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It's high noon in the performance graphics market. The $200–300 price segment has really gotten interesting with the release of the Radeon HD 4850 and the associated big price drop of the GeForce 9800 GTX, both coming in somewhere around $200. That's only one part of the latest quickdraw match, though.

The other card based on the RV770 chip is the Radeon HD 4870, complete with 512MB of GDDR5 memory. Certainly, if the $200 Radeon HD 4850 is in a dead heat with the card that, until recently, Nvidia had priced at $300, they're going to have to do something particularly interesting to compete with the faster $300 Radeon card, right?
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Looks good without a 3d animation chick on it
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MMM, gtx260 at 300 maybe? Or 250, then the 280 at 300 to whoop the 4870.
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Looks good without a 3d animation chick on it
Would you rather it be a guy?
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MMM, gtx260 at 300 maybe? Or 250, then the 280 at 300 to whoop the 4870.
I hope that was sarcasm.... we all know that theres no way nvidia could handle that kind of a price drop on the GT200 series, a $350 pd, ...... lol. Unless they pull off a miracle with 55nm GT200 yields you wont see any lower than $450 for a GTX 280 at best is my guess, gtx 260 will probably hit 300 at some point
    
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Would you rather it be a guy?
I'd rather it damn plain. no logo no chick no ad.
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MMM, gtx260 at 300 maybe? Or 250, then the 280 at 300 to whoop the 4870.
50% price drop when the card has only been out for less than a couple of weeks? that would be just sad.

Then on the other hand HD 4870x2 will look better than ever.
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I'd rather it damn plain. no logo no chick no ad.
pshh, so boring. I want strobe lights and LED's all over mine.
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This looks outstanding on paper, GDDR5! God, but yeah, the 8800GTX was GDDR3 and still pwned ATI's GDDR4 graphic cards back then.
    
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This looks outstanding on paper, GDDR5! God, but yeah, the 8800GTX was GDDR3 and still pwned ATI's GDDR4 graphic cards back then.
    
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