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Old 08-31-2009, 10:05 AM   #21
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I'm still waiting for game visuals to catch up with old per-rendered films. Even the latest cards couldn't push Toy Story 1's visuals, and they're pretty basic in terms of pre-rendered films of nowadays.
Yeah that'd be pretty nice;

Back on topic tho; about how much do you think the 5800s will drive down the price of the 4800s?

Everything I can find says along the lines of:

The cards will be launched in September and will be available in October, around the same time as Windows 7 launch.

So I might just grab a 4870 or 4890 for now (dont feel like waiting 2 months for the 5800s to actually hit the market), then sell it and pick up a 5870 after its price goes down a bit; after all a 4890 can run any current game with ease anyway; no need to pick p a HD 5870 X4 when it spits on every current game :P
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Old 08-31-2009, 10:08 AM   #22
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Back on topic? Its my topic

I have no idea. They will surely drop. Look at the 3000 series to guess how much they'll drop I guess.
The 4000 series will begin to be the normal for a budget market.
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How long do you think til the price actually goes down?

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Produc...82E16814150359

Might pick up that beast for my new rig. And just upgrade to a 5800 card in the future.
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Yeah, that'd sure last you a good while
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Yeah, that'd sure last you a good while

Yeah; I was gonna hold out for the 5800s but meh; I won't really need one, lol.

That 4890 should do well for quite some time, and if there comes a point I need more I could just run multiple cards; or resell the 4890 for something bigger.
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