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June 11, 2009 5:47:42 PM

guys check out the 4800 series in newegg, they are all at very low prices...

xfx 4850 dual slot double lifetime warranty $105
powercolor 4870 512mb $125
xfx 1 gb 4870 dual slot double lifetime warranty $150
powercolor 4890's at $185 and Xfx 4890 $200.



soooo tempting!!!... i hope these prices stay for 4 more days so i can get something new :D :D :D :D 
a b U Graphics card
June 11, 2009 5:52:06 PM

I posted this awhile ago. Im thinking the 5xxx series is coming sooner than we think, and ATI is going after market share, big time
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June 11, 2009 6:06:45 PM

sweet
a c 107 U Graphics card
June 11, 2009 6:09:19 PM

I'm waiting for their mid range DX11 GPUs. It's too bad that they severely underestimated demand for their 4770s though as they could have made a bit more money if they hadn't.
a b U Graphics card
June 11, 2009 6:09:45 PM

Good news for everyone.

I really didnt expect to see RV800 until the late fall.. Clearing stock and we are not even in summer yet.. Could be interesting.
a b U Graphics card
June 11, 2009 6:13:03 PM

megamanx00 said:
I'm waiting for their mid range DX11 GPUs. It's too bad that they severely underestimated demand for their 4770s though as they could have made a bit more money if they hadn't.


I'm not sure they underestimated demands so much as they were unable to get the yields they wanted. Better to get the bugs out of the way with the 4770 instead of the 5870 though..
a b U Graphics card
June 11, 2009 6:14:53 PM

Yeah, they actually shut the 40nm line down at TSMC, it was so bad. That means nadda for supply, but only the 4770
June 12, 2009 8:40:45 AM

this is great news, time for an upgrade :bounce: 
June 12, 2009 12:38:42 PM

might be time to update my 7800GTX sli
June 12, 2009 1:36:28 PM

HMMMM... Currently have a 8800GT...think I should bite and buy one of those 4870's for around $143? That slick deals changed it to $143... Still I do have the cash laying around and $143 aint bad at all. Or should I wait for it to get even lower (if it ever does)

Wait...just found another 4870 512 for $124... I guess they want to really get rid of these?
June 12, 2009 2:30:52 PM

JAYDEEJOHN said:
I posted this awhile ago. Im thinking the 5xxx series is coming sooner than we think, and ATI is going after market share, big time


^+1 Definitely Agree to that.
June 12, 2009 3:46:04 PM

bildo123 said:
HMMMM... Currently have a 8800GT...think I should bite and buy one of those 4870's for around $143? That slick deals changed it to $143... Still I do have the cash laying around and $143 aint bad at all. Or should I wait for it to get even lower (if it ever does)

Wait...just found another 4870 512 for $124... I guess they want to really get rid of these?


Go there and add to cart then apply this code SIZZLE15 it will take 15 off making it 127 shipped for a nice 1gig card. I'm buying....it's to tempting to passup. I'll hold onto to this card until second gen dx11 cards are released.
June 12, 2009 5:40:52 PM

boredatcanon said:
Go there and add to cart then apply this code SIZZLE15 it will take 15 off making it 127 shipped for a nice 1gig card. I'm buying....it's to tempting to passup. I'll hold onto to this card until second gen dx11 cards are released.


$127....1GB...4870...So tempting...I need more convincing though...Its one of those too good to be true deals...Plus what will I do with my 8800GT...I got a nice Accellero S2 cooler on it too...
June 12, 2009 5:52:35 PM

4890 1gb can be had for 179.99 after rebate on new egg powercolor brand though. they really did drop on prices. is powercolor good? I don't trrust newegg reviews.
June 12, 2009 6:05:55 PM

^ yeah but what person who isn't an idiot buys powercolor?
June 12, 2009 6:43:11 PM

So, while i know i should probably not be lazy and just start a new thread, i am in fact lazy.

If i currently have a 9600gt and wish to replace it with the 4870 would that...

