Mar 31, 2009
Well, the charts also show some odd values for 9600GTs 1GB in SLI since you don't see that kind of relative performance in them in other review sites. Then again not too many review the 1GB version in SLI. Anyway..... The only way I'd say get a 3870 is if you already have a 3870 or a 3850 since it's a cheap upgrade to get another one and crossfire them. A single 4870 will consume alot less power than two 3870s, is generally cheaper than two 3870s, is faster more than half the time, and can generally provide a better bottom speed. I recommend getting the 1GB version of the 4870.