Originally Posted by stargate125645
Wouldn't this contradict the other article that says the OEMs are allowed to set their own clocks and design their own boards and coolers?
I agree, unless thye're saying that the ati brand cards will be locked at those speeds and the oem's may do as they please.
If the latter is the case, you will see some really cool stuff out there as one manufacturer tries to outdo the other.
As a matter of fact, this is probably one time where it would help them to clock their cards lower than oem's can. I'm sure they'd rather sell pallet fulls of cards to Asus, HIS, etc. than a single card to one enthusiast at a time.
This would be smart business on their part and would create a "buzz" in the market while the green team continues to take cheap-shots (not a fanboi remark, I've owned nVidia cards in the past but what they're resorted to...tisk, tisk).
EDIT: Am I reading that correctly? Is the only difference between the 4850 and 4870 the speed of the vram? If so, a 30% increase is crazy!Edited by tr8rjohnk - 6/6/08 at 1:51pm