It was considered that the video card radeon HD 4870 and Radeon HD 4850 will be proposed for $349 and $249 moreover in the first case buyer will obtain video card with 1Gb GDDR5 memory . According to extract from official AMD document , dated 26 May, the company notified its partners about reduction in the recommended prices of video card HD 48XX .
In particular, Radeon HD 4870 with 512mb GDDR5 memory will be proposed for $329, and Radeon HD 4850 with 512mb GDDR3 memory will be proposed for $229. Thus, AMD reduced the initial prices by $20.
Associates also report that Radeon HD 4870 will be approximately up to 40% faster than GeForce 9800 GTX, and Radeon HD 4850 will prove to be 10% faster than the same Nvidia video card .