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When will 4890 prices start coming down?

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October 8, 2009 12:17:19 AM

I would guess that once the 5850's bcome more ubiquitous, the 4890's would stop to drop in price. I would like to pick up a second one for crossfire but want it cheaper.

Any idea what the prices will be? I mean, the 5850 is a MUCH better card with Eyefinity and Dx11 and is only $25 more.
October 8, 2009 12:20:36 AM

it would drop... If the 5850s/5870s stop to sell like hot cakes
October 8, 2009 1:11:13 AM

4890's have already dropped in price...2 weeks ago, on Newegg, an overclocked Sapphire 4890 was $239, now it's $209...the stock speed 4890's are at about $185 down from about $250 when they were first introduced.
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October 8, 2009 1:17:59 AM

Quick answer, as soon as every 58xx placed on newegg isn't sold within 10 minutes.
October 8, 2009 4:41:37 AM

Every time I check there is almost always at least one 5870 for sale. But yeah, the drop already happened. Since Ati was already doing really good price/performance wise in that range, they didn't have to drop much.
October 8, 2009 5:16:39 AM

Well, the HD 5xxx series at the moment isn't even in the price range to threaten the HD 4890. When more mainstream cards become available then maybe.

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October 8, 2009 5:24:08 AM
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amdfangirl said:
Well, the HD 5xxx series at the moment isn't even in the price range to threaten the HD 4890. When more mainstream cards become available then maybe.


Good point. With the 4800 priced the way they are now, ATi has the whole price range covered with very good cards available. The 4800 cards prices will not come down until aTi produces 5800's in their replacement, like a 5770 or 5830. Only then would you see a price drop in the 4800's
October 8, 2009 5:37:57 AM

Maybe something like the HD 5770 or something.

Without Dx11, the HD 4xxx series will be a bargain. That is assuming consumers can be suppiled with them.
October 8, 2009 6:16:52 AM

It isn't cheap enough already? I know in Australia they've pretty much halved in price since launch.
October 8, 2009 6:32:17 AM

Remeber when the HD 4850 was $200 and was considered a bargain :p 
October 8, 2009 6:43:02 AM

I do actually.
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