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New Video Cards in June 2008

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May 30, 2008 7:26:28 AM

Hey all,

I've been doing some research in order to build a new computer. However, many users on the site have been saying that ATI or NVidia are going to unveil some next gen video cards in mid-June. I have been trying to search on google for them but I'm a little lost because I can't find anything about any new line of video cards.

Can someone please fill me in, maybe with a link or something, so that I can read some information about the new cards (if there are some)?

Thanks!

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a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2008 8:23:28 AM

Yes. they are slated to be released in week 25 (June 16th to 20th).

ATI's 4870 is supposed to be 50% faster than their 3870 and compete with the 8800GTS 512 and 9800GTX. Prices are said to be in the $300-$350 range. They will also be releasing the 4850 in the $200-$250 range with performance said to be in the range of the 8800GT.

nVidia will be releasing the GTX 280 and GTX 260 in the price range of $600-$450 respectively. The GTX 280 should be more powerful than the current 9800GX2.
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May 30, 2008 8:32:19 AM

outlw6669 said:
Yes. they are slated to be released in week 25 (June 16th to 20th).

ATI's 4870 is supposed to be 50% faster than their 3870 and compete with the 8800GTS 512 and 9800GTX. Prices are said to be in the $300-$350 range. They will also be releasing the 4850 in the $200-$250 range with performance said to be in the range of the 8800GT.

nVidia will be releasing the GTX 280 and GTX 260 in the price range of $600-$450 respectively. The GTX 280 should be more powerful than the current 9800GX2.


Sweetness :na: 
May 30, 2008 9:55:15 AM

Nordic Hardware has info on the 4870x2:

http://www.nordichardware.com/news,7796.html

That's the card I want, but it needs a better CPU. A 4870 is expected to be as fast as a 3870x2, so the 4870x2 should be fantastic in games that support Crossfire. I doubt if Nvidia can pull off a dual GPU card next generation.

May 30, 2008 5:22:36 PM

Thanks for all the information!

So if someone like me is kinda on a budget and doesn't want to spend more than $250 for a video card, which one of the following options would you guys suggest?

OPTION A: Buy a 8800GTS now for $170 - $200 and just keep using that for the next 1-2 years since it will basically do everything that I need.

OPTION B: Wait until the new ones come out so that the price of the older ones drops

OPTION C: Buy an EVGA 8800GTS and use the step-up program IF the new video cards are <$100 more expensive than the 8800GTS ........ only problem with this is that I can't switch to ATI cards I believe and most ppl say those are gonna be better this time around...

All I'm doing is playing Age of Conan, Starcraft 2 (when it releases), watching movies, listening to music and surfing the web........ no video editing or sound mixing or anything.... just LOTSA multitasking

Thanks for your input!
a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2008 5:33:45 PM

If you can wait, use option B.
It is only a few more weeks.
a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2008 6:12:20 PM

Yep, there's no information.

So GTS vs HD4850 is a mystery, but that's likely your candidates.
May 30, 2008 8:48:52 PM

darkknight4686 said:

OPTION A: Buy a 8800GTS now for $170 - $200 and just keep using that for the next 1-2 years since it will basically do everything that I need.

OPTION B: Wait until the new ones come out so that the price of the older ones drops

OPTION C: Buy an EVGA 8800GTS and use the step-up program IF the new video cards are <$100 more expensive than the 8800GTS ........ only problem with this is that I can't switch to ATI cards I believe and most ppl say those are gonna be better this time around...


I think optioin B is the best as well. Especially since that's more or less of what I'm doing ;) 
I'm taking it one step further and waiting till the price wars start between the new Ati/AMD cards and new nV cards.
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a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2008 10:14:36 PM

the GTX 280 is supposed to be faster than the 4870 X2....

the 4870 X2 is supposed to compete with the GTX 260... read the new news article that just came out froms toms hardware
a b U Graphics card
May 30, 2008 11:22:37 PM

Quote:
the GTX 280 is supposed to be faster than the 4870 X2....

the 4870 X2 is supposed to compete with the GTX 260... read the new news article that just came out froms toms hardware


That's all about the pricing, the X2 will be priced just north of the GTX260.
It mentions nothing about performance other than to ask the question if the 480 / 960 shaders will perform well enough to capture more market share.
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