster operators to match the HD 3850/3870 models. This is compared to the 32 stream processors, 16 texture filtering units and 8 raster operators of the 8600GTS's G84 core.

Pricing of the Radeon HD 3830 scheduled on roadmaps in the $120-130 range, however with Radeon HD 3850 prices quickly approaching that, 3830 street prices could easily hit the $100 price point. 

AMD roadmaps peg the launch of Radeon HD 3830 at mid-April, with initial shipments likely not hitting the U.S. until several weeks later. 

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By Amiga500 on 3/21/2008 12:38:28 PM , Rating: 2
It would mean we have a faster top end part (and faster top-bottom spectrum) instead of "advancing" backwards.


By GodisanAtheist on 3/21/2008 2:26:41 PM , Rating: 2
I hear ya. AMD should be releasing faster parts, not slower ones. A 3890 would be nice.

By MagnumMan on 3/21/2008 3:10:28 PM , Rating: 2
If you want a faster part you can modify your 3870. I voltmodded a 3870 (hard mod, not pencil) and with the stock cooler I have it running 920/1226, up from stock which is 777/1126. (Under load it approaches 90 degrees C however). With a Phenom at 2.53GHz I am getting 3dMark scores in the low 11000 range now. So I would say there is some headroom in the design for them to pump up the Vcore and release a part at 900MHz to compete with the latest stuff from Nvidia when it becomes necessary. This is why I am going to not only voltmod the GPU and memory on my water cooled quad 3870 rig (K9A2 Platinum) but I am going to also upgrade most of the larger caps. Hopefully I can get quad crossfire running with 1GHz on every card. Then my Phenom at 2.75GHz can *really* hobble my benchmark scores. :> It is only a matter of time before some manufacturers or some enterprising soul decided to go into business modding these for people.

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