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The ATI Radeon HD4870 X2 codenamed R700 is slated for a week 4, July release. This dual-GPU card which features two of the RV770 graphics processors which have been an overnight success for AMD/ATI in their single-GPU avatars, the HD4850 and HD4870, will be priced at US $499. AMD claims that this card will overwhelm the GeForce GTX 280. AMD will be in a position to supply samples for internal testing and quality evaluation by 15th of July and July 24th is slated for completion of testing following which, the product could start shipping. Partners will receive chip samples for non-reference designs. Volume shipments of the chips could commence sometime in August.

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If only i had $_$
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Only $500 usd with twice the performance of a gtx280? Can't ask for much more than that sir...
    
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I'm gonna buy one.

*Sells 8800 GTS 320*
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$499?! Damn, I almost feel sorry for nvidia...
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****......should i wake for them to release this card or just got with a 4870?
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Thats a VERY competitive price...this is really going to force Nvidia to think quick or drop prices...I think if they dont wish to lose out to ATI this round they will really need to drop those prices..and pronto
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Only $500 usd with twice the performance of a gtx280? Can't ask for much more than that sir...
/agree
can't wait for this,if it's a lot better than the gtx 280 i'm getting it.
too bad i'm 99% sure i'll have to get a new psu,PSU requirements anyone?
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If anyone plans to CF a 4870, just get a 4870x2, performs 15% better than standard CF.
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Well, looks like I am making the big switch. Nice to see ATI getting some uppercuts to nVidia. Very nice.
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