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Had - apparently it was taken out with a patch.
My copy still has it. The game auto-patches, but only if you let it.
post #22 of 35
That is great pricing for a great card. Definitley looks like the price/performance champ this time around. Anyone say 8800GT for this round of cards.
    
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That is great pricing for a great card. Definitley looks like the price/performance champ this time around. Anyone say 8800GT for this round of cards.
Sounds about right.
    
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I'm going to pick one up for my Dad to replace his 2900Pro, which I will take. I figure that we'll have basically even computers because he's also running a dual-core 939.
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Well ... i am not sad i went for a crossfire board this time . Serious its a good smack into Nvidia faces , dont forget ... this is the first drivers and with anti/Ax4 the 4850 is doing better by 10 fps average , all that for 150 $ less .

Now we will see a price drop from Invidia after laughing at us for almost 2 years with the 9800gtx . As long as Ati kept that kind of respectable pricing , i will buy from them . ( i know was not like that couple year ago, so i went Invidia ).
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post #26 of 35
Hardware.fr is a very reliable source of information in my opinion.
I totally believe them.
I have been using Nvidia for several hardware generations but this time I might go ATI.
650 dollars for a card is not a problem as long as you got a reasonable value.
When I see that we can expect the same or better performance (which sounds totally reachable by the game test of the HD4850) with the HD 4870x2 for a lot less...only really impatient gamers would go for GTX280. Also there is no game which justify this rush today (I need it just to have smoother game on my Dell 30).
And a last point, it might be just bluff but we are still not sure to put SLI of Nividia with Nehalem and for me this is a serious reason to take ATI instead of Nvidia.
Come on Nvidia, you can't beat Intel but you can still be the graphic leader: drop the price and give SLI licence!
That's the only way not to see a red wave with Nehalem launch...
    
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better to underhype then overhype (NVIDIA)
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I can confirm hardware.fr it's a very reliable source, it looks that the HD4850 really has 800SP after all. And the AA performance wow! Like the good old 9800pro days.
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I got one on the wayay
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