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Running the numbers on my build I've noticed the prices are higher, 100 dollars alone is NY tax that newegg HAS to charge now. I see the 4000 series cards are promising with 1500 - 1800 3DMark scores out of the box. But the 4870 is showing a projected price of $299 as where the 3870 is about $140 - $170. In the end two 3870's Crossfired equal the price of one 4870. Should I wait for the 4870 or jump to a 3870? (I was thinking wait to see the price first.)
    
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Wait for the 4870, it will be mch better than the 3870
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Wait for the 4870, it will be mch better than the 3870
and about double the price.
    
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Still better.
    
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Originally Posted by darkspearxz View Post
Wait for the 4870, it will be mch better than the 3870
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Originally Posted by FuNkDrSpOt View Post
and about double the price.
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Originally Posted by xHassassin View Post
Still better.
It always comes down to the price & what we all can afford at that given moment in time.

Somehow I think that what's most sadening is that our money spent for the best cards cpus is not being protected by the manufactures that we buy from. I mean I heard of this company that actually lets' you trade your old gpu card for the newer release in same category.

And you just pay $100 dollars more.

I bought my 3870X2s' for $450 each...at the moment they're selling for $400...when the new 4870X2 comes out I should not have to lose half the worth...it just seems unfair.

Anyways, I'm waiting to see the 4870X2s'...I know they'll sell for $500...
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It always comes down to the price & what we all can afford at that given moment in time.

Somehow I think that what's most sadening is that our money spent for the best cards cpus is not being protected by the manufactures that we buy from. I mean I heard of this company that actually lets' you trade your old gpu card for the newer release in same category.

And you just pay $100 dollars more.

I bought my 3870X2s' for $450 each...at the moment they're selling for $400...when the new 4870X2 comes out I should not have to lose half the worth...it just seems unfair.

Anyways, I'm waiting to see the 4870X2s'...I know they'll sell for $500...
the 3870x2 are down to $300 now
    
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