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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 .
http://xtreview.com/addcomment-id-53...rice-drop.html
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Hmm. Ok enough sources have mentioned the price and the performance. 4850 here I come.
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Reduction of the price of Gddr5? Even better for AMD.
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thats IT!!!! im goin ati!!!! with that price??? OMG!!! so cheap! and 40% faster then the GTX ... thats DEFINITELY my next card! best card for the money ... boooo nvidia with your GT280 expensive moonshine junk!!!
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post #5 of 9
Current 9800gtx's cost around $300 so the 4850 10% faster AND 20% cheaper that's impressive. And the 4870 is only 10% more expensive for a 40% gain.
Although the cost of the gtx will probably drop a lot when these and the 9900's come out.
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it's always good news for anyone to see competition for nvidia but them just saying it's 40% faster than a 9800GTX doesn't mean anything, I would wait for actual benchmarks from either someone here at OCN or a site like tom's or guru3d before I got too excited.
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it's always good news for anyone to see competition for nvidia but them just saying it's 40% faster than a 9800GTX doesn't mean anything, I would wait for actual benchmarks from either someone here at OCN or a site like tom's or guru3d before I got too excited.
A lot of sites are becoming hard to trust though. It seems they are all bought out by some company or another.
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A lot of sites are becoming hard to trust though. It seems they are all bought out by some company or another.
IE : Guru3D and nVidia products.

Mobo OC reviews are worse. I guess someone has to give you items to review and if all of them are negative. . . . no more for you.
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A lot of sites are becoming hard to trust though. It seems they are all bought out by some company or another.
I agree, I would trust benches from someone here at OCN more.
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