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Originally Posted by Havegooda View Post
They made a 3850x3.

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

~Gooda~
hmm but ASUS never went with it with the 4000 series coming out so soon, so they just released downclocked 3870x2's and called them 3850x2

still a good card for $300. maybe ASUS will open its plans again and make a 4850x3 again.
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I just dont understand this whole down clocking and charging less thing. Its the same reason why I dont understand why the 8800gt is soooooo much cheaper than the GTS because its the same core with a few stream processors disabled. Doesn't it cost the same to produce? I guess if they dont want to make as much then they could sell a few cheap cards just to fill the gaps but i guess its still a little confusing.
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post #23 of 57
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hmm but ASUS never went with it with the 4000 series coming out so soon, so they just released downclocked 3870x2's and called them 3850x2

still a good card for $300. maybe ASUS will open its plans again and make a 4850x3 again.
If you read the articles about the 3850x3, ASUS clearly stated it was simply an engineering exercise to see if it could be down, and was never intended to be made into a proper product.
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Hmm, that's odd that AMD is forcing ref board design for 4870X2, but allowing free roam for 4850X2...
Not really. The 4870X2 is more complex what with GDDR5 and all.
They don't want partners to mess it up, but the partners are already experienced with GDDR3, so...
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post #25 of 57
good...

i like this - it'll likely be a SOLID card, and it's nice to see ATi really hitting back...
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post #26 of 57
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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.
except for anything less than $200
I'm an AMD fan, but I must say $130 for a 8800gt is a good deal
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hmm so it will not have the cool new gpu interconnect technology that ati will have in their 4870x2?just simple crossfire?
    
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except for anything less than $200
I'm an AMD fan, but I must say $130 for a 8800gt is a good deal
Check out the 4600 series for a sub $200 card.
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post #29 of 57
i kinda feel bad for everyone who already went out and bought two 4850's or 4870's because if this one scales like they say the 4870x2 will the 4850x2 will be 15% better than two 4850's

all of those are still amazing cards though...
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post #30 of 57
I just want the 4870x2!
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