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June 26, 2008 12:12:32 AM

I seem to recall reading that the gtx260 was supposed to launch today, but it appears it hasn't? I haven't seen anything from any e-tailers yet

Anyone know anything about this?

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June 26, 2008 12:17:54 AM

Well since the 260 is made from defective 280 cores, there may not be enough supply yet
June 26, 2008 12:33:31 AM

Who cares! The better perfoming 48xx series are out and cheaper.
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June 26, 2008 1:44:50 AM

I imagine 260 will be dropped to comparable price, and they have almost parallel performance. If it isn't, then I might goto the higher end anyways.

If the 4870 actually had a markable performance increase over the 260, i'd be more than happy to throw my evga 750i out the window, but since it doesn't then i'm still interested in g260.

If I have to purchase a new motherboard to operate the 4870 in Crossifre, then it isn't cheaper; so its not really in my interest.

I might do an AMD graphics platform whenever they launch the 4870x2, but I get a feeling that is likely going to be after STALKER: CS launches~
June 26, 2008 2:12:37 AM

dirtmountain said:
http://www.anandtech.com/video/showdoc.aspx?i=3341
Dunno, the anad review shows 8800GT in SLI slapping the HD4870 away from the table like a red headed stepchild in most games. Same price point for 2- 8800GT and 1- HD4870.

The problem with 8800GT SLI is that SLI does not always scale 100%. Usually its like 30%, and then the 4870 usually beats 8800GT SLI. The 4870 is one GPU, and almost never produces mixed results with different games like two 8800GT does.
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June 26, 2008 2:24:08 AM

At 1680x1050 resolution the 8800GT SLI option looks very strong compared to one HD4870 and 2x HD4850 CF.
And you can get the nice cool & quiet double slot or aftermarket cooler, or factory OC models and still save $120+ over HD4870 or HD4850CF.

a b U Graphics card
June 26, 2008 2:25:39 AM

In Anandtechs review the 2-8800GT SLI almost always beat the single HD4870 (exception QuakeWars) Bioshock pretty much equal, all the rest at all resolutions the 8800GT in SLI beat it. I'm not badmouthing the 4870, it and the 4850 are great cards and i thank ATI for giving us all a real choice in what GPU we can buy.
June 26, 2008 2:37:21 AM

didn't AMD say they were launching the 4870x2 at 499$?
a b U Graphics card
June 26, 2008 3:20:48 AM

To me, this all depends on how much you want to spend, and how much performance you want. I posted a long time ago, wed now have these options, and multicore was the future. I like the options with the multicore setups, and by that I mean sli/cf or any x2 card out there. Its better for us consumers. Thank you ATI
June 26, 2008 3:32:05 AM

ovaltineplease said:
I seem to recall reading that the gtx260 was supposed to launch today, but it appears it hasn't? I haven't seen anything from any e-tailers yet

Anyone know anything about this?


Man this thread got completely hijacked by fanbois!

It's supposed to be coming out Thursday, June 26th, 2008. We'll see in about 30 minutes if that's true!
June 26, 2008 3:55:07 AM

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The 4870 X2 1 Gb in August will own both the 280 and 260 cards, and cost alot less possibly $399 or cheaper.


Yeah right.
But you had never think that maybe nvidia will launch a GTX260GX2 or maybe GTX280GX2 like the 9800gx2

And definitly those ones would kick any radeons available.

Dont ya think????

June 26, 2008 3:58:56 AM

Waspy said:
Man this thread got completely hijacked by fanbois!

It's supposed to be coming out Thursday, June 26th, 2008. We'll see in about 30 minutes if that's true!



haha, okay good enough


yea, people don't know when to quit I guess.


Anyways, after having seen the 4870 results i'm looking at gtx260 SLI and overclocked I do believe :o 
June 26, 2008 4:00:26 AM

tato999 said:
Yeah right.
But you had never think that maybe nvidia will launch a GTX260GX2 or maybe GTX280GX2 like the 9800gx2

And definitly those ones would kick any radeons available.

Dont ya think????



I was thinking about this already, but I don't think they could launch a gtx280/260 GX2 - that would've been like trying to launch an 8800Ultra gx2

I could see a 9800GTX 55nm GX2 though.
a b U Graphics card
June 26, 2008 4:27:55 AM

Sorry, I just went with the flow. Ithought it was the 25th also, thx
June 26, 2008 4:56:00 AM

GTX 260? Whats that? At $400 vs $300 for the 4870, who cares?

Single slot and Intel CF ready (Dunno if you knew but the Intel chipsets (CF only) OC a CPU much better and have 70% of the market.

So why dream of wasting $100 and get a 4870.

Fanboi or not, I spent $500 on a ATI card when it was tops, then went EVGA 8800GT, now ATI 4870 (when I can get water on it and find a 4870). The tables have turned.

I'd really like a GTX 280, but it's price is stoopid.


June 26, 2008 12:52:54 PM

Conumdrum said:
GTX 260? Whats that? At $400 vs $300 for the 4870, who cares?

Single slot and Intel CF ready (Dunno if you knew but the Intel chipsets (CF only) OC a CPU much better and have 70% of the market.

So why dream of wasting $100 and get a 4870.

Fanboi or not, I spent $500 on a ATI card when it was tops, then went EVGA 8800GT, now ATI 4870 (when I can get water on it and find a 4870). The tables have turned.

I'd really like a GTX 280, but it's price is stoopid.



You're making my head hurt, allow me to explain. I use an "SLI motherboard" with 2 8800GTs

HD 4870 single is a downgrade from SLI 8800 GT - the only way I would've bought a 4870 is if the performance was astronomical, which it wasn't, even if it was a great video card.

In order to get a markable upgrade on an AMD platform I would have to get a "Crossfire motherboard", and get 2 HD4870s.

The fact is the 260gtx is parallel to the 4870, and even if it costs 100$ more per card - I would pay the exact same and maybe even more for an x48 motherboard in the longrun, so it is not a sensible route to take unless I want to goto the trouble of selling a motherboard just to get the exact same performance I would get out of slightly more expensive but equal cost in the long run vid cards.

Make sense for you now?
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