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[TCM] Gainward drops Nvidia exclusivity and preps Radeon HD 4800 cards

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Posted by: Cristian on June 26, 2008 10:33

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Palit-owned Gainward has decided that monogamy isn't all that great and a little ménage Ã* trois would be a lot nicer and more profitable. As a result, the company has now announced that it will be adding a couple of RV770 cards to its product line-up. Leaving Nvidia exclusivity to rot in the desert, Gainward revealed its own Radeon HD 4850 and 4870 cards, both of which you can see below.

All red and lovely, the cards are based on AMD/ATI's reference design and thus feature stock cooling system and clocks. The Radeon HD 4850 has 512MB of GDDR3 memory set to 1986 MHz, 800 Stream Processors and a GPU clocked at 625 MHz while the HD 4870 can say it's equipped with 3600 MHz-clocked 512MB of GDDR5 memory and a GPU with a frequency of 750 MHz.

Both new cards feature PC-Express 2.0, DirectX 10.1 support and the ability to make Nvidia fanboys cry (BEd: Not tears, I've got something in my eye).


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post #2 of 65
Those cards look pretty sweet.
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Not too bad looking. I still wish there was something besides red, pink or purple.
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post #4 of 65
Good for them.

Get income from the sales of both and win when one wins. The only problem with that is you lose when one loses.
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post #5 of 65
I wonder if they needed NVIDIA approval or if they lose premier partner status.
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post #6 of 65
I think those cards look better than any other ATi card I've seen. (Other than the default ATi sticker of course XD) I think the Radeon HD 4870 looks better though.
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Hahaaa they probably did this because they were making 2% profit off of Nvidia products because they are expensive and Nvidia won't let them sell them expensive, instead selling them for 2% more than they bought them for.
    
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post #8 of 65
I don't blame them as the price nvidia is charging for GTX 260 & 280 is absurd.
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Wowoweewow! Those are hot!
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post #10 of 65
I don't like both sticker art. It's too simplistic.
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