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06-24-2008, 11:55 AM
Has anyone read much about the coming 4870? I was talking to one of the guys in our computer department at Fry's and he was telling me that it's actually supposed to trounce the 9800 series.
06-24-2008, 01:41 PM
TG Daily is reporting that AMD is preparing to stoke up its GPU war with NVIDIA by unleashing overclocked HD 4850 powered solutions, in order to parry against rival NVIDIA's 9800GTX+. Apparently, by removing overclocking restrictions, AIB's will be able to offer a range of overclocked SKU's, with higher core and memory clock speeds, together with up-rated cooling solutions not being a stretch of the imagination. It is claimed that senior ATI officials anticipate overclocked SKU's to offer an increase of 50 MHz to the core clock speed, compared to currently available HD 4850 parts. Company names on the proverbial grapevine and, set to offer these solutions are, unsurprisingly, HIS, together with Sapphire Technology and Diamond. The upcoming HD 4870 isnít expected to escape pre-overclocking treatment either.
06-24-2008, 07:54 PM
More about the 4850. Sounds like it's no slouch
06-24-2008, 08:08 PM
The NDA on the 4870 is lifted tomorrow -- should be interesting to see the whole GPU picture. :)
That said, nVidia did the smart thing by reducing the prices of the 9800GTX to $199.
The 4870 was reviewed, and so far it looks to be a very strong competitor. Overall, it performs fairly close to a GTX 260, while costing $100 less than that part. Definitely a good move by ATI, as it shows they're still in the game. :)
I plan to replace my 3870X2 card with 2 x 4870s soon.
06-26-2008, 02:45 PM
ExtremeTech has their review of the 4850 (compared to the 3850 and GeForce 9800 GTX) here (http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2320904,00.asp). Looks like the 4850 and 9800 are very comparable.
06-26-2008, 05:09 PM
And here's (http://www.extremetech.com/article2/0,2845,2321634,00.asp) ExtremeTech's review with the 4870 thrown into the mix.
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