Originally Posted by MasterKromm
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.
Up until about 2 weeks ago (?) it was in a bunch of reports but has since been nixed. Probably because of your explaination and mine as a combo. They knew they were being stupid and GDDR5 is in such short supply.
I'm not in the market for a new card quite yet anyway so bring on the availability. Bring on the initial price drop.