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Hmm, that's odd that AMD is forcing ref board design for 4870X2, but allowing free roam for 4850X2...
Though it is really nice when companies give free reign.

I wonder if we will get to see any interesting new cards from Asus and the like (like the MXM based tri-GPU card).
    
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OK, so this board should offer a good performance increase over the 4870. But if it's on par with two 4850s, I really don't see the point. At least not if it's priced at $400.
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The advantage would be that you wouldn't need a crossfire board to do it. Single card solutions will sell more because you don't need a crossfire board. IE, a 4850x2 would be great on my P5K Deluxe, but 2 x 4850 in CF wouldn't work as well because my second PCIe slot is only x4, hence why I went out and got the x48 Rampage.
    
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Great news !! And a rep ! So when is the Linksky Times going to get up and running ~!
Your the newzmasta ! Thanx

This card is for sheer oldschool inovation and fun for the partners, not like some other
companys policys of; this is good for everyone so DO it !!! NOW!!! . I mean is that not
what brought some or most of our comunity here ? The pursuit of performance ? I dunno
how this is anything other than great news . Thanx links
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this is great. two 4850s in CF beat a single GTX280, so if this performs on par or better (remember, the 4870X2 is said to perform 15% better than 2 4870 in CF) than 2 4850s then this could be a great seller. and the price is great too.
    
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won't this be self competition with there 4870??
Uhhh....Why would it be? The 4850X2 is between the 4870 and 4870X2.

This is the HD4800 series hierarchy:

4650
4850
4870
4850X2
4870X2
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This is FANTASTIC news for alot of people. This is really going to stump nvidia. I dont see the GTX280 coming below $400 for a loooooong time. I feel kinda bad for them actually. I like Nvidia because of alot of things but ATI just keeps dishing it out.
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post #18 of 57
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OK, so this board should offer a good performance increase over the 4870. But if it's on par with two 4850s, I really don't see the point. At least not if it's priced at $400.
The point is that ATI will have a good card at every important price point.

$200 = 4850
$300 = 4870
$400 = 4850 X2
$500 = 4870 X2

This is really smart business, every price point has a great product; there are no major gaps.
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post #19 of 57
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Originally Posted by VulcanDragon View Post
The point is that ATI will have a good card at every important price point.

$200 = 4850
$300 = 4870
$400 = 4850 X2
$500 = 4870 X2

This is really smart business, every price point has a great product; there are no major gaps.
Well put. I think this is a good move by ATI. I think that the 4850 will do well. My reasoning for this would be that even though the 4870X2 will for sure perform better the 4850X2 will still do VERY well in games and applications and is cheaper. So that means I can have a good DUAL GPU solution with the 4850X2 rather than having to pay full $500 wack for the 4870X2.

The 4850X2 IMO opens up a dual GPU solution to customers not wanting to go up and beyond $500.
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Wow, didnt realise they were going to make a dual core version of the 4850, I wonder how this will compare to say....GTX260 in sli?
They made a 3850x3.

Not that surprising really (to me at least), but eh.

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