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I have to wonder if ATI didn't anticipate a knee-jerk reaction from Nvidia (ie 9800GTX+) and put intentional artificial limits on HD4850 performance at the driver level, just to be safe.
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I have to wonder if ATI didn't anticipate a knee-jerk reaction from Nvidia (ie 9800GTX+) and put intentional artificial limits on HD4850 performance at the driver level, just to be safe.
Seems like a waste of time to me.
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I have to wonder if ATI didn't anticipate a knee-jerk reaction from Nvidia (ie 9800GTX+) and put intentional artificial limits on HD4850 performance at the driver level, just to be safe.
And screw themselves over on any sales lost because people read (many) the early reviews? I doubt it would be worth it, really.

Does anyone know how much of a performance improvement this hotfix actually gave? I'm curious now
    
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Seems like a waste of time to me.
Seems like a good idea to me. It makes nVidia waste time trying to figure out how to counter the 4850 by fooling them into believing that the 4850 is weaker than it really is.

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I have to wonder if ATI didn't anticipate a knee-jerk reaction from Nvidia (ie 9800GTX+) and put intentional artificial limits on HD4850 performance at the driver level, just to be safe.
I wouldn't be surprised. A reason they would is that they want to further widen the gap between the 4850 and 4870.
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And screw themselves over on any sales lost because people read (many) the early reviews? I doubt it would be worth it, really.
Sure this is a factor, but they could have still considered it. I don't see what would be stopping them from limiting it at a point where it would still beat the 9800GTX, but at the same time also had a fair bit of headroom left. There's also nothing stopping them from re-launching the HD4850 with GDDR5:

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The initial HD 4850 video cards that are hitting the market will use GDDR3 RAM, though AMD has publically said that its RV770 will work with GDDR5 and GDDR5 versions are expected at a later date.
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yeah lol...it is a great card...midrange or not...I look for a price and how much I get for it...and you get much from this card.....and just check the memory transfer rate with gddr5...
    
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Sure this is a factor, but they could have still considered it. I don't see what would be stopping them from limiting it at a point where it would still beat the 9800GTX, but at the same time also had a fair bit of headroom left. There's also nothing stopping them from re-launching the HD4850 with GDDR5:


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Like it was stated earlier, ATI wants to widen the gap between the HD4850 and HD4870. This is part of the reason why I think the HD4850x2 will never be released, there isn't a market for it.
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