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Read post number 42, and remember every month when CCC updates its normal to see performance jumps as high as 40%.

I'm not 100% but i'm decently sure only the 4870/4870x2 will be GDDR5. This is to further the gap between the cards and very finely declaring mid range from high end,
Some vendors probably will make GDDR5 HD4850's after a while though, Just like the 512Mb HD3850's.
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Some vendors probably will make GDDR5 HD4850's after a while though, Just like the 512Mb HD3850's.
True.
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For those who asked: The HD4850 is due for a June 17th release, the HD4870(GDDR3) is due June 25. The HD4870(GDDR5) is due early/mid July. The HD4870x2(GDDR5) is due in August.

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Some vendors probably will make GDDR5 HD4850's after a while though, Just like the 512Mb HD3850's.
Vendors added larger Vram chips, they didn't change it from GDDR3 to GDDR4.
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Terrible idea but I think the person in that thread has the right idea. They want to be able to launch their flagship card at the specified date so why not "cancel" the production of anything that would potentially cause delays?

Bad news though.
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For those who asked: The HD4850 is due for a June 17th release, the HD4870(GDDR3) is due June 25. The HD4870(GDDR5) is due early/mid July. The HD4870x2(GDDR5) is due in August.



Vendors added larger Vram chips, they didn't change it from GDDR3 to GDDR4.

I very much respect your word Grimm, but I was under the impression from a previous news report that stated that the 4850 and 4870 (not sure whether the latter was GDDR5) were to be launched on the 23rd of June. This meant that while the 4850 would be delayed, the two cards would be released on the same date.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but that was the word on the streets of OCN.

EDIT: Here is the thread, or a thread to shed some light on the situation...
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I very much respect your word Grimm, but I was under the impression from a previous news report that stated that the 4850 and 4870 (not sure whether the latter was GDDR5) were to be launched on the 23rd of June. This meant that while the 4850 would be delayed, the two cards would be released on the same date.

Please correct me if I'm wrong, but that was the word on the streets of OCN.
You are correct, according to tgdaily. The launch of the 4850 was delayed and the 4870 was moved up slightly. They should both launch the same day now.

Also, the GDDR5 HD4870 is launching that day, and the HD4850 will have GDDR3. If they're launching the 4870 with GDDR5 off the bat, I see no reason why they will ever make a GDDR3 version. Even pairing the 4850 with GDDR5 is iffy at this point because they are trying to widen the gap between the two models, but we'll see what eventually happens. As far as I've heard, HD4870X2 is still due in August.
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is the 4870 actually going to be available on the specified launch date? I thought it was pretty much known it was going to be a paper launch.
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is the 4870 actually going to be available on the specified launch date? I thought it was pretty much known it was going to be a paper launch.
From the tgdaily article...

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it is unclear whether there are enough GDDR5 chips to enable AMD to ship the 4870 in volume right off the bat.
So you might be able to pick one up at launch, but don't put any bets on it
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EDIT: Sorry, just posted something very random in the wrong spot...*ahem*...carry on...
Edited by x7337H - 6/5/08 at 2:43pm
    
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