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Graphics *Massive* Radeon 4850/4870 Price Cuts!

Discussion in 'Hardware' started by Diosjenin, 2 Mar 2009.

  1. Diosjenin

    Diosjenin Thinker, Tweaker, Et Cetera

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    To take effect later this week: 4850s for $130, 4870s for $150!

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  2. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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    This sounds to good to be true.
     
  3. Elton

    Elton Officially a Whisky Nerd

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    If it's true though....

    Time to crossfire!
     
  4. 13eightyfour

    13eightyfour Formerly Titanium Angel

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    Can anyone confirm this? and will we see a price drop here in the uk? i was going to get a 4850 at the end of the week but if there going to drop in price i can wait a little bit longer.
     
  5. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    Saw it on Fudzilla. They apparently got it from Dailytech. I bet it's true. Question is, is it only for the colonies for Mother Europe as well? :)
     
  6. Denis_iii

    Denis_iii What's a Dremel?

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    i doubt it will hit the UK, was a nice price cut in the US awhile back on 4870's but never hit UK
     
  7. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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    Will it hit Canada?
     
  8. Singularity

    Singularity ******* Operator from Hell

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    will it hit croatia? nah, that's a dumb question even to ask...
     
  9. mooseguy

    mooseguy Crazy Moose

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    We can hope :D

    If it does, I can has CF :clap:
     
  10. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    Hopefully by April the price cut will have taken effect, birthday CrossFire here we come :cooldude:

    Also, does a 512MB model work ok in CrossFire with a 1GB model?
     
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  11. DorkSterr

    DorkSterr Hakuna Matata

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    Yes, but it will see it as duel 4870 512MB.
     
  12. Delphium

    Delphium Eyefinity enabled

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    I've been of the understanding that you can mix different mem size cards with each other ie 512mb +1gb.

    As here it shows which combination of cards may be used in Crossfire with each other.
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  13. wyx087

    wyx087 Homeworld 3 is happening!!

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    that's unbelievably cheap.

    wonder what nVidia will do, can they afford to sell the 55nm gtx260 at $150?
     
  14. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    Cheers for the graph Delphium :)

    DorkSterr, are you 100% sure? Have you tried this? Sorry to be so anal :duh:
     
  15. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    I'm 99.99999999999999% sure that DorkSterr is correct. Both cards have to render the same basic image, and the only way to accomplish that is for both cards to use the same settings, which means the lowest ones (speed, size of memory etc.).
     
  16. pimonserry

    pimonserry sounds like a party.

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    Ah, well there go my plans for 1x1GB and 1x512MB models linked up xD
    Cheers.

    Still, price cuts are good, drives competition and all that ;)
     
  17. azrael-

    azrael- I'm special...

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    You could still link up two 512MB cards. :)
     
  18. bigspin

    bigspin What's a Dremel?

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    Ahgrrrrrrrrrrrr........I ordered BFG 285OC today. :wallbash:

    Hope nvidia not going to cut their prices sooon...
     
  19. mm vr

    mm vr The cheesecake is a lie

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    AHH there goes my plan for my current 4870 512MB + my friend's "old" 4870X2 2GB (when he upgrades)! :(

    I just gotta get two 4870X2's then. :p
     
  20. [PUNK] crompers

    [PUNK] crompers Dremedial

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    upgrading from a 4870X2? lol, i guess some people are just gluttons for credit card punishment

    in any case i certainly hope the 55nm 260's come out with a better price due to this, i might just be tempted with the april loan......
     

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