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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.
^ Spoken like a true dumbass. I'd be surprised if your socks do infact match. Oh, and I am a fanboy, an ATI fanboy I just happen to have gotten a very good deal on my mobo way back and did not feel like replacing it only to go x-fire, so I went with a temporary solution with two 9600 GTs

For your reference, here is a list of my preferences in hardware:

AMD > Intel (10+ years on AMD platform ATM)
ATI > NVIDIA (9600GT was my second NV card, first was 7600GT, both temp budget solutions to carry me over while ATI made something worth investing in for longer term, like now )
ASUS > any other mobo maker (typically)

The rest is cherry picking, whatever gives the best performance per $ typically takes my money.

Pwned

PS: Being that I am a software engineer, and that building and pushing systems to the limits is my hobby, I'd say I have more than my finger on the hardware development pulse
Edited by dejanh - 7/2/08 at 2:17pm
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post #42 of 95
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Pwned


Bravo...I guess you sure showed me. I mean, all of your points would have been invalid if you didn't stick that at the end of your post. I certainly know when I have been bested.

Time to cancel my account with my ISP and throw my computer in the garbage because I have clearly been "pwned".

The sheer genious of this post makes me cringe at the very thought of ever having to post on a message board again.
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post #43 of 95
Well, if you think about it, you only have one PCB to solder to. Assuming yields are as good as ATi leads everyone to believe, and assuming they can get GDDR5 in heavy volume, I think we could definitely see 1gb x2's for 500. However, just the sheer cost and revision to PCB required to put in 2 gigs of GDDR5 is probably enough to drive up prices to 600.

My guess is that ATi will provide 3rd party vendors with plans for a super-high end 2gb package, but I am certain its not for mass production.

I would say the $500 price point is for sure, but its just a matter of production cost for the ram and pcb.

I am really wondering how watercooling would work with this. Could you just put two mcw60s next to each other? Hrm...
    
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want to know my next card.. its going to be a 3870 when the R800 comes out

anyways Nvidia i appluade to you for being #1 for so long GJ keep up the work, but move on
Edited by A Russian :D - 7/2/08 at 2:32pm
    
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I am really wondering how watercooling would work with this. Could you just put two mcw60s next to each other? Hrm...
Doubtful. The 3870x2 did not work that way. The mounting holes for the cores were much closer together than the single gpu cards.

But then again, it is entirely possible. Guess we'll find out when a watercooler buys one.
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Doubtful. The 3870x2 did not work that way. The mounting holes for the cores were much closer together than the single gpu cards.

But then again, it is entirely possible. Guess we'll find out when a watercooler buys one.
Well if that's true, its probably the same for the 4870. Bummer.
    
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Bravo...I guess you sure showed me. I mean, all of your points would have been invalid if you didn't stick that at the end of your post. I certainly know when I have been bested.

Time to cancel my account with my ISP and throw my computer in the garbage because I have clearly been "pwned".

The sheer genious of this post makes me cringe at the very thought of ever having to post on a message board again.
Hahaha Indeed, the "sheer genious" of your post made me cringe. Furthermore, it made me wonder what is infact your point, as I see none in your posts other than you wanted to (a) label me as a fanboy, and (b) troll a bit...

Here is some interesting reading for you... http://www.urbandictionary.com/define.php?term=genious

I guess you guys in NB are really bored.

Quit trolling and add something constructive instead. I'm done feeding you.
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post #48 of 95
Just like that Sad with the 1GB 4870 which we did see this one will end up too in 1GB just like 3870X2. 2GB is expense but in this case rare so ATi cant just use 2GB when quantity is low.
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post #49 of 95
i'm guessing that 499.99 will stand, ATI isint one for high-priced cards as of late

PS: dejanh picking out typo's is usually the last resort, and you can't throw out an insult and expect to keep the last word....
    
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This Is Spartaaaaaa!
    
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