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August 12, 2008 2:39:26 AM

Allright ive seen a ton of fourms pricing the new 4870x2 at around 500 which imo is a much better price than I expected.

With a price I like that I decided this is the card I should certainly go with for my new build. I have everything ready except for the gpu, so im curious if anyone knows when these new products usually end up on websites like newegg (or even best buy).

Since these cards are expected to sell out pretty quickly with the ddr5 shortage and the lack of good competition.

this card is supposed to be released tommorow (august 12th) so does anyone know what time these websites usually update/add new products ? Im far too excited about my new build, and having to wait a couple weeks for a newer batch of 4870x2s wouldnt be ideal.

(also does anyone know whether the 4870x2 for 500$ is going to be the 2g version ? And if they have adequate cooling compared to the 4870 ?)

Also sorry about all the rambling and ranting above im just far too excited about finally having a pc that isnt crap.

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August 12, 2008 2:44:12 AM

dcm1602 said:
Allright ive seen a ton of fourms pricing the new 4870x2 at around 500 which imo is a much better price than I expected.

With a price I like that I decided this is the card I should certainly go with for my new build. I have everything ready except for the gpu, so im curious if anyone knows when these new products usually end up on websites like newegg (or even best buy).

Since these cards are expected to sell out pretty quickly with the ddr5 shortage and the lack of good competition.

this card is supposed to be released tommorow (august 12th) so does anyone know what time these websites usually update/add new products ? Im far too excited about my new build, and having to wait a couple weeks for a newer batch of 4870x2s wouldnt be ideal.

(also does anyone know whether the 4870x2 for 500$ is going to be the 2g version ? And if they have adequate cooling compared to the 4870 ?)

Also sorry about all the rambling and ranting above im just far too excited about finally having a pc that isnt crap.


1. websites (like newegg, of course) should have them tomorrow given that ATI has done their part and there isn't some hold up we don't know about

2. there is only one version of the 4870x2...the 2GB version (for now at least)

3. as far as i know there isn't a huge problem with the ddr5 shortage right now (4870s are loaded with it and are flying off the shelves)


PS: im waiting to buy mine immediately when they're released....my 7900gtx is really lagging behind on my 24" nowadays
August 12, 2008 2:48:53 AM

lol thats my plan. I wanted to order mine at like midnight.

Ive been gaming on a 2.0ghz pentium 4 with a fx 5600 ultra for the last few years.

As you can imagine im ready to game on something that doesnt belong in an antique shop
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August 12, 2008 2:57:47 AM

dcm1602 said:
lol thats my plan. I wanted to order mine at like midnight.

Ive been gaming on a 2.0ghz pentium 4 with a fx 5600 ultra for the last few years.

As you can imagine im ready to game on something that doesnt belong in an antique shop


5600 ultra....ouch

i used to have a 9600XT and switched to NVIDIA with the 7900gtx. turns out that was a bad choice. the 7 series drivers for 64-bit operating systems totally mess up everything. i couldn't even play games without the system locking up or getting the graphics driver recovery thing in vista. back to ATI for me.
August 12, 2008 3:17:48 AM

I guess you should check newegg at like 12:30, although they might not have anyone working to add it this late, so maybe you have to wait till morning.
August 12, 2008 4:35:17 AM

I was looking at the 9800gx2, 260, 280, and the 4870. Would the 4870x2 be the better choice? I'm looking for a super video card with a Penryn processor (either the E8600 or Q9550) but then again I have Nehalem in my head also.
August 12, 2008 4:45:17 AM

im waiting for the 4870 1gb version but the x2 is a steal at $500. my 7800GTX is killing me in oblivion and even cs:s at 1600x1200 as i cant use AA wich is upsetting. but at least i dont got the 5600 ultra lol. do you think we'll start seing 1gb 4870's anytime soon with the x2's being realesed w/ 1gb per gpu?
August 12, 2008 5:05:36 AM

Ok while I havent seen any websites selling the card yet, it is officially out

http://game.amd.com/us-en/unlock_radeonhd4870x2.aspx?p=...

