Thursday, June 19th 2008

AMD launches Radeon HD 48xx Series Today

I just received an E-Mail from AMD stating that some RV770 info can be posted today:
Effective 9:00 AM EDT on Thursday, June 19th, AMD will be lifting the embargo preventing the publishing of ATI Radeon HD 4850 performance previews. These performance previews may include ATI Radeon HD 4850 benchmarks, photos of the ATI Radeon HD 4850 hardware, information printed on related packaging or photos of the packaging itself and related pricing information.
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41 Comments on AMD launches Radeon HD 48xx Series Today

#1
From_Nowhere
WOW, that's cool. I've been curious to the specs etc. on this card.
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#2
Gam'ster
Nice, crunch time is upon us.

Gam
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#3
Wayward
Thanks for the news, W1z. Hopefully this will put an end to some of the speculation that has so plagued this launch. :toast:
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#4
Voyager
10:00 PM EEST for me, about 8 hours to wait :wtf:
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#5
burtram
can't wait. i am looking forward to seeing some good reviews!
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#7
laszlo
wow!

if the 4850 CF almost beat gtx280 i think 4870 CF will destroy it and a single card will be a match to 260

nice from AMD-ATI so they'll survive and we'll have competition at least in gpu market...


this is a good move from AMD they killing Nvidia launch
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#8
wiak
crow1001
Crossfire review below, looks OK but still cant compete with the GTX280 when in xfire, AA/AF has improved dramatically with the new ATI cards :toast: looks to be an excellent card, more so if you xfire two of them, if the price is right, they should sell plenty.

www.tweaktown.com/articles/1470/1/page_1_introduction/index.html
drivers can also mature by time, the 4850 sells for around 1440 nok here in norway
komplett.com got it in some of their etail store's, in norway, sweden and danmark
www.komplett.com/

i think AMD did the right thing, and the 4850 looks great, as you can see the price is around the level of 3850 when it was first released

ATI is :nutkick: NVIDIA
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#9
W1zzard
omg updated to have only one hour left
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#10
DaMulta
My stars went supernova
I can't wait to read your review. This is going to be very interesting.
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#11
candle_86
see thats not nice to tell me i have work in 10 hours and i havn't been to bed yet, wizz your acting like my GF right now, teasing me with something i have to wait on till later, not cool man :P
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#12
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
Are you doing a preview? Right now TUL seems to be the only partner selling these cards.
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#13
Widjaja
Great now I'll selll my 8800GT and jump back on the ATi band wagon.
Actually on my X1950pro right now, since another one has died on me and getting a RMA.
Thats three in total.
Loved the performance but the longevity is a bit short for my liking.
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#14
DanishDevil
:cry: I want my 4870 :cry:

Some legit spec's and reviews would be nice, though :D
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#15
[I.R.A]_FBi
W1zzard
omg updated to have only one hour left
Waiting with baited breath!
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#16
WarEagleAU
Bird of Prey
::drool:: This is historic. Well not really, Im just itching to see what the 4850 can do. Cant wait for the 4870s.
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#17
TooFast
nice! for 400$ its almost as fast as the gtx280... I'm sure 3 of them will dust it, for the same price!
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#18
selway89
Wow great news, cant wait to see what they can do. Eagerly awaiting the review to be posted on TPU! :D
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#20
candle_86
Azazel when did you get back, and let me say welcome back prolly very late lol
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#21
W1zzard
candle_86
see thats not nice to tell me i have work in 10 hours and i havn't been to bed yet, wizz your acting like my GF right now, teasing me with something i have to wait on till later, not cool man :P
just relaying what i'm being told by amd. there is total chaos right now. i probably wont make it for 3pm
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btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
W1zzard
just relaying what i'm being told by amd. there is total chaos right now. i probably wont make it for 3pm
Do you predict the supplies to be healthy? Since you tell there's chaos?
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#24
candle_86
W1zzard
just relaying what i'm being told by amd. there is total chaos right now. i probably wont make it for 3pm
lol its cool, i was making a funny but with your word i go to bed, i trust you wont let everyone else see it for sevral hours before i wake up, if you do i will cry like a girl
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#25
g0dM@n
btarunr
Do you predict the supplies to be healthy? Since you tell there's chaos?
I'm wondering the same thing... I'll never forget how funny the 8800gt launch was...
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