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yay 3850 and 3870 price drop!

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February 20, 2008 5:24:25 PM

jnava121 said:
http://www.tomshardware.com/2008/02/20/amd_announces_hd...



wooot. :pt1cable: 

i hear crossfire a callin......


Yea this is pretty good news. I am curious is to the reasoning. I hope we see something new or maybe this is just to counter the 9600GT that we have seen some info on recently. Hopefully the former, but probably the latter.
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3Ball
February 20, 2008 8:12:05 PM

You guys do realize that 8800GT 512M is dipping into the $200~$220 range right? Without lower prices it's hard to justify buying 3870 these days. (Yeah, they can match 8800GTs once you get both of them SLi'd and Crossfire'd... but dual card remains a small part of the market)
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February 20, 2008 8:31:44 PM

And those prices are here now, thats why it its this way. You dont like competition? This is what its all about . And WE win!! Cant wait for the 700s
February 20, 2008 8:36:14 PM

does this mean a price drop in the 3870x2? o.0
February 20, 2008 9:55:32 PM

nman729 said:
does this mean a price drop in the 3870x2? o.0


Not until the higher end 9800's release is what I would assume.

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3Ball
February 20, 2008 10:57:00 PM

If the 3870 drops to $189 surely the 3870x2 would drop to $380?
February 21, 2008 7:53:06 AM

hemm... not necessarily... after all, the X2 is still the better solution... +, it's at the high end, so...
February 21, 2008 8:36:52 AM

I looked at the sub $200 3870 as an upgrade over my GTS 320.

They're about equal.

February 21, 2008 10:26:48 AM

ehm, the HD3850 is the one that competes with your 320 gts

the 3870 goes for the 640mb GTS...
February 21, 2008 10:58:57 AM

I'm gutted I bought my 3870 yesterday and the drops were announced today. The only saving grace is that here the UK they will probably just ignore it for a couple of weeks.
February 21, 2008 2:08:18 PM

amd_fanboi said:
hemm... not necessarily... after all, the X2 is still the better solution... +, it's at the high end, so...


Not to mention that for people who dont have crossfire capabilities, which is alot I might add. If you they want that sort of solution then the X2 is the only way to go, thus causing them to maybe justify the premium.

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3Ball
February 21, 2008 4:50:50 PM

amd_fanboi said:
ehm, the HD3850 is the one that competes with your 320 gts

the 3870 goes for the 640mb GTS...


According to the VGA charts they're basically the same in real world performance.

edit - for the rez I'm looking for, I guess I should say (1680x1050 and below)
February 22, 2008 12:46:49 AM

so your saying 2x3870s in crossfire would be the same, and cheaper than a single 3870x2?
February 22, 2008 7:31:00 PM

coltz said:
You guys do realize that 8800GT 512M is dipping into the $200~$220 range right? Without lower prices it's hard to justify buying 3870 these days. (Yeah, they can match 8800GTs once you get both of them SLi'd and Crossfire'd... but dual card remains a small part of the market)


....and you yourself realise theres now a card for more or less any price point: 8800gs, 3850 256 or 512, 8800gt 256, 9600gt, 3870, 8800gt 512, 8800gts 512.

In short if you want to spend an extra 10 dollars/pounds, you can buy something a bit faster. In the u.k. the 95-150 quid price range takes in all these cards except the 8800gts 512. Weve never had such a choice as at this present time. You could set yourself a budget and be very happy with whatever you bought imho.
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