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Old 20th Jun 2008, 11:24   #1
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AMD and Nvidia battle for mid-range supremacy

http://www.bit-tech.net/news/2008/06...ge-supremacy/1

AMD and Nvidia are battling against each other again in what could prove to be one of the great wars in the 3D graphics industry.

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Old 20th Jun 2008, 11:31   #2
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I'm really waiting for this review Tim! Thanks for the heads-up though, i was getting a bit worried about the radiosilence around 4xxx/GTX280/GTX260/9800GTX+

Exciting times, but nothing on here! In the end though, i know it's because you guys refuse to rush tests, so it's all for the better
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Old 20th Jun 2008, 12:28   #3
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Is anyone else getting a headache at all these GC releases so close together? I know I am, and I'm not even reviewing them.

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Old 20th Jun 2008, 12:45   #4
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nvidia is now resorting to paper launches then? That's lame, and they really must be worried. Their margins are going to take a tanking.
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Old 20th Jun 2008, 12:50   #5
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Awesome

The red team is striking back.. A little over due, but hey. Now, the next most important thing, who's going to get a waterblock out for the 4870 first?

Hell, even the 4850, given its supposed performance at stock clocks..
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Old 20th Jun 2008, 13:15   #6
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Wow...

I had no idea the 9800GTX was SO BIG!
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I want a pair of 4870s.

Or, possibly, two 4870X2s if they work with my mobo (X48-T2R... which for some reason doesn't seem to like the 3870X2...)
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Old 20th Jun 2008, 15:02   #8
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Wow...

I had no idea the 9800GTX was SO BIG!
isn't that a GTX260?
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Old 20th Jun 2008, 15:16   #9
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This is awsome, PRICE WAR!!!!
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Can you guys please do a buying recommendation tree for price/performance/bang for bucks?
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Can you guys please do a buying recommendation tree for price/performance/bang for bucks?
yea, that'd be awesome! But no where near as awesome as ATI getting back up after the knock out blow that was the 8800. Long as performance/price is similiar to 9800GTX I'd rather go with ATI. DirectX 10.1 support and a much cleaner audio over HDMI setup not to mention better at drivers.

Unless i'm wrong on any of that? more GDDR5 please sir
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Old 20th Jun 2008, 16:13   #12
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Rip Off Britain strikes again.

4850 - $199 (less with some rebates from new egg) or 140 (overclockers) in the UK inc. vat

140 is nearly $280. Vat doesnt account for the difference by a long way.
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140 for a card that performs about the same to 8800GTX is a steal!

my god that's good. but come on ATI with your higher end x2, we don't want nVidia stealing all the thunder with their monster gtx280
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Old 20th Jun 2008, 18:29   #15
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indeed, gotta love the price wars - hasn't been a better time to upgrade/buy a new computer in a very long time So, like someone else said - can't wait for that review Tim
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the fact that ATI is able to do a single slot designs is a big win in my book, and besides typically ATI always had the better mid range card due to price a lone and it looks like nVidia is doing a lot of like I dont know how to call it but they look worried =p
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The fight may be between nVidia and AMD right now, but the consumer is the winner here (except maybe those who splashed out on expensive cards in the near past).
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Finally its on...

How long have we been waiting on a decent ati gfx card? NV 6000 Series?
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Man oh man, am I glad I didn't jump in and by my new video card last month! I'll hang fire for a couple of weeks yet just to see whats going to happen with the ATI cards.
This is a great time to be in the market for some serious GPU hardware, N-Vidia and ATI seem to finally have some price/performance wars kicking in and I look forward to seeing how their products shape up. If there's no clear winner then I'll just save my pennies until I can afford a GTX 280 - but with my luck by the time I've done that it'll be time for the next gen GPU to hit the market.
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Lets just forget all this and get down to the bare facts, any serious gamer knows that Nvidia RULES BOOYEAH HEADSHOT

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