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4870X2 for $499 at release?

Poll Results: Will the 4870X2 actually be $499 at release?

 
  • 80% (76)
    Yes.
  • 19% (18)
    No.
94 Total Votes  
post #1 of 35
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So who here thinks the 4870X2 will actually be $499 at release? I believe, but many OCN'ers do not. I figured I'd make this thread so they have a place to fight it out. And if wagering on OCN is allowed, I say we get something going on this one.

If your answer is no, please provide reasoning and/or what you think the actual price will be.
Edited by dankoni - 7/2/08 at 1:30pm
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post #2 of 35
I sure as hell hope so. I have been an Nvidia guy, but now ATI is rubbing me in all kinds of right ways!
post #3 of 35
Depends on where you buy it from. Some stores will inflate the price *CoughNeweggCough*

And some places it'll be $499. Possibly a bit less after a few weeks. *CoughDirectCanadaCough*
post #4 of 35
Yes, because the 4870 will be $250 by then.
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post #5 of 35
should be able to find that card for 499 at most places but as some already mentioned places like tehegg will jack up the price 10$ more so 509.99 + shipping
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post #6 of 35
I vote with reservations as follow:
$499 MSRP, 2 x 256bit Bus, 2 x 512MB GDDR5
None of this 2GB GDDR5 total nonsense.
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post #7 of 35
You will not buy the 4870X2 for $499 anytime soon, especially if the 2GB GDDR5 is true.
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post #8 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
You will not buy the 4870X2 for $499 anytime soon, especially if the 2GB GDDR5 is true.
Forget about 2GB GDDR5, 99% of reports indicate it will be 1GB

This will not go over the $500 mark, ATI would be shooting themselves in the foot. They are out to compete with the GTX280, not make the price performance the same by jacking the price up.
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post #9 of 35
Quote:
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Forget about 2GB GDDR5, 99% of reports indicate it will be 1GB

This will not go over the $500 mark, ATI would be shooting themselves in the foot. They are out to compete with the GTX280, not make the price performance the same by jacking the price up.
Well the same guys who are saying $499 are saying 2GB ram.

Which happen to be the same people who said the GTX280 would be $599 (or whatever the price was).

If the 4870X2 is faster than the GTX280, it will sell for rougly 2x the price of the 4870.
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post #10 of 35
Quote:
Originally Posted by pauldovi View Post
Well the same guys who are saying $499 are saying 2GB ram.

Which happen to be the same people who said the GTX280 would be $599 (or whatever the price was).

If the 4870X2 is faster than the GTX280, it will sell for rougly 2x the price of the 4870.
The GTX280 is $600 isn't it? Now they have just dropped the price by $90......it will be about $520 or so.
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