Monday, June 8th 2009

AMD to Slash Prices of Radeon HD 4800 Series Products in Q3

AMD is expected to introduce a series of price-cuts next month, for its ATI Radeon HD 4800 series graphics products. The price-cuts may amount to as much as US $50, perhaps taking advantage of the low manufacturing costs. The cuts also come ahead of the time-frame in which the company will introduce a DirectX 11 compatible future-generation of ATI Radeon, to sync with the commercial launch of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system.

When implemented, the price of the high-end Radeon HD 4890 is expected to be $199, down $50 from its current price of $249. Radeon HD 4870 will sell for $149 from its current listing price of $199, although there needs to be some clarity on how the 1 GB and 512 MB variants are positioned. Finally, the Radeon HD 4850 will enter the $100 realm, to substitute the Radeon HD 4770, which seems to be suffering an acute stock shortage.Source: VR-Zone
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56 Comments on AMD to Slash Prices of Radeon HD 4800 Series Products in Q3

#1
1Kurgan1
The Knife in your Back
Nice, wonder when the 5xxx cards will come out.
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#2
reverze
Low prices are always good news.

Not sure why everyone is so excited over DX11 though or waiting for a DX11 card..

I'd wait for a bit after the release..
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#3
Sasqui
I still have a 4870 512mb... wonder if I should dump it on eBay and use my 850 for the meantime, then wait for the 1GB 4870 to go down. Not playing much right now anyway.
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#4
mdm-adph
by: laszlo
the "never ending story "

people wake-up and don't jump to buy the latest hardware if the old still make his job

the e-peen don't worth it

i see my future card will be a 4870 and will last 2-3 year i'm sure
That's why I never buy anything more expensive than mid-range. If I only spend $70 on a card, and in two years it costs $40, I'm not out much.

If I buy a card worth $300, and two years later it's going for around $90, it's not worth it.

Plus, mid-range today ain't as bad as it used to be.
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#5
Yukikaze
Hmm. HD4870X2 + HD4870 1Gb or a HD4890......Hmm....

Nah. My card does anything I want it to, but this inviting, I'll give it that :)

I'll wait for Larrabee to come out and make my upgrades at about that time.
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#6
ShogoXT
Im starting to wonder if getting two atomic 4890s was overkill.

EDIT: <--- :( post count.
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#7
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: mdm-adph
I find it hilarious the smallest and cheapest chip (which is supposed to lead to high yields, right?) is suffering a stock shortage. Or are they just being bought as quick as they can fly off the shelves?
Because it's on the new 40 nm process, and apparently all's not well with 40 nm and TSMC. AMD has no problems selling the more powerful HD 4850 for the same price. So consumers have nothing to worry about.
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#8
Kantastic
I wonder if the 4830 will drop in price, I've been eyeing that XFX single slot 4830.
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#9
TheMailMan78
Big Member
Ill be buying another 4870 soon :D
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#10
MadClown
HD 5870 x2 !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

if i can fit it >.>

my HD 4870 1GB is pumping out some seriously sexy performance, I think its well worth the $230 or so i paid for it on christmas, $150 is just a steal
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#11
mastrdrver
by: Yukikaze
Hmm. HD4870X2 + HD4870 1Gb or a HD4890......Hmm....
:rockout: Right there with you on that one. Been waiting for an excuse to go trifire.
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#12
FreedomEclipse
~Technological Technocrat~
already gone crossfire with 2 1gb 4870's :P
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#13
BATOFF
Ive been runnin 2 4870's in crossfire for last 5 months. Im looking to see what the HD5xxx offers and the variants.
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#14
KieranD
mid range now is high enud to rn games at full spec at a decent frame rate but high end is overkill good for future proofing but really if you can afford a £300 gpu then you are probly going to upgrade it again soon

nice cuts for anyone who wants a card just now or a second card
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#16
Wile E
Power User
What about 4870X2? I wouldn't mind a second one for Quad Fire. The 4870 would find a happy home in Rig number 2 if the prices on the X2 dropped enough.
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#17

