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    News - ATI Radeon HD 4870 pricing begins to tumble

    Knock-on effect of the recently-launched mid-range Radeon HD 4770?
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    Re: News - ATI Radeon HD 4870 pricing begins to tumble

    http://www.novatech.co.uk/novatech/s...e.jsp?SAP-4870

    4870 for £115

    Its a knock on effect yes, but the 5000 series is also around the corner

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    Re: News - ATI Radeon HD 4870 pricing begins to tumble

    Quote Originally Posted by DeludedGuy View Post
    Its a knock on effect yes, but the 5000 series is also around the corner
    As you well know, around the corner in this market can mean anything from two weeks to six months. Or in this case, ATi are planning for around July time.

    I'm wanting the X2 cards to drop in price. And ATi Stream to be easier to program.

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    Re: News - ATI Radeon HD 4870 pricing begins to tumble

    Quote Originally Posted by borandi View Post
    As you well know, around the corner in this market can mean anything from two weeks to six months. Or in this case, ATi are planning for around July time.
    Im sure if people are going to spend over 100 quid on a graphics card they can wait 2 months...

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    Re: News - ATI Radeon HD 4870 pricing begins to tumble

    "Wait for the 5000 series to show up"

    It was complacent thinking about how the next generation was going to be so much better that made everybody so dissappointed when the HD 2900 showed up and was the same with the original Phenom

    Base your buying decisions on what's available now, and for me that means that there £115 4870 (even if it is 'only' 512mb) is looking mighty tempting...

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    Re: News - ATI Radeon HD 4870 pricing begins to tumble

    We've still not got any games that really take advantage of the features in a 4870 over say a x1950xt, so I don't think you're really shooting yourself in the foot if you went for a 4870 now. It's an amazing amount of power for the money, and the next generation of cards won't be absolutely required for quite some time yet.

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    Re: News - ATI Radeon HD 4870 pricing begins to tumble

    and here's lil ol me who did a computer on a budget, trying to save as much as he could. i'll have to get a new power supply (and possibly motherboard - crossfire at 8x) to be able to crossfire now. aah well, thats what happens in the computer world, new stuff keeps coming out, prices drop, if you wait you can buy a much better one than you could have a month ago.:sigh smilie:

    the moral of the story is - just buy what you can afford now and what youre happy with and live wth it! (or something like that )

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    Re: News - ATI Radeon HD 4870 pricing begins to tumble

    'on a budget' and 'paying over the odds to run something with little real benefit like crossfire' don't normally go together stevie

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    Re: News - ATI Radeon HD 4870 pricing begins to tumble

    *trys to think of point i was making - can't remember what it was, carrys on eating tea. hmm chocolate kaiser buns*

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    Re: News - ATI Radeon HD 4870 pricing begins to tumble

    Quote Originally Posted by kalniel View Post
    We've still not got any games that really take advantage of the features in a 4870 over say a x1950xt, so I don't think you're really shooting yourself in the foot if you went for a 4870 now. It's an amazing amount of power for the money, and the next generation of cards won't be absolutely required for quite some time yet.
    Though it is of benefit to those of us who use them for things other than gaming, such as scientific computing. Learning Stream and getting two 4850s was one of the best leaps forward I ever made in terms of throughput. It's a shame now that the 4870s are the same price as I paid for the 4850s. Mind you, I'm still a bit frustrated about the 150 squids I paid for 2GB DDR2 RAM back in Dec 2006, when I bought higher clocked 4GB DDR2 for just 38 the other week

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    Re: News - ATI Radeon HD 4870 pricing begins to tumble

    Noooooooooes - just as I was thinking about selling my pair on and picking up something from nVidia...

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    Re: News - ATI Radeon HD 4870 pricing begins to tumble

    that price is very temping

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