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Toronto (Canada) – AMD is preparing an answer to Nvidia's recently released GeForce 9800GTX+ card. Overclocked Radeon 4850 cards are set for an introduction in the second week of July.

The first wave of Radeon 4850 boards is already on store shelves, with prices that already are below the MSRP of $199. In Europe, we have seen prices of 130 Euro – which is about $200 and quite surprising, as prices in Europe always have been higher than in the U.S. in the past.

Now we hear that ATI has removed all overclocking restrictions, giving add-in board (AIB) partners more room for new products. Our sources indicate that vendors are preparing a second wave of cards that will feature higher clocks for the GPU and the memory.

Senior ATI officials told us that “4850 Overclocked†cards are likely to come with a core that is clocked about 50 MHz higher, while the GDDR3 memory will be clocked to get at least 5-6 GB/s of bandwidth. Cooling will also change. Pre-announcements indicate that overclocked cards are on their way from companies such as HIS, Sapphire and Diamond.

If you are looking for a big performance jump for acceptable money, this summer is likely to be hot: The Radeon 4850 and the GeForce 9800GTX+ are aiming to attract all those customers that want the most bang for the buck.
As a side note, we also learned that the Radeon 4870 will not be tied down to its default clock speed for very long. We heard that at least one AIB vendor is preparing an overclocked 4870 card.

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post #2 of 30
ooooo, maybe the 4850 price will go down...doubt it though...
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Well you knew this was going to happen sooner or later. Look at Sapphire's Toxic and Asus' TOP editions. It's essentially the answer to EVGA's KO and SSC or XFX's XXX editions.
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Cant wait to get one. The sad thing is that here in canada the cheaps i have seen in tigerdirect is 243$ for some reason.
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Probably not for awhile, there making the overclocked version to compete with the 9800GTX+. The stock 4850 is to go against the stock 9800GTX. AMD fighting fire with fire I see, nice to see them back in the game
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Originally Posted by Perry View Post
Well you knew this was going to happen sooner or later. Look at Sapphire's Toxic and Asus' TOP editions. It's essentially the answer to EVGA's KO and SSC or XFX's XXX editions.
dont forget the FTW versions lol
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I don't understand why people would pay more to get an overclocked card when they can do it themselves easily and get the same results?
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I don't understand why people would pay more to get an overclocked card when they can do it themselves easily and get the same results?
Its not just that. In some OC cards they increase vcore in the GPU. Also they sad they will put better coolers.

Edit: I have owned 2 7600GTs . One was eVGA 7600GT the other was eVGA 7600GT OC.

eVGA 7600GT - 560/700 when overcloed i got 590/730
eVGA 7600GT OC - 580/750 when oc i get 650/820
Edited by ZealotKi11er - 6/24/08 at 6:14am
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How come you guys in Canada and the US can get Cards so Cheap?
In the UK we pay Between 2 and 3 times more in some places.Would be great if we in rhe UK could buy from NewEgg but they dont ship over here
Back on topic: Will be good to see some good benchies both single and CrossFire setup.
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Would there be any reason for me to return my current 4850 and wait for these?
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