by: Soylent Joe
Ima shoot somebody. The HIS HD 4870 that I paid $200 just arrived at my doorstep. Oh well, I guess now it'll take some of the pain from my wallet when it's time to go Crossfire.
easy there. Germans are banning FPS games for people shooting others after playing games. Now we don't want AMD cards banned in US, so go easy
#18
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: Wile E
What about 4870X2? I wouldn't mind a second one for Quad Fire. The 4870 would find a happy home in Rig number 2 if the prices on the X2 dropped enough.
I can hear your PSU crying all the way in Miami. :laugh:
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#19
alentor
by: btarunr
AMD is expected to introduce a series of price-cuts next month, for its ATI Radeon HD 4800 series graphics products. The price-cuts may amount to as much as US $50, perhaps taking advantage of the low manufacturing costs. The cuts also come ahead of the time-frame in which the company will introduce a DirectX 11 compatible future-generation of ATI Radeon, to sync with the commercial launch of Microsoft's Windows 7 operating system.

When implemented, the price of the high-end Radeon HD 4890 is expected to be $199, down $50 from its current price of $249. Radeon HD 4870 will sell for $149 from its current listing price of $199, although there needs to be some clarity on how the 1 GB and 512 MB variants are positioned. Finally, the Radeon HD 4850 will enter the $100 realm, to substitute the Radeon HD 4770, which seems to be suffering an acute stock shortage.

Source: VR-Zone
"Radeon HD 4870 will sell for $149 from its current listing price of $199, although there needs to be some clarity on how the 1 GB and 512 MB variants are positioned." so the 512MB ver and the 1g ver will have the same price tag, whould i be able to crossFire an 1gig card with 512mb crad? also what about the X2? :"D i really wanna get it!!! i got the PSU1 but what about it? will AMD cut the prices for the 4870X2 as well? these are some really good news!!!!
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#20
Wile E
Power User
by: alentor
"Radeon HD 4870 will sell for $149 from its current listing price of $199, although there needs to be some clarity on how the 1 GB and 512 MB variants are positioned." so the 512MB ver and the 1g ver will have the same price tag, whould i be able to crossFire an 1gig card with 512mb crad? also what about the X2? :"D i really wanna get it!!! i got the PSU1 but what about it? will AMD cut the prices for the 4870X2 as well? these are some really good news!!!!
No, the 512MB and teh 1GB won't be the same price. Yes, you can Crossfire a 512MB and a 1GB card, but the 1GB will only use 512MB of it's memory, so it's pointless for you to buy a 1GB 4870 for Crossfire, unless it's your only option.
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#21
TheMailMan78
Big Member
by: Wile E
No, the 512MB and teh 1GB won't be the same price. Yes, you can Crossfire a 512MB and a 1GB card, but the 1GB will only use 512MB of it's memory, so it's pointless for you to buy a 1GB 4870 for Crossfire, unless it's your only option.
This man speaks the truth. Look at my specs.
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#23
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
by: Wile E
What about 4870X2? I wouldn't mind a second one for Quad Fire. The 4870 would find a happy home in Rig number 2 if the prices on the X2 dropped enough.
You're at the AIBs mercy, who will take turns in selling their cards for <$350~$380, while other partners stay above $399. It shouldn't matter where you buy the card from, it's all the same :)
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#24
theeldest
I love the new ATI.

Coherent naming scheme - Check
High Performance parts - Check
Overclockability - Check
Hot Prices - Check

Solid competition for nVidia over the recent past - Double Check

(when would you say ATI started really competing w/ nVidia again? with the 4850 or an earlier card?)

I wonder if things will change we'll all look back at this time as the period of affordable gaming hardware?
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#25
InnocentCriminal
Resident Grammar Amender
by: kyle2020
Lets see if these cuts make it across the pond. If so, 4870's in crossfire look quite tasty . . .
Think we're in the same boat. ;) If the price drops on the same Gainward 4870 I have, I think I might pick up another and move over to a 24" monitor.
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