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Windows 7: Radeon HD 5800 Pricing Revealed

04 Sep 2009   #1
Sassa

 
 
Radeon HD 5800 Pricing Revealed

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Rumor Mill: Radeon HD 5800 Pricing Revealed

Radeon HD 5850, HD 5870 and HD 5870X2 ranging from US$280 to US$600


In the past couple of weeks, we have seen a considerable number of articles on AMD's much-anticipated, next-generation line of desktop graphics cards, presumably part of the chip maker's upcoming ATI Radeon HD 5000 series of GPUs, but, as we are approaching an alleged release date, the rumors just keep coming. According to the most recent details that have leaked on the Internet, the Sunnyvale, California-based chip maker plans to launch three new cards this September, all of which will be able to support Microsoft's upcoming DirectX 11 API. In addition, it appears that, for the first time, we now have the price points of the said cards.

According to a recent news article on the Bright Side of News, the AMD next-generation DirectX 11 lineup will include three new cards, allegedly called Radeon 5850, 5870 and 5870X2. The naming scheme is somewhat explainable, as it will continue the company's current line of GPUs, in the HD 4000 series, providing users with an increased performance and new features. What is of importance is that the article includes the launch prices of the said cards, which should give users a pretty general idea of what to expect from the chip maker.

Apparently, AMD plans to launch the top-of-the-line Radeon HD 5800 series at prices between US$279 to US$599, with the Radeon HD 5850 and the HD 5870X2 being at both ends of that range. The company's flagship Radeon HD 5870X2, boasting a single-PCB, dual-GPU configuration, will be available for US$599, while the lower-end, HD 5850 coming for between US$279-US$299. In the middle of the two, AMD will set the single-GPU Radeon HD 5870, which will apparently cost US$379-US$399.

Unfortunately, until proven otherwise, these are pretty much rumors, but, given the increasing number of such articles, it's clear that an official release isn't that far down the line.
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04 Sep 2009   #2
knuckles84

Windows 7 / Linux Mint
 
 

I find the prices for the beginning OK, there is no Direct concurence until nvidia bring too a directX11 card. The dev-coast must be payed.

But I think it will not take a long time, perhaps 1/2 year, and we can buy a 5870 with a optimzed layout fot somthink like 250euro, and @ that moment most of the driver Problems are solved.
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04 Sep 2009   #3
Sassa

 
 

Quote   Quote: Originally Posted by knuckles84 View Post
I find the prices for the beginning OK, there is no Direct concurence until nvidia bring too a directX11 card. The dev-coast must be payed.

But I think it will not take a long time, perhaps 1/2 year, and we can buy a 5870 with a optimzed layout fot somthink like 250euro, and @ that moment most of the driver Problems are solved.
I agree...
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12 Sep 2009   #4
toyo

Windows 7 x64 Ultimate
 
 

My humble opinion is that this was the opportunity AMD had to go for Nvidia's jugular... with VERY aggressive pricing. The new fab process should allow it. I don't know how much, but I speculate seeing these prices that AMD/ATI could have pushed these cards at 199/(249&299)/399 USD and still make a profit. We'll see if the short term strategy to go for the $$$ instead of market share will suit them best, Nvidia's cards are not that far away, and the GTX 300 series will probably best the 5870.
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13 Sep 2009   #5
thefabe

Windows 7 ultimate 64 bit / XP Home sp3
 
 

I've always been an Nvidia user since my last
ATI card was a nightmare with the drivers. But this card looks to be just amazing. I've been considerig going to a high end single gpu for sometime mabe this will be it.
especialy since it seems the 7100 rc build won't let you run SLI. at least I've found no solution in the past 2 weeks.
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