"Last month AMD introduced the ATI Radeon HD 3800 series as
'enthusiast gaming performance for the masses' through the Radeon
HD 3850 and Radeon HD 3870, which are both sub-$250 graphics cards.
While rudimentary, the Catalyst 7.11 Linux driver (also released
last month), supports these two RV670 GPUs with better support
coming through the Catalyst 7.12 Linux driver this month. To see
how well these two PCI Express 2.0 graphics cards are able to
perform under Linux, ASUS had sent out their EAH3850 TOP and
EAH3870 TOP. We have tested both of these graphics cards using
Ubuntu 7.10 and have compared the results to other products using
the fglrx driver, including the ATI Radeon HD 2900XT 512MB. These
are the world's first Linux benchmarks of these new mainstream ATI
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