ASUS EAH3870 TOP review
After giving Sapphire's Radeon HD 3870 Atomic the once over last week, for today's review we turn our attentions to another factory overclocked Radeon HD 3870 part, this time courtesy of ASUS' TOP range of graphics boards.
Compared to the grand packaging and intriguing cooling solution of the Atomic, the EAH3870 TOP takes a far more traditional line with regard to creating a factory overclocked board, sticking with ATI's own dual-slot reference cooler, and focusing on bumping up the card's core clock speed over anything too extravagant on the memory clock side of the equation. Will this particular mix of functionality be enough to draw users away from NVIDIA's hugely successful GeForce 8800 GT 512MB boards? We'll be seeing how the ASUS EAH3870 TOP compares to both reference Radeon HD 3870 and GeForce 8800 GT parts in this article, so let's get started without further ado.