Dropping prices before it is even released. I find this as evidence the GTX200 may be a huge flop.
The 4870 has a die size of 256 mm^2 and a report yeilds of 70% meaning ATI get alot more die's per wafer than nvidia. They both have their die's made by tsmc so they are both paying the same per wafer (in theory). For nvidia to drop its prices mean they wont make any profit im guessing until the die shrink which will happen a few months after launch. Nvidia will be in big trouble if the 4870's have the performance that is suggested from the amd slides.