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Would you honestly buy a card based on its folding credentials? Folding is a cool thing to do, but no obsess over.
I rarely game so yes I would
    
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I'm going to kill myself If I see a 9800GTX at $199.

I knew I should of just waited, I could of got a XFX 8800GTS + COD4 for $248 after MIR compared to my impulsive buy for $280 after mir with zip.

$550 2900XT... if you want to whine, the line starts behind me
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I'm a winner. I buy my stuff cheap so I can laugh at you guys spending three times as much for 5FPS more.
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$299 is not a bad price. Could always start with the 4850 wait for the 70 to drop or a 70X2 to drop and then buy that and xfire it with a 4850. I've been an ATI fan forever and I've really never been as excited as I am right now!

Anyone know what the 4850 will be going for, I thought I heard $199.
    
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wait...did the article say the 4870 was coming out within a week, or was it referring to the 4850?
4850 is out now, 4870 next week.

4870 in cross fire....will be the shezel..
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or so at least until AMD unleashes a dual core version of the HD 4870 GPU.
Along with the issues of multi GPU setups, still would make the GTX 280 a better option.
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Good call pook, good call. I think if graphics cards didn't change as often as they do and a major overhaul of your system was needed every 5 years to stay on top of the game then buying a graphics card at $600+ prices would seem reasonable.

However, as we all well and truly know, that is not the case with GPU's and won't change for some time. Therefore the logical choice is to buy a middle range card in terms of price and save the extra money to upgrade every year or so, the money saved keeps your performance levels at a high, not ultra high level concurrent with whatever games are out.

The money saved goes into the next upgrade etc. With this logical approach instead of the "I want the fastest, most bestest, shiniest thing on the market for my eepenis is lacking" Sure the GTX 280 by itself will own any other single GPU solution, but the cheaper ATi Radeon HD 4850 in crossfire works out to about $400 USD and 30-40% faster than the GTX 280. Making it $200 or more cheaper than the single card and over a third faster.

It's not rocket science guys, I know everyone loves nvidia and they built themselves a good rep for fast cards, but for the same price you could have at least triple crossfire action with the 4850's from ATi and gain over 50% performance increase over the single card solution.

Then we have the rumored prices of the 4870 dropping to $299, GDDR5 card for under $300 that is faster than the $400+ GTX 260.....again, if you do the maths there is no choice to make this round except how many cards in crossfire to have.

I am definately going red this round, I have the money for the GTX 280 and it is a nice card by all means, but price/ performance levels are way out of sync.
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Unless the 4870 can rape the 9800GTX, I think nVidia just owned this generation again. Seriously, the 9800GTX+ for 229? That's gold. It's a shame I don't have an SLI board.
Too bad the 4850 beats the 9800GTX for $199 release price....soon to come down I'm sure (and I'll probably buy it.)

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$550 2900XT... if you want to whine, the line starts behind me
2 2900XT 1Gbs for $480 a piece! HA! Well they've served me really well though....at the time I bought them they were faster (when OCed) than the more expensive 8800GTS 640Mb and the 8800GTX was something crazy like $700......
Imagine how sick I feel when I see $199 4850s smoking my cards........
Well I'll wait until they're cheap, up the voltage and OC them, and slap my water blocks on them.
Edited by binormalkilla - 6/19/08 at 5:57pm
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post #39 of 92
poltergeist took the words right out of my mouth :-) +1 dude


Im hands down goin red this gen. Whos goin wiff me?
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Along with the issues of multi GPU setups, still would make the GTX 280 a better option.
I have a feeling that 4870X2 will be powerful enough to win over doubters. I mean, CF 4850s give the GTX 280 a run for its money. Two 4870s should trample it.

/Galidan
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