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Madmax
08-15-2008, 03:45 PM
Check around the net at Canadian places.

Pricing range is 599.00 to 614.99

And i want one very very soon.

filthy
08-15-2008, 05:57 PM
You ATI fanboys complain about Nvidia's prices??

No video card is worth $500 or more....period.

Specially when very good performance can be had for $300 or less.

Killswitch
08-15-2008, 06:04 PM
If a regular 4870 is worth around $300 or so, then then why wouldn't an X2 not be worth $600?

Madmax
08-15-2008, 06:27 PM
Yeah you tell him Killswitch as we ATI FANBOYS all know its worth it.

Like we can do the math.... /ubbthreads/images/%%GRAEMLIN_URL%%/smile.gif

I have to say i will wait for it drop a little ... like 500-550.00 as that is a more suited price range for it to sell like hot cakes.

The normal 4870's will be reduced to maybe $250.00 price range soon enough and the 4850's will be $160.00 price range.

Like always if you want the top best thing on day one when it is out you will pay a premium price for it.

Nvidia's prices are/were crazy on their high-end cards, but cause of ATI's prices whomping their prices ... nvidia had no choice but to ask WHAT their cards are worth ... instead of Price Gouging PPl.

filthy
08-15-2008, 08:10 PM
Do you pay the same for one roll of toilet paper as you do a pack of 12?

Well this card is 2 GPU's but one PCB and some other shared components. They should give you this dual GPU card for 75% of buying 2 singles.

It seems AMD are hipocrytes because they pointed fingers at Nvidia for video card prices being too high. One 4870 is a good, powerful card @ $350, but $700 for one 4870x2 to your door is ridiculous. Not saying it's not a great card, it is...but not for the cost of the average person's monthly housing cost!

One 9800GTX is about $250, and the 9800GX2 is about $350...that by example to me is fair...and I believe that card is now the best bang for buck, that or 2x 4850's in Xfire.

Madmax
08-15-2008, 08:40 PM
The 9800GX2 card was 600-700.00 only what 3-4 weeks it dropped cause of ATI/AMD's prices on the 4800 series cards.

Now 2 x HIS 4870's cost what $279.99 each (After rebate) x 2 = 559.98 plus tax and shipping.

Now 1 x HIS 4870X2 = $614.99 plus tax and shipping.

So your paying a premium price of $55.01 more right now for the dual GPU card.

Give it about 3-4 weeks and that price will drop .. i am willing to bet to $558.00-$570.00 range.

The thing is 2 x GPU on single board will be better the 2 x 4870's .. why cause you can buy another and have 4 GPU's in CF mode .... in the near future .. wowzer.

Now the thing is how much better is the 4870X2 over a 9800GX2 card?

Well numbers show on mixed reviews as some show it is just ahead and others show it kicks its arse and others show it as being behind .... so there is no definate conclusion as of yet.

Drivers no doubt are in infancy for it, but that will change in a few driver updates .. where as Nvidia has had 2-3 years to trump up their drivers since the 8800 series to optimize whatever they can out of the 9800GX2 card, so that means one thing .... Nvidia has no more petro to give out of that card, but ATI has a lot more left in the tank for the 4800 series cards including the 4870X2 card.

I will be waiting a little bit longer for a 4870X2 until price drops on it in a range i like.

filthy
08-15-2008, 10:12 PM
Your saying the G80 cores are the same as G92 cores?

Why do I bother discussing anything with you..

Madmax
08-15-2008, 11:29 PM
<div class="ubbcode-block"><div class="ubbcode-header">Originally Posted By: Filthy</div><div class="ubbcode-body">Your saying the G80 cores are the same as G92 cores?

Why do I bother discussing anything with you..</div></div>

Is there a separate driver for the 9800GX2 cards? If yes then thats good, but again the base drivers came from 2-3 years of optimizing the 8800 drivers.

All nvidia had to do is adjust this and that in the drivers that are for the 8800 series ... basically they already had the base drvier construction for the 9800GX2 cards.

The cores are smaller die is all and of course they increased this and that for it, but as for drivers the Nvidia drivers consist in construction for all cards 8800 and up, just tweaked out for the newer ones is all now.

As for ATI its a similar thing, but they now have to tweak out their drviers for the 4800 series, but they only have had what 1 1/2 years to really develop and optimize the drivers from 2900 series and up .... so as soon as they get in gear and optimize the drviers for the 4800 series including the 4870X2 card .... Nvidia has that little edge in certain games and test benchmarks.

Soon .... soon 8.8 drivers will be out .. say next week i think and then i hope they are kick arse drivers.