The first component making up AMD's Spider platform has been released. Contrary to the previews we saw earlier in the week, the HD 3870 can't outperform the HD 2900 XT - however with miniscule performance differences - the 3870 wins when it comes down to price-for-performance. AMD note that the boards cost US $179 and $219, respectively. Some of the reviews published include TechReport, VR-Zone and Beyond3D.

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