1: Be a decent upgrade? (the 9600gt would not go to waste, it would go to a friend to replace her 9400gt)

and

2: ...would all i have to do is remove the Nvidia drivers prior to physically changing the card?

~This is on windows XP. AMD 5600+ @ 3.2, 4gig geil, RW 550w psu

also, at the risk of sounding like an idiot again, helloworld_98, i couldn't understand your wording... is powercolor a decent brand or no?
June 12, 2009 8:05:02 PM

Yeah i was going to do that when i get home =P

if the 4870 won't work the 4850's are still a decent upgrade for a 9600.

I know it's the RW 500, though i don't know if it's the SLI or not. *shrug*

June 12, 2009 8:26:21 PM

Damn I'm so confused, do I wait for the new series, or crossfire 4890s!

(Upgrading from 8800GTS 512)
June 12, 2009 8:35:24 PM

I just went newegg and noticed this, in 3 days 2 1gb 4870's will be arriving at my house Muhahahaha!!!!

Im about to jump on this these http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...

I dont wanna get powercolor, but that heatsink looks like it would be awesome if i removed the shroud and let my 260cfm side panel (4X140mm fans :)  ) cool it....

I trust xfx as a brand more, and totally would like to only spend 127$ :o , but that 1gb 4870 uses a stock cooler, which wont benefit from the tornado that is my case. (also i would much rather buy from neweg than "super biz" :p  )

Any quick advice before i pull ze trigga?

June 15, 2009 2:58:09 PM

topper743 said:
Kithzaru, before you make the jump make sure that your PSU has the power connectors required. The 4870 takes two six pin connectors.

This one is $125 http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E168...


Good thing is, is that the card comes with adapters (2 molex to 1 PCI-E). For a very vague ballbark, 500Wish should be a near minimum for a 4870 build. There are however PSU with less than 500W peak that have juicy 12V rails so its just a ballpark.
June 15, 2009 5:13:15 PM

lol looks like some are selling out... oh well...

hey bildo, i've heard that if you use the 2 molex to a pci-e it is good for short term but not for long term, is this true?
June 15, 2009 9:12:45 PM

Kithzaru, I'm 90% sure your cpu will be a bottleneck if you just upgrade your videocard. I would stay where you are and upgrade your system together when you can. When your ready to do it prices will only be lower. Just my 2 cents.
June 15, 2009 10:49:26 PM

i would imagine a 4870 would get bottlenecked, but not the 4850... at least i wouldn't think...? the thing is OC'd to 3.2 something..which i know isn't amazingly fantastic but it's not that bad either. it's the same core (windsor) and same clock now as a 6400+
June 15, 2009 11:13:49 PM

*SIGH* Your not gonna bottleneck a single GPU with an Athlon at 3.2Ghz. Dont try to go Crossfire and you will be fine.
June 15, 2009 11:17:41 PM

I didn't think it would... but, i'm glad it was brought up so now i know for sure =D
a b U Graphics card
June 16, 2009 4:12:20 AM

The other thing, is don't wait for a time when you get both a CPU and GPU deal, buy a good deal when you can (GPU right now) and then upgrade the other part of your build when that's a good deal.

Waiting for the best duo means you're just waiting, regardless of whether there's the possibility that the CPU bottlenecks you, right now both are holding you back to whatever extent. Upgrade when you think you find great deals.

The HD5K series looks nice but I wouldn't expect great price deals early with no visible competition at potential launch, and by this time next year, then would be the value time for the HD5K and nVidia counterpart IMO.
June 16, 2009 2:46:38 PM

Kithzaru said:
lol looks like some are selling out... oh well...

hey bildo, i've heard that if you use the 2 molex to a pci-e it is good for short term but not for long term, is this true?


Sounds like a rumor to me. Especially considering the manufacturer of the card provides these (not a 3rd party thing). Depending on your PSU though (if it has more than one 12V rail, there are some with a single GIANT 12V rail) I heard its best to connect each molex connector from a different cable coming out of the PSU, that way you split the load across the rails. Either way It's what I'm gonna do with my ThermalTake PurePower 500W PSU and my incoming 4870.
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