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ATI so close (apparently) to a launch but no hard rumours

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a c 130 U Graphics card
March 18, 2009 9:52:26 PM

Is it just me or does anyone else find it strange that with a launch so close that we have not had the obligatory leak yet.
Sure we are hearing stuff mostly conflicting but by now usually its pretty set as to whats coming.

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a b U Graphics card
March 18, 2009 10:18:32 PM

When did we actaully know it was 800 shaders before launch? a couple days? if that?
March 19, 2009 1:06:38 AM

BTW does anyone notice that lately ALL news from ATI/AMD are good , or at least better than expected (Phenom II AM2, then AM3, then x3)

I think we are seeing trend here ;) 
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a b U Graphics card
March 19, 2009 2:03:02 AM

I feel like I'm more hoping the 4890 will be better than it looks on paper.

ATI/AMD have been going really well recently, but maybe this is where they get back to normal performance. :D 

It will be a shame though because they deserve to be in the lead. I just can't believe that they'd progress so little in almost a year but maybe the 40nm transition problems threw them off course.
March 19, 2009 2:13:35 AM

rawsteel said:


I think we are seeing trend here ;) 


Yea, fanboism. Its all those AMD fans comming out that have been in hiding since the C2D E6000's hit the street years ago. First it started with the rampant posting of "i7 is too expensive, it fails" (it is too expensive, motherboards anyways), then it went as far as people claiming the X4 920 can match the i7.
March 19, 2009 2:29:07 AM

And they said Dirk Meyer wouldn't help any.

Methinks he's doing well.
March 19, 2009 2:42:26 AM

I admit I am fan of AMD/ATI, but I will never bend facts and say black to white.
It was Great Ati introduced the 4000 series because as you all see now we buy Video cards on half price. Same with CPUs

While AMD does good we get better prices. Thats my reasons to root for the underdog. And in life you always have to choose side ;) 

That doesnt make you lie or neglect truth
March 19, 2009 2:56:46 AM

Im not denying facts, the 4000 series is great and really changed this market, caught Nvidia totally by suprise. Ive owned 4000 series cards, a 4870 and two 4850s, they are good but unfortunately not "good enough" for my mild enthusiast needs.
a b U Graphics card
March 19, 2009 3:24:46 AM

Too bad you didnt wait, coulda saved a color change. I gotta ask, just how much better, or why did you go 4870 to 285? I recall someone earlier going from a 98gtx to a 4870, and I questioned that move.?
March 19, 2009 3:33:05 AM

I had a 4870 and swapped them out for two 4850's. The crossfire issues were just too troublesome not to mention the heat and noise. Lack of crossfire support is widespread as well, nothing I really play supports it. That can be blamed on lack of research or whatever, too late to debate that now as they are sold and gone.

This GTX 285 puts up the same numbers benchmark wise, but ingame performance is soo much smoother. Not to mention the 1GB of memory which has allowed me to crank games up even higher.
a b U Graphics card
March 19, 2009 3:39:18 AM

Youre starting to sound like L1qu1d heheh. Yes multi isnt for everyone. And those 285s are nice. Cant wait for the 4990s tho
a b U Graphics card
March 19, 2009 3:51:41 AM

Yes, I definitely think I'll be sitting out multi-GPU for a while too. My original plan had been to crossfire 4850s down the road, but now I'll wait for the next major release (5890 or whatever) at least instead and do another single card setup. Kinda odd, since I had good luck with SLI back in the 6800GT days.
March 19, 2009 3:53:51 AM

SLi 6800GT and 7600GT were awesome. Speaking of SLi, EVGA has released v7 of their SLi enchanement patch http://www.evga.com/forums/tm.asp?m=100537334&mpage=1&k...

* Enables SLI support for Merchants of Brooklyn
* Enables SLI support for The Hunter
* Enables SLI support for Watchmen
* Enables SLI support for MLB 2K9
* Enables SLI support for Tom Clancy’s H.A.W.X.
* Enables SLI support for The Last Remnant Demo and Benchmark
a b U Graphics card
March 19, 2009 3:55:38 AM

I've had nothing but great luck with my 4870x2, but the 1GB of VRAM per GPU does help.
a b U Graphics card
March 19, 2009 3:56:16 AM

Wow, does that work only for EVGA? If someone were looking to go SLI, that could be a major selling point (since otherwise a lot of brands are fairly similar).
March 19, 2009 10:17:05 PM

EXT64 said:
Wow, does that work only for EVGA? If someone were looking to go SLI, that could be a major selling point (since otherwise a lot of brands are fairly similar).


Well apparently its just SLi profiles that are modded into the driver via their software. I would assume it would work on other brands, dont see why not. But then again EVGA Precision and their Voltage tuning software only works on their cards.
a b U Graphics card
March 19, 2009 11:01:41 PM

JAYDEEJOHN said:
Youre starting to sound like L1qu1d heheh. Yes multi isnt for everyone. And those 285s are nice. Cant wait for the 4990s tho


4990? What do you know that we don't? :D 
March 19, 2009 11:36:40 PM

daedalus685 said:
4990? What do you know that we don't? :D 



its a typo, man. Don't discredit jaydee like that ;) 
a b U Graphics card
March 19, 2009 11:46:45 PM

heh, I know jay rocks.. but he might have pulled some super duper rumor from somewhere to actually corroborate yet another new name...
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