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Originally Posted by p-saurus View Post
At least the sign the cards were sitting above said $150 and I'm pretty sure it said 4850. I'll go back and look today.
Besy buy is having a 25% off VisionTek cards, original $199, 25% off = $149
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Besy buy is having a 25% off VisionTek cards, original $199, 25% off = $149
its like 162 after taxes. I'm holding mine in my hands right now. Small box.
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@ the 4870 piccied in the german store: thats a weird fan...
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Nah, Cyrix just needs to make a comeback
You sir, are pure awesome in human form.
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$299 sounds reasonable to me. This card is rumored to be 20-30% faster than the 4850, if that's true, it should almost touch the performance of the GTX 260, which is about $400 right now, so for $100 less you get almost the same performance. AMD should've launched this card with the 4850. The 4850 didn't bring anything new to the table, but shounds like the 4870 will.
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@ the 4870 piccied in the german store: thats a weird fan...
How do you meant this?

It's the default cooler.
http://www.unleashonetera.com/

The "pick" sticker on the fan indicates that it is a Club3d Model pictured.
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post #88 of 92
Hopefully the 4870 will OC as good as previous ATi cards. It's about time nVidia received a good hard kick in the balls after what they've been saying the past few months.

And all this talk of retro graphics cards. Ah, I remember begging my Dad to buy me a Voodoo PCI card out of PC World to put in my 466MHz PII which was actually an old server with a fantastic 370 something MB of PC133 RAM, which was pretty awesome for its time.
    
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Lol, even a 4850 can beat a 9800gtx. Nvidia has lost this round.

All they can hold claim to is the most powerful (and expensive) single card on the market, which incidentally, means nothing for 99.9% of consumers. Go red!
Just wait till R700 comes out, then NVidia will have completely lost the single card market
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Check out the benchmarks, the 4870 beats out the 9800GTX on a horror movie level. In some tests the FPS were almost doubled. ATI is on top (at least until GTX280.)
The 4870 gives something like 80% performance of the GTX280 while being 45% the cost. Who wins again? Lets not forget that you can CF a 4870 and a 4850, it's cheaper and faster than a GTX280.
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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
If ATI is smart, they will price R700 at 450, only then will they take back the market. And with their commercials in SC2, I doubt the average joe will be buying NVidia for their next upgrade. R700 WILL BEAT THE GTX280, THERE IS NO DOUBT ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!
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If I remember correctly, there was this much hype concerning the 2900. I was running X1950XTX in Xfire at the time. I waited months on the release as I had an Intel board.
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