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post #31 of 95
A card with 2GB of memory? I hope everyone that buys one of those has a 64-bit OS, because there's going to be some RAM lost somewhere. Especially if you already have 4GB of RAM.
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This reminds me of when the 8800GTs first arrived. They were the best bang for the buck and were sold out everywhere. Retailers decided do raise the price by $50-$100 and eventually the hype died down when the more powerful GTS came out. Think this will happen with the 4870 and the 4870x2?
post #33 of 95
It's going to be $499.00 .. this much is true...

arguing the point is moot. ATi will not make a dual card cost double the cost of a single card.. they just will not and cannot do that... the 4870 will drop to like 259.99 and the 4870 will be 499~
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$499 for a 4870x2 1GB seems true because is uses 1 PBC to make vs 2 to make 2x 4870's

i really doubt a 2GB 4870x2
    
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This reminds me of when the 8800GTs first arrived. They were the best bang for the buck and were sold out everywhere. Retailers decided do raise the price by $50-$100 and eventually the hype died down when the more powerful GTS came out. Think this will happen with the 4870 and the 4870x2?
the super 770 is coming its a super clocked R770

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This reminds me of when the 8800GTs first arrived. They were the best bang for the buck and were sold out everywhere. Retailers decided do raise the price by $50-$100 and eventually the hype died down when the more powerful GTS came out. Think this will happen with the 4870 and the 4870x2?
The HD4870 is supposed to retail for around $300, and availability isn't quite as bad as it was with the 8800GT, nor is the price gouging. We'll probably see it drop down below $300 after the HD4870X2 launches, but I seriously doubt it'll go much below $280 for quite some time.
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The HD4870 is supposed to retail for around $300, and availability isn't quite as bad as it was with the 8800GT, nor is the price gouging. We'll probably see it drop down below $300 after the HD4870X2 launches, but I seriously doubt it'll go much below $280 for quite some time.
Here's one for $289.99 right now...
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Here's one for $289.99 right now...
Out of stock.
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This is very very likely very wrong

The card will not be coming out with 2GB of GDDR5. That would cost a fortune and the card would definitely not be retailing for $500. It will be 256-bit interface, 512MB per GPU for a total of 1GB memory.

This is some junk speculation.
Spoken like a true fanboy.

I doubt you have your finger on the pulse of hardware development any more than I have my hand on the pulse of fashion in Paris. My socks don't match so that should tell you something.

Just sit back and wait for the official specs.

***NOTE: Yes, my socks match. I was using that analogy to prove a point.
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This is very very likely very wrong

The card will not be coming out with 2GB of GDDR5. That would cost a fortune and the card would definitely not be retailing for $500. It will be 256-bit interface, 512MB per GPU for a total of 1GB memory.

This is some junk speculation.
Hey, the 2900 had 1GB of RAM, but that was GDDR4... It probably will have dual 256-bit interfaces, 2x 512MB GDDR5.
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