"Believe it or not - the best just got better. For the first time ever, 2.4 teraFLOPS of graphics horse power, 1600 stream processors and 2 GB of GDDR5 memory have been combined to create the fastest and most powerful graphics card available today."
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2008 6:07:59 AM

Quote:
4870X2 599$ confirmed! much more expensive than GTX280

source: http://news.cnet.com/8301-13924_3- [...] 7-1_3-0-20


Quote:

The 4870 X2 is priced at $549. Nvidia preemptively responded to this by cutting the price on the GTX 280 to $499 in July.


At least learn to read, you a..hole.
August 12, 2008 6:49:11 AM

My entire system build has been waiting for one of these too. I can't wait!
August 12, 2008 6:56:12 AM

thanks dragon.

now confirmed:
4870X2 599$
GTX280 499$

now Nvidia has the advantage when it comes to price/performance ratio
August 12, 2008 7:17:00 AM

and the best part is that it finally scales well in crysis woot woot
August 12, 2008 7:19:16 AM

Any idea if newegg would have them in the next couple hours or probably not until morning? I've been waiting a month to get this and build my system and I'm slightly paranoid they'll be sold out tomorrow morning.
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2008 7:19:43 AM

So, the G280 is within 10% of the 4870x2? I dont think so. Also, theres a premium for being the fastest card. Also, these are starter prices, theyll drop, not 250$ like the still overpriced G280, but Im betting we see these at 500$ in a few weeks or so
August 12, 2008 7:50:31 AM

update: cheapest GTX280 is now 430$

Nvidia wins @ price/performance ratio
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2008 8:00:46 AM

Not when you can buy a 4870 for 260$. LOL
August 12, 2008 8:08:47 AM

still waiting for the dye shrink GTX 280 then i will look at the prices
August 12, 2008 1:04:24 PM

concrum said:
update: cheapest GTX280 is now 430$

Nvidia wins @ price/performance ratio


Actually... Nvidia loses Price/performance to the 4850 and 4870...

All along your argument was that if people want the best they have to go Nvidia regardless of price. Well now for much less than the 280's initial price you can get a card that's substantially better at almost every game, including Crysis.

Concrum you should just leave the forums, you've lost, Nvidia has lost, we, the consumers, have won.
August 12, 2008 1:16:06 PM

I wonder if Concrum is employed by Nvidia? Maybe he sits under the bridge leading to the the AMD/ATI offices and scares off people.
August 12, 2008 1:25:40 PM

concrum said:
update: cheapest GTX280 is now 430$

Nvidia wins @ price/performance ratio




GTX280 21% cheaper (430$ for gtx280)......but 30 to 50% slower..............

can sum1 comfime if he has any brains.....
August 12, 2008 1:46:18 PM

sarwar_r87 said:
GTX280 21% cheaper (430$ for gtx280)......but 30 to 50% slower..............

can sum1 comfime if he has any brains.....


he doesn't
concrum just likes to troll the forums while humping NVIDIA's leg
August 12, 2008 2:13:35 PM

well i am no fanboi of nvidia but ATI seems to have kiked them where it hurts.
i'm due to build my new system as i am still on a single core 3200+ 64bit and a gainward 7800gs+, so as you can see i need a new system.

q6600 SLACR GO
4870x2
4 gig ddr Corsair
and other bits like psu ,hd's and stuff but the main headache has been GTX280 or is the 4870x2 going to be out in time and also am i going to be able to get one with in a week from friday 15th as i am very impataint and want one now RIGHT NOW!!!! , i hope my supplier can get hold of one or i might just spend £40 on a cheap ass pci-e card for the time being and wait for me to get my hands on one or two or maybe three i just like to be greedy.

for over a week my brain battled GTX280 or 4870x2 i settled for the 4870x2 and knowing my luck they will proberbly be delayed in the UK or it will take weeks to get one due to high demands.......

