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post #21 of 37
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Yep, should have mine Saturday.
Can't say that I would want to trade in a 3870x2 for a 4850...no way.

4870x2 that's totally different...

Also, when cards first come out is when you pay the most 4wks after release is better though best is to wait until the line after 4xxx series...lol

Anyways, it usually takes like 4 weeks or so to get the beta drivers all straighten out...I have found that code writers as knowledgable as they are often do not have all of the hardware/software out there in the practical world to be able to best the drivers prior to actual consumer usage.

Anyone buying a new card the day they release should have a second back-up...or second pc for that matter~!

All the benchers will line-up even so, still in time.
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Can't say that I would want to trade in a 3870x2 for a 4850...no way.

4870x2 that's totally different...

Also, when cards first come out is when you pay the most 4wks after release is better though best is to wait until the line after 4xxx series...lol

Anyways, it usually takes like 4 weeks or so to get the beta drivers all straighten out...I have found that code writers as knowledgable as they are often do not have all of the hardware/software out there in the practical world to be able to best the drivers prior to actual consumer usage.

Anyone buying a new card the day they release should have a second back-up...or second pc for that matter~!

All the benchers will line-up even so, still in time.

It will go in my back up rig, so I can go back to quadfire on my main rig
I plan on selling an X2 in the near future, use that money for a 4870X2 purchase.
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post #23 of 37
I am going to be watching the launch of these cards very carefully over the next couple weeks. Even though it looks like a great deal, it may have to be a little cheaper depending on the performance to beat the deal of the century that is the 8800GT.
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post #25 of 37
I rarely make impromptu decisions, but damn this is such a good deal.

I will wait.
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post #26 of 37
You won't regret it. Fx has AMAZING customer service.

I ordered a G92 GTS a day before they started selling the 4850, so they are now keeping a visiontek 4850 for me so that I can send back the GTS and get the 4850. All I have to pay is shipping and the price different between the cards. (very little) But no restocking fee or anything.
post #27 of 37
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You won't regret it. Fx has AMAZING customer service.

I ordered a G92 GTS a day before they started selling the 4850, so they are now keeping a visiontek 4850 for me so that I can send back the GTS and get the 4850. All I have to pay is shipping and the price different between the cards. (very little) But no restocking fee or anything.
If they are $189.99 now, then they will be $189.99 or less in the coming weeks. No need to rush and make an irrational decision. A lot of new toys are coming out and I will watch very carefully the performance they bring and the price adjustments made to compete.

I have a feeling the 4850 will be ~$170 by mid July because of the 9800GTX+ and the 4870.
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post #28 of 37
The 4850 will be faster than the 9800GTX+ after the next driver release (my prediction, I'm very good at guessing, I said the price of the 50 would be 199, guess what it came out at?)

The R700 is all I have my eyes on.
post #29 of 37
The HD4850 should have no problem beating the 9800GTX+ in just about anything.



http://techreport.com/articles.x/14967/1
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post #30 of 37
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The HD4850 should have no problem beating the 9800GTX+ in just about anything.



http://techreport.com/articles.x/14967/1
Good news for me. The 4850 rapes the Source 2007 engine compared to the G92 cards.
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