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[TR]Radeon HD 4870 X2 to cost more than the GeForce GTX 280?

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Many details concerning AMD's next dual-GPU graphics card have already leaked out. We came upon pictures of the card late last month, and now Fudzilla claims to have learned how much AMD will charge for it.

Supposedly, the "Radeon HD 4870 X2" will launch at $549, or about $50 less than a pair of standalone Radeon HD 4870s. That price tag will position AMD's dual-GPU product above Nvidia's fastest single-GPU card, the GeForce GTX 280. (Nvidia cut the price of the GTX 280 to around $499 earlier this week, and some card makers offer additional $30 mail-in rebates.)

Much like the Radeon HD 3870 X2 did with AMD's RV670 graphics processor, the Radeon HD 4870 X2 should pack two RV770 GPUs into a "CrossFire on a stick" configuration. Fudzilla says the card will feature 2GB of GDDR5 memory. Considering how well even dual Radeon HD 4850s perform against the GTX 280, the 4870 X2 could be worth the premium.

Edited by Nubcake - 7/10/08 at 10:00am
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Why is this good news for Nvidia, I was planning on getting it for $500 and I will still get it for $550, why because the performance matches the price and I will definately be getting my money worth.
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Another... I told you so.

Everyone was flaming me for saying there is no way the 4870X2 would be $499... Well look at that.
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Hold it, I read somewhere it would be $399? O_o; And that it would have 1GB of memory... ;\\
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Your source isn't working.

Sorry I'll need more then just one website saying that before I believe anything.
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Hold it, I read somewhere it would be $399? O_o; And that it would have 1GB of memory... ;
That is for the 1 gig DDR3 4850x2.

And nvidia didn't really win anything. Sure it's 50 dollars more than the GTX 280, but it's also 50 less than 2 4870s, and it has TWICE the GDDR5. Not bad imo.
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I thought it was much more than "crossfire on a stick". I am not really surprised at this. If ATI can add some profit and still remain in a good price vs. performance bracket, why not?
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This really is not a win for Nvidia. Their chips are ultra expensive to make at this time. They were positioned to make at least SOME money off the cards at $650, but seeing how fast the price dropped, I would venture to say that not many people jumped at the overpriced behemoth.

AMD/ATI win this round no matter how you spin it. How long they hold the crown will be another thing. 4870X2 has a long way to go before it leave the same legacy at the Nvidia G80 chips.
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Or we could just wait a few more days and see what the price is.

Anyway, whatever anyone may say, this brings the GTX 280 a little bit more back into the picture.

Personally, they will both run the games I like to play with all settings maxed at 100% at 1920x1200, but in the end, the ability to CrossfireX eventually with another X2 or even a 4870 might sway me towards the ATI offering. Still, the BFG GTX280 H2OC with the DD all copper waterblock is pretty sweet and I'll definitely consider it if the price drops a bit further.

All in all, it's a good time to be in the hunt for a card.
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Originally Posted by onexero View Post
Hold it, I read somewhere it would be $399? O_o; And that it would have 1GB of memory... ;
that will be the 4850x2
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