GO ATI!!!!!!!!! its about time Nvidia got knocked down of thier perch.
msg to Nvidia don't take things for granted anymore as there is allways some one around to kik u up da @$$.
can't wait to see the next gpu from Nvidia things are hot i tells ya hot HOT HOT!!!!!! let the battle commence.
August 12, 2008 3:07:41 PM

anyone find any of these online yet that can ship same day?

im trying to get this before the weekend.
August 12, 2008 3:08:58 PM

xxjudgmentxx said:
he doesn't
concrum just likes to troll the forums while humping NVIDIA's leg


:lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol:  :lol: 

this one 4 u concrum:


so basically, 4870x2 is faster and has more value than GTX280 wit AA....now if u wana complain that u wana play without AA, go get 4870. 4870x2 is for ppl who wans to play at hightest possible screen size and details
August 12, 2008 3:10:19 PM

concrum said:
thanks dragon.

now confirmed:
4870X2 599$
GTX280 499$

now Nvidia has the advantage when it comes to price/performance ratio


Wow.....


I guess the whole benchmark and reviews thing isn't for you? Can I live in your disillusioned world as well? (Well... mine would be where I have lots of money!!!)
August 12, 2008 4:05:31 PM

xxjudgmentxx said:
anyone find any of these online yet that can ship same day?

im trying to get this before the weekend.


snaaaap they're on newegg now

EDIT: bought one...overnighting it. *drool* *dropkicks 7900gtx*
August 12, 2008 6:47:44 PM

OK, for those still wanting to get a first day release, newegg is out of the saphhire, but check out mwave.com and provantage.com. Provantage has it for the cheapest, but I dont trust them as much. Mwave is approved by ATi and has it in stock and cheaper than newegg (as of 2:46 EST 8-12-08).
August 12, 2008 7:23:58 PM

concrum said:
way way overpriced, id rather get GTX280, it's as low as $430



not bad since it is 20-30% faster on average and still 100 dollars cheaper than the gtx-280 was on its release date.
August 12, 2008 7:54:59 PM


Look, if you don’t want one then don't get one! You and your anti-ATi BS is getting annoying. It was only after ATi released a superior product for much less that NVIDIA had to reduce the cost of the bloated GTX280. The 9800GX2 is faster that the GTX280 on average! Why are you not signing praises for that?
August 12, 2008 8:09:23 PM

I just bought one from Provantage. They had a great record on Pricegrabber (4.59/5.00 since 2001), so I will let everyone know how it goes.
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2008 8:33:44 PM

concrum said:
way way overpriced, id rather get GTX280, it's as low as $430

Actually, even if we take $430 as the number for the GTX280, that makes it about the same performance per dollar as a $550 HD4870x2. Not only that, but the 4870x2 price is a release price, meaning it is likely to drop fairly quickly, while the GTX 280 is not likely to fall any more.
August 12, 2008 8:36:46 PM

dcm1602 said:
lol thats my plan. I wanted to order mine at like midnight.

Ive been gaming on a 2.0ghz pentium 4 with a fx 5600 ultra for the last few years.

As you can imagine im ready to game on something that doesnt belong in an antique shop


Haha... I just upgraded from a 1.7ghz AMD athlon with an ATi 9800 pro in it...
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2008 9:11:25 PM

concrum said:
update: cheapest GTX280 is now 430$

Nvidia wins @ price/performance ratio

FYI, you have been able to buy the GTX280 for $369 after $30 rebate for well over a week now.
Link: http://www.zipzoomfly.com/jsp/ProductDetail.jsp?Product...

Even so, at $370 the GTX280 does not win price/performance wise. It's still overprice compared to the 8800GT or HD4850. Just run two of those and you have more bang for less buck.
a b U Graphics card
August 13, 2008 1:35:47 AM

Is it cold in here, or is it just me ? heheh
August 13, 2008 3:52:56 AM

More importantly wheres the visiontek 4870x2 ?

I mean maybe its just me but if im gonna be spending 600$ on a gpu (after tax and shipping since newegg new taxes those in ny) I would like to have a decent warranty on it.

As well as a nicer brand name behind it.

!