News AMD and Nvidia battle for mid-range supremacy

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  1. Tim S

    Tim S Well-Known Member

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  2. Xtrafresh

    Xtrafresh It never hurts to help

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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 :)
     
  3. badders

    badders Neuken in de Keuken

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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.

    We all owe you many beers.
     
  4. roadie

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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.
     
  5. liratheal

    liratheal Sharing is Caring

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    Awesome :D

    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..
     
  6. Timmy_the_tortoise

    Timmy_the_tortoise International Man of Awesome

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    Wow...

    I had no idea the 9800GTX was SO BIG!
     
  7. Paradigm Shifter

    Paradigm Shifter de nihilo nihil fit

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    I want a pair of 4870s. :D

    Or, possibly, two 4870X2s if they work with my mobo (X48-T2R... which for some reason doesn't seem to like the 3870X2...)
     
  8. mclean007

    mclean007 Officious Bystander

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    isn't that a GTX260?
     
  9. chrisb2e9

    chrisb2e9 Dont do that...

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    This is awsome, PRICE WAR!!!!
     
  10. [USRF]Obiwan

    [USRF]Obiwan New Member

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    Can you guys please do a buying recommendation tree for price/performance/bang for bucks?
     
  11. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii New Member

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    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
     
  12. DarkLord7854

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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.
     
  14. wuyanxu

    wuyanxu still wants Homeworld 3

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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
     
  15. Kris

    Kris Lord Lolwut

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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 :)
     
  16. HourBeforeDawn

    HourBeforeDawn a.k.a KazeModz

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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
     
  17. Zurechial

    Zurechial Elitist

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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).
     
  18. steveo_mcg

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    Finally its on...

    How long have we been waiting on a decent ati gfx card? NV 6000 Series?
     
  19. johnnyboy700

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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.
     
  20. ParaHelix.org

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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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