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post #1 of 46
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Well I just found out from a pretty reliable source (below) that the new ATI 4850 and ATI 4870 cards will be out only a few weeks from now!

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/ati...4800,5223.html

Quote from bottom of this news:

"The 4850 256MB GDDR3 version will arrive as the successor of the 3850 256MB with a price in the sub-$200 range. The 4850 512MB GDDR3 should retail for $229, the 4850 512MB GDDR5 will set you back about $249-269. The big daddy, the 1GB GDDR5 powered 4870 will retail between $329-349.

When it will become available the 4870 X2 will hit the market for $499.

Our sources indicate that the launch is only weeks away, so expect your usual hardware sites to feature dozens of reviews of 4850 and 4870 with GDDR5 memory, since this memory type will be a hot topic in months to come."

This looks interesting no? If this has been posted before I must of missed it, but still, great news!
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post #2 of 46
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This was posted by them a couple days earlier. It seems ATI is ahead of schedule. Very nice, I never knew this until now:

http://www.tomshardware.com/news/amd...4800,5213.html
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post #3 of 46
Well I think it can be said that ATi is definitely moving things along. If those prices are accurate, I'm interested to see how the 4870 and 4870x2 stack up against current cards.
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yeah. is it just like nvidia going from 8800 to 9800. although ati has already done this with 2900 to 3800.
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Yes, hopefully this will be as good as it was hyped up to be. Somehow I think it just may be. I have my eyes on the 1gb GDDR5 4870. With Gddr5 it just may be able to use all that ram due to the faster speeds. Even with the 256mb memory controller.
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Din't the 3xxxx just come.... out...?
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The 3xxx series was not a major upgrade from the 2xxx series. At least not from what they have been saying, the performance "should" be much more intense. This is a "so I have heard" fact not a "solid fact".
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Yes, hopefully this will be as good as it was hyped up to be. Somehow I think it just may be. I have my eyes on the 1gb GDDR5 4870. With Gddr5 it just may be able to use all that ram due to the faster speeds. Even with the 256mb memory controller.
i hope one of the ATI card manufacturers makes one with a 512mb mem controller, they've been know to do some crazy stuff before, so all we can do is wait.
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i hope one of the ATI card manufacturers makes one with a 512mb mem controller, they've been know to do some crazy stuff before, so all we can do is wait.
Yeah 512mb controller would be nice. Like you said, we can just wait and see. Hopefully, as I have said, there is a major improvement.
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post #10 of 46
Ugh people don't read. Especially with GDDR5 memory, going to a 512mb bus width would give you very very little improvement but cost a whole hell of a lot more.
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