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Default Radeon HD 4850 Crossfire review - 06-19-2008, 17:30 | posts: 6,462

AMD Radeon HD 4850 Crossfire review With the Force3D Radeon HD 4850 and PowerColor Radeon HD 4850. A pretty hectic day today as AMD moved forward the launch of the Radeon HD 4850 initially to be released...

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Default 06-19-2008, 17:36 | posts: 5,875 | Location: Montreal

Wow a quick overlook of the product and it looks amazing

Crossfire is just as good as 1 GTX 280

I'd buy one but I'd rather go for 2 4870 as it's cooking up to be one awsome card
   
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Default 06-19-2008, 17:48 | posts: 13,832 | Location: Cyberspace

The $400 price tag (for two 4850s) compared to the $649 for the GTX280 (and getting similar performance) is really impressive, imo.
   
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Default 06-19-2008, 17:48 | posts: 5,047 | Location: England (/Finland)

I want my HD4870!!! But even the 4850 would do.
   
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Default 06-19-2008, 17:50 | posts: 194 | Location: Greece

A M A Z I N G !

I thought 8800gt was a steal for its price/performance but 4850 is sth else (!)
   
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Default 06-19-2008, 17:52 | posts: 1,825 | Location: Germany

Looks like AMD is back in business.
   
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Default 06-19-2008, 17:55 | posts: 13,832 | Location: Cyberspace

GPU wise, at least.
   
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Default 06-19-2008, 18:08 | posts: 4,183 | Location: Cambridge, England

Wow, that's an impressive improvement..... all we need now are some good PC games which warrant buying a new card
Saying that, if one of these puppies goes sub 100 I might well get one anyway.
   
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For that price and the amount of performance... I'd buy two in a heartbeat!
   
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How much would the 4870 be?
   
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how Much Would The 4870 Be?
299 Usd


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Default 06-19-2008, 18:41 | posts: 2,283 | Location: Netherlands

Not bad at all!! Sick price/performance ratio!

Thanks for the time and effort to get this (quality!) review online in these busy times! You must feel a bit stressy, Hilbert

Makes me uber excited about the HD4870 !
When will the HD4870 review appear?
   
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And what about performance numbers?
   
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I'm waiting for actual street prices. All these numbers are meaningless because the shops stick their own god knows from where prices... What i see 299 bucks here is >300 euro in reality... thats what usually happens...
   
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Default 06-19-2008, 18:45 | posts: 654 | Location: Ontario, Canada

WOW.. The game has just started..
Love to see competition in the market.

Definitely a nice card there..
Now I cant wait for the 4870X2
   
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I'm waiting for actual street prices. All these numbers are meaningless because the shops stick their own god knows from where prices... What i see 299 bucks here is >300 euro in reality... thats what usually happens...
4850 already spotted for 149 EUR - 179 EUR.

http://www.alternate.nl/html/product...2=255&cat3=000

4870 though no stock spotted for 269 EUR.

http://www.alternate.nl/html/product...2=255&cat3=000


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Default 06-19-2008, 18:47 | posts: 1,785 | Location: Kent, UK

Don't badger him too much, Hilberts probably pulling his hair out as it is...

P.S. Great review, as always

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Default 06-19-2008, 18:49 | posts: 5,875 | Location: Montreal

Spot on price for me, Crossfiring these babies (the 4870s that is)

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Default 06-19-2008, 18:49 | posts: 20,811 | Location: Guru3D testlab

Regarding the 4870 ETA .. it's really messy guys. AMD is changing dates day by day as it seems. First it was 7th July, then 3rd July, now maybe 25/26 of June ...

So I do not have a clue just yet. Between next week or the week following is my safest answer. Yet samples have not yet been distributed.


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At least it'll give Nvidia something to think about.....
   
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Default 06-19-2008, 18:59 | posts: 541 | Location: Germany

Damn!

149***8364;... 9800GTX performance ... I'm ... don't know ... where's my piggybank?

Great review btw. But I'm still stunned by this performance and most of all performance/price level. That's amazing!

Oh well, this'll be my new card! Thank god I had no money when I wanted to buy a 8800GT some weeks ago

Oh, I eagerly await a CrossfireX review (gotta love four of those in one rig ). Allready in sight?
   
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I'm waiting for actual street prices. All these numbers are meaningless because the shops stick their own god knows from where prices... What i see 299 bucks here is >300 euro in reality... thats what usually happens...
The HD4850 512 GDDR3 sells here in Holland for around 150. I found one at a store and it would cost me 166 including shipping.

There will be 2 versions of the 4850: The GDDR3 and the GDDR5 one.
   
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Definately... the graphics card market really needs competition like this. And having such great performance at these prices really helps PC gaming as a whole. It means ordinary people can get into it, and have a really great experience without spending 6 months income on a GPU! LOL!
   
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BOOOOOYAAA!
   
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At least it'll give Nvidia something to think about.....
It's a bit too late IMHO, with their victory in the High/Very High end. You would expect them to NOT release a card that is just a bigger version of the previous ones, same GDDR memory gen, same manufacturing size. Lower core speed.

Damn I had that GTX 280 in my wish list for months, thank god it's not santa that brought it or I would've been disappointed

Will be buying two 4870 in crossfire, along with a new PSU and 4 GB of ram (already got a fan controller coming in the mail)

and I'm pretty sure that the two 4870 will be nuking a single GTX 280
   
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