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Old 06-26-08, 10:33 AM   #157
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Default Re: Will Radeon HD 4870 turn up the heat on the GTX 280?

I have decided to wait 60 days,as the current cards from Nvidia,are not worth the asking price,IMHO.I do expect a price drop on both models of the GTX 2XX series to come soon.

NVDA,price the GTX280 @ 499 USD and I would buy one this weekend.As well,if the GTX260 was say @ 329 stock,to 359 USD for OC models,then I'd buy one right away.

For the first time in 4+ years I am seriously considering a ATI purchase.To be more specific,the 4870 series.When the 1Gb models start arriving,if NV has not taken steps to cut pricing by at least 15% across the board on the new 1.4 Billion tran monster,then I may go with the competition this round !

Unlikely (as I am a long time NVDA stock holder) but you never know.I applaud what the engineers at NV have done with this chip,its an amazing piece of tech,no doubt,but a tad too expensive given its performance relative to AMD/ATI's currently new offerings.Hopefully drivers will change this.Weeks ago,I was going to purchase a 280 right of the bat,as soon as they hit NCIX shelves,but I am back into collecting Anime dvd's these days,rather then gaming on the PC.Throw in my recent PS3 purchase...

Add in the fact I hardly game nowadays at all on the PC,and well....
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