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a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2008 3:47:18 PM

If anyone is interested in picking it up. =]
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

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a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2008 4:12:52 PM

At a mere $559.99 :pt1cable:  :love: 
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2008 4:19:54 PM

ya there at a good price. i was thinking about picking one up but i just bought 2 evga gtx 260 superclocked versions for 489$ after 20$mr at newegg. i believe 2 gtx260 outperform a 4870x2.
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a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2008 4:23:27 PM

Well it is the 'hello world' intro price to take advantage of the 'MUST HAVE' first week adopters. It'll probably drop a great deal within a few weeks, just like the others cards.

Definitely keeps the old choices still viable with the HD4870 and GTX280 still options until the X2 drops a bit more.
August 12, 2008 4:25:30 PM

Sorry invisik, but even in the early previews the 4870 X2 beats 2 GTX 260s. The good news is, you are still in a niche where you can max out every game except Crysis, and Crysis is just a terrible game... Yep the 4870 X2 may get 100 FPS where you only get 80 FPS...
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2008 4:25:59 PM

invisik said:
ya there at a good price. i was thinking about picking one up but i just bought 2 evga gtx 260 superclocked versions for 489$ after 20$mr at newegg. i believe 2 gtx260 outperform a 4870x2.


Yeah depends on what you're comparing, because it's like the HD4870 v GTX260, you win some you lose some, so Xfiring/SLiing them together once again you win some, you lose some.
August 12, 2008 4:28:58 PM

Edit: @ TGGA: ^ Yep but then again, there was the thing about investors being angry with ATI's low prices of the 4850s and 4870s. They felt that ATI could be making more money on them...which is probably true but it is funny since they are choking NV. I think the angry investors will affect the x2 pricing a bit. I wouldn't be surprised if it only drops by a small amount. Just my opinion though.
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2008 4:37:11 PM

really when i look at the benchmarks such as tweaktown or anandtech it doesnt seem faster especially at the resolution i play at 1680x1050. And at tom the gtx 280 falls short compared but not a whole lot. considering i have 2 gtx 260 it seems like it would be equal or slighty better.
Plus i spent 489$ compared to 559$ so it doesnt seem to bad of a deal.
=]
August 12, 2008 4:37:38 PM

SpinachEater said:
Edit: @ TGGA: ^ Yep but then again, there was the thing about investors being angry with ATI's low prices of the 4850s and 4870s. They felt that ATI could be making more money on them...which is probably true but it is funny since they are choking NV. I think the angry investors will affect the x2 pricing a bit. I wouldn't be surprised if it only drops by a small amount. Just my opinion though.


If it drops to 450-499 i think it will be a already good price. At its price point it is almost preferable than buying a Crossfire mobo+PSU. You can just make the system you want and slap this one in. Great card, i hope they keep the good work on the drivers.
a b U Graphics card
August 12, 2008 4:56:12 PM

SpinachEater said:
Edit: @ TGGA: ^ Yep but then again, there was the thing about investors being angry with ATI's low prices of the 4850s and 4870s. They felt that ATI could be making more money on them...which is probably true but it is funny since they are choking NV. I think the angry investors will affect the x2 pricing a bit. I wouldn't be surprised if it only drops by a small amount. Just my opinion though.


Oh, I agree, I think I said even before they launched that I think ATi had overestimated the gTX series and under priced their HD4Ks leaving a ton of money on the table where they likely could easily have charged $50 more per 4850 and 4870 without changing the market place much more other than making the equilibrium price a little higher and reducing a bit of the shortages.

Even driving down the GTX price is only so effective a tactic, because really AMD doesn't need to try and inflict more damages on nV (they seem more than willing to do that to themselves with the whole mobile and mobo issues), what AMD needed to do was to improve their margins as much as possible and help make their balance sheet more of a plus than a minus. I definitely think that ATi sold themselves short on the HD4870, the only problem is that it won't only affect the current round, but with the improved Xfire and SLi support, justifying the return to $600 cards is going to be very difficult with solid $200-250 single cards.

Which is why it's not just about the X2 vs GTX280, but the X2 vs two HD4870 and two GTX260.
August 12, 2008 4:57:28 PM

that's one hell of graphic card!!! awesome benchmarks. not in my budget but it´s a choice to have in mind
August 12, 2008 5:04:18 PM

TheGreatGrapeApe said:


Which is why it's not just about the X2 vs GTX280, but the X2 vs two HD4870 and two GTX260.


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August 12, 2008 5:07:34 PM

So judging from some of these reviews is it pointless to buy this card based on 1680 X 1650 resolution?
August 12, 2008 5:23:49 PM

check out toms review. At mid resolutions all top cards were close. On large screen size and very high res, 4870x2 was way ahead.

If your runnin a 22" at 1600x1000, you'd be better off (price performance wise) getting a 4870.
August 12, 2008 5:24:26 PM

Wow the fastest card on the planet.
August 12, 2008 5:35:24 PM

In the Solar System for that matter
August 12, 2008 5:38:40 PM

just bought one.

my 7900gtx just isn't cutting it on the 'ole 24" anymore :( 
August 12, 2008 5:43:37 PM

yeah my 7800gtx is looking old.
August 12, 2008 5:51:25 PM

your 7800GTX's might still be better than my 8600GT (but mie is passivly cooled.
August 12, 2008 6:00:24 PM

Thank you for telling the truth, I'm tired of clicking on threads and find them complete nonsence.
August 12, 2008 6:29:35 PM

Can't wait till these are out for about a month. Will be interesting to see how much they go for. The only other thing that ATI needs to release is an awesome low-mid range card, 4650 performing at 3870 levels.
August 12, 2008 7:13:38 PM

No it's fine really, it's just pressuring Nvidia to release the GTX 350 faster.
August 12, 2008 7:42:42 PM

maximiza said:
yeah my 7800gtx is looking old.

but do you have the 256 or 512 version?
August 13, 2008 5:23:09 AM

Well, at least its cheaper than the launch price of the 280 GTX. $669? WTF?
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