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[dvHW] Radeon HD 4870 delayed to July 8, R700 mid-August

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Japanese computer site PC Watch published some slides from a AMD press conference.

The Radeon HD 4850 (RV770 PRO) will be available on June 25, this card will compete against the GeForce 8800 GT, GeForce 8800 GTS and GeForce 9600 GT. AMD says the Radeon HD 4850 offers 1 teraFLOPS of computing power at a power consumption of only 110W.

The faster Radeon HD 4870 (RV770 XT) has been delayed, availability for this card is now slated for July 8 and according to AMD this model will compete against the GeForce 9800 GTX.

The slides also reveal the dual-GPU R700 won't be available for another 8 weeks or so, that puts the launch of this card somewhere in mid-August. Furthermore, it seems AMD is still thinking hard about the brand name of this card. Most people refer to the R700 as the Radeon HD 4870 X2 but it seems the card - which is positioned against the GeForce 9800 GX2 and GT200 - may get another name.



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post #2 of 62
C'mon ATi/AMD. Don't screw this one because you can finally have nVidia by the throat for the first time in a while.

4850 is the way I'm going.
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GDDR5 supply most be rather low.
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GDDR5 supply most be rather low.
That is I think my theory on why the GDDR5 4850 was cancelled actually carries some weight.
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another good find, thanks. Guess I'll be waiting till mid August to decide on what card/cards to buy. Seeing how 2x 4850 beat gtx 280 I might be staying with the red team this next round.
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This is not ATi fault. GDDR5 is new and when they put 4870 out they dont want to run out of stock.
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another good find, thanks. Guess I'll be waiting till mid August to decide on what card/cards to buy. Seeing how 2x 4850 beat gtx 280 I might be staying with the red team this next round.
Here is what 2x 4850 can do.

http://www.forumdeluxx.de/forum/showthread.php?t=500923
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I am sorry but I feel this is more AMD/ATI's fault because they knew last time they delayed the R700 chips that they would be in short supply, not to mention the price/performance ratio of theirs compared to NVIDIA. I might just be looking at a 9800GX2 for my next card since it's almost on par with the GTX280 with 177.35 drivers.
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post #9 of 62
4870 seems like it will be a killer card.

I wonder how they're going to do the multi-GPU on the X2 this time around, if it's the same old bridge chip or something more interesting as certain sites have been hinting at.
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That is I think my theory on why the GDDR5 4850 was cancelled actually carries some weight.
Did they ever plan to offer such a card? I mean, the 4850 and 4870 share the same core you throw GDDR5 into the mix and you're just a v-mod away from $329 4870 performance for less than $200... That would officially make Ati retarded, not only that but it would eat away at their margins since I'm sure GDDR5 is a fair bit more expensive than GDDR3.
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