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Sapphire have way too many cards. How many versions were there of the 3870? Like 6. That's stupid.
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Originally Posted by Torched-Geek View Post
To us, the enthusiast, that sounds like the best outcome, a dual slot version of the 4850 BUT to alot of people, it being dual slot would cause a lot of problems for them (such as blocking what could be vital ports etc.) and as such limits the market for the chip, which would not be in the best interests of Sapphire.

If they were later to release a modification of this card, with a dual slot, then it could benefit them if they still found part of the market to be lacking for them (aka the enthusiasts), but the true enthusiasts are more likely to go for it's bigger brother (The 4870) anyway are they not?

Remember, this card is a 1gb version of a low-mid range card.

How many low-mid range cards use a dual slot cooler?

I'm not a big fan of the crappy cooler they're using, the design isn't to my taste. We, the enthusiast can always rip it off and replace it though.
Low to mid range?

Have you seen how this card performs?
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Anybody remember the 8800GT 1GB version?
That was full of win..NOT
I thought you were serious!
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Horrid color scheme.
Yeah, but at least it would match a Gigabyte board really well.
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Yeah, but at least it would match a Gigabyte board really well.
Yeah, if you want your motherboard's color scheme to resemble a handful of Skittles.
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Yeah, if you want your motherboard's color scheme to resemble a handful of Skittles.


Hey, some people like that.
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post #27 of 27
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Low to mid range?

Have you seen how this card performs?
Yep, I have.
But that's what AMD/ATI classified them as pre-release (Low-Mid Range, which is the lower end of mid range cards).

Edit: The fact that AMD/ATI classified them as this is what caused Nvidia to be caught with their pants down so badly.
Edited by Torched-Geek - 7/4/08 at 3:38am
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