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This year's second quarter is about to go out in style as both Nvidia and AMD/ATI are preparing next-generation chips and cards that will offer consumers more power to throw at Crysis and other demanding games. While we know pretty much everything about both the GeForce GTX 260/280 and the Radeon HD 4850/4870, the latter received a hype treat with the introduction of unleashonetera.com, a teaser site for the new RV770-powered cards.

Currently unleashonetera.com doesn't give out much expect a few specs like DirectX 10.1 support, the 55nm production process and the use of GDDR5 memory (only on the Radeon HD 4870). With a motto like "Designed by Gamers | Priced for Gamers," the site is also suggesting the good price/performance ratio of the new Radeons which will also break the 1 TeraFlop barrier. 'Lift off' is prepped for less than two weeks from now.
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thats gotta be the cheesist endorsement ever.
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I haven't touched ATI really since my terrible X1600 surprize back when they first came out, but if the reviews I have seen are correct (the whole...1x4870 > 9800GX2 by 25% and at $350) I'm definatly going to go back to ATI...

Wonder how well they will fold if support is made for them

I'll wait a couple months for some real reviews though, won't make the same X1600 mistake again
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I haven't touched ATI really since my terrible X1600 surprize back when they first came out, but if the reviews I have seen are correct (the whole...1x4870 > 9800GX2 by 25% and at $350) I'm definatly going to go back to ATI...

Wonder how well they will fold if support is made for them

I'll wait a couple months for some real reviews though, won't make the same X1600 mistake again
im pretty sure its 1x4870>9800GTX not a GX2.
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im pretty sure its 1x4870>9800GTX not a GX2.
lol no kidding... I was going to go with the gtx280 but by the looks of some of these so called "benchmarks" I wonder if this card will even beat my gx2. vantages score for the gtx280 were 10,500 and I get 11,898 now... this sucks. I was looking forward to this card. Oh well, guess I'll have to wait and see what the 4870x2 can do.
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I think the advert looks pretty nice myself

Its much more professional compared to some of the ridiculous Nvidia ones that are like

THE BEST GRAPHICS CARD EVER MADE IN THE WORLD IS OUT SOON, PRE-ORDER YOURS HERE AND HAVE THE BEST
    
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I think the advert looks pretty nice myself

Its much more professional compared to some of the ridiculous Nvidia ones that are like

THE BEST GRAPHICS CARD EVER MADE IN THE WORLD IS OUT SOON, PRE-ORDER YOURS HERE AND HAVE THE BEST
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Nice Advert...hope this new series will bring some good to ATI...
    
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lol nice one dink ^^

I think its a bit silly to call this the 'cheesist endorsement ever.' - Hardly
    
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im pretty sure its 1x4870>9800GTX not a GX2.
Considering the 4870X2 is supposed to beat the GTX280 according to reputable inside sources, I would say a single 4870 would take on a 9800GX2. Check the XS thread for sources, not bothering to look everything up here.
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