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AMD Responds to GeForce GTX 260 Price-Cuts, Prepares its Own

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A common feature with shopping seasons, namely summer and Christmas, is that consumer graphics giants, AMD and NVIDIA announce new products that push up the pure performance and performance per dollar envelopes. With this Christmas season however, nothing notably new is going to come out of their stables, making their existing products slog it out. This resulted in both companies resorting to some serious price-cutting with their existing mid-thru-high-end products.

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this should really make everyone happy because now they will be able to see 2 4870s/2 GTX 260s under their Xmas Trees This year.
 

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Buy two HD 4870 cards instead of a HD 4870 X2, which is still beyond the $500 mark.
 

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If they lower the price of the 4870, that tells me the price of the 4850 1GB is going to have to drop.
 
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Buy two HD 4870 cards instead of a HD 4870 X2, which is still beyond the $500 mark.
You forget

8800GTX and 8800 Ultra costed 500-600 USD at the starting Price and Up Until G92 the Prices remained there.
 

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You forget

8800GTX and 8800 Ultra costed 500-600 USD at the starting Price and Up Until G92 the Prices remained there.
There's no indication of my forgetting that, from my previous post. What I said was we'd rather buy two HD 4870s instead of a HD 4870 X2 (if the motherboard/system permits).
 
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boooooom , best chose now is 2x 4870
 

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There's no indication of my forgetting that, from my previous post. What I said was we'd rather buy two HD 4870s instead of a HD 4870 X2 (if the motherboard/system permits).
Ya i guess if you intend on running a Single card the 4870X2 would be top choice, if multiple cards without breaking bank, 4870. I think AMD wont sit around with the 260GTX+ around, but whats funny is 280 GTX still probably be more worth it than 2 260GTX+ in SLI:roll:
 

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Bugger, at that price I have no excuse not to go crossfire....My bank manager hates me!
 
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Bugger, at that price I have no excuse not to go crossfire....My bank manager hates me!
will not make much difference in the uk me thinks
 

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Aye. but thats a tenner on £200. If you don't want it I can give you my PayPal address.....
 
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Its on... ATI>:nutkick:
 
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What!! only 4870. This sux
 
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Aye. but thats a tenner on £200. If you don't want it I can give you my PayPal address.....
No it's not, it's a fiver!
 
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And don't forget that many things increased when VAT decreased, duty for one.

I hope we too see these cuts, now that i have a crossfire board on the way i wouldn't mind getting a couple of cards.
 
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this is indeed good news!!!
 

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Too bad the price drops are only for people in the us, newwegg.ca is still showing the same price as a few days ago.
 

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Hoorah. That means I may be picking me one of these buggers up in the 1 GB flavor.
 

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And no one believed me when I said just wait right before Xmas on these prices LOL

That's funny
 
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darn and i recently bought a HIS ICeQ4 4850 Turbo for $179.99. :/ well atleast it's quiet at 80% fan speed and very overclockable :p