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

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Jun 8, 2009.

  1. laszlo

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    you make sex with your pc;good for you and don't forget the rubber if you don't want to electrocute your big E-PE ;)
     
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    Nice, wonder when the 5xxx cards will come out.
     
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    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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    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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    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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    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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    Im starting to wonder if getting two atomic 4890s was overkill.

    EDIT: <--- :( post count.
     
  8. btarunr

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    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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    I wonder if the 4830 will drop in price, I've been eyeing that XFX single slot 4830.
     
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    Ill be buying another 4870 soon :D
     
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    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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    :rockout: Right there with you on that one. Been waiting for an excuse to go trifire.
     
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    already gone crossfire with 2 1gb 4870's :p
     
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    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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    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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    ati is on a roll
     
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    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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    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
     
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    I can hear your PSU crying all the way in Miami. :laugh:
     
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    "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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    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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    This man speaks the truth. Look at my specs.
     
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    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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    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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