Neoseeker : News : NVIDIA 9900 GTX priced at $499; ATI HD4870 coming late June
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Bill Gates03 May 13, 08
How much will the HD4870 cost though?
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kspiess May 13, 08
Nobody except for the folks at ATI / AMD know for sure.

The RV770 will probably be cheaper to produce than will the 9900 GTX.

If I had to guess, the HD4850 would be around $370 and the HD4870 $430.

From what I've read around the interwhatz, it looks like the 9900 GTX will be a faster, more expensive card, while the RV770 is shaping to be a more cost effective, fast card.

Please note: THIS IS ALL SPECULATION at this point. I'm making an educated guesses in this comment.

One thing is sure though: these two cards are going to be a great match-up for ATI and NVIDIA. This is a very important battle for both companies and we could see some big things develop over the next few months.
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Guest May 13, 08
...I still haven't found the answer to my question... GAH!

This doesn't mention Nvidia's release date, I have heard July but my step up with evga ends June 31 :'(

I hope it gets bumped up or evga is nice and does a 120 day
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kspiess May 13, 08
slick-=> You'll most probably be fine for the step-up...if some speculations are accurate, the 9900 GTX is rumored to be touching down in the first half of June.
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Supernouva May 13, 08
All of my friends say that ATI GPU's don't match up to Nvidia GPU's, but that doesn't seem to be the case now.
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kspiess May 13, 08
Many people think that because the 8800 GT is generally faster than the HD3870 and those are the two biggest cards of the day. But when you look at price-to-performance, they are fairly closely matched.

We'll have to wait and see how the new cards match up.
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JT gAnGstA May 13, 08
Will this be the card that can run crysis on full with a good frame rate?
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kspiess May 13, 08
Depends on what you would consider a good frame rate. I'd would hope/expect the 9900 GTX to run Crysis at very high settings, 2*AA at 1600x1200 with frame rates steady at around 40-45 FPS. But that really is a guess.

But you know what, Crysis Mrysis really. With a 9900 GTX you should be able to run every single other PC game yet released at maximum details settings with good framerates.
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chautemoc May 13, 08
Gimme .
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Guest May 14, 08
but the REAL question is...
will it play solitare?
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Guest May 14, 08
I really hope the ATI card is close in performance. I want to get away from Nvidia cards so badly but ATI has yet to step up with a good single GPU solution. Down with nvidia dll crashes!
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Guest May 14, 08
4870 is a mid range card. AMD/ATi already said they are not producing highend cards. The 4870 is set for the $200~$250 price point and 4870x2 is set for $400-$450.
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bigjdubb May 14, 08
If ATI says they are no longer making high end cards; what exactly do you consider the 3870x2 to be?? If the specs are anywhere near accurate then a 4870x2 would have to be considered high end. If they figure out a way to make the technology lead they have over the Nvidia cards work then they will have high end cards.
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kspiess May 14, 08
the fudge boy -=> Which solitare? If you are talking about that new virtual 3d underwater space solitare game, than forget it.

oprime -=> I think those prices will come not before long but when it first comes out, the HD4870 will be more than 250 I'd really imagine. My guess earlier on was almost probably too high though.
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