AMD Claims HD4850 X2 Beats GTX280

"AMD's upcoming lower-end R700 card could be a real contender in the high-end market"

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AMD Claims HD4850 X2 Beats GTX280
AMD seems to keep rolling forward with their HD4000 series GPUs. They claim that the lower level R700 card, the HD4850 X2, is able to outperform Nvidia's current flagship, the GTX280, by 8-34% in current games.
With clock speeds of 625MHz and 2GB of DDR3 memory, this new card will bear a rather attractive price of $399 in the US or €270-290 in Europe. Considering this is a bit cheaper than the GTX280 and significantly moreso than its bigger brother, the HD4870 X2, AMD may have a real winner on their hands for price/performance ratio in the high-end market.
The HD4850 X2 will likely be out in the wild some time in the second half of next month.
Will AMD's claims turn out to be true? Will this be the card to look for in the future?
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23-11-2008, 19:58:58

Anyone got Gears 2? Would be nice if some people got it and we go on the waves :p..

Might treat myself to it at Christmas.

24-11-2008, 02:13:25


Anyone got Gears 2? Would be nice if some people got it and we go on the waves :p..

Might treat myself to it at Christmas.

i'm thinking about buying when i get my xbox back.

24-11-2008, 05:11:07

GT: alpharam360

Only playing Fifa and GTA IV atm, only brought my 360 friday :rolleyes:

24-11-2008, 12:33:12

I just ended my free live gold subscription a few days ago, so I won't be playing online for a while, but maybe when I get tired of playing Local Tour on RB2.

GT: DecentShrimp
Games: Rock Band 1&2 mainly, will get started on GoW2 in a bit. :)

25-11-2008, 14:18:36

added ya all :)

15-05-2009, 15:22:53

EViL386 :) not online a lot but it would be nice to add some people.

16-05-2009, 05:54:17

Got an xbox in the house. Its live tag is winnie1234 me thinks, tho I dont go on it. Ima reckoning on getting one on ebay...
RROD then fix it me thinks....

16-05-2009, 07:32:25

NicaCrane <---- Add me! :)

17-05-2009, 08:38:03

flex3sixty ill add who I dont already have

20-05-2009, 19:09:41

My GT is kendo.

TBH though, my son has taken it over and the friends I used to have have nearly all been replaced by killzone1 to killzone100000+ or something very similar.

If you happen to come across him online, say hi from his dad :wavey: and tell him to keep the noise down :sleep: or I'll pull out the LAN cable from the router! :eek: It's the most effective way to get him out of his room. :p

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