AMD Drops HD 4870 X2 Price

"With the release of Nvidia's new flagship GTX295 card, AMD has chosen to fight with price"

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AMD Drops HD 4870 X2 Price

This past week, Nvidia announced their new GTX295 dual-GPU card at CES.  Based on the specs and numbers posted by the GPUs included on the card, it was clear that Nvidia would be regaining the single card performance crown.  Pricing the card at $500, Nvidia has forced AMD's hand.  Thus, AMD has dropped the MSRP of their flagship HD 4870 X2 card from $549 down to $449.

Over the past several months, AMD has gained some serious market share.  After Nvidia's dominance with the G92, AMD has gained enough ground to almost hold 50% of the graphics market.  Obviously this price cut has been made in hopes of undermining the GTX295 release and getting one step closer to having a majority of the market share.

Will this price cut be enough to retain a hold on the top-end graphics market?

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06-01-2009, 17:33:10

not first as I stoped it before it got there LOL

Whahaha you didn't notice after the "spent 45 minutes writing an email" and then a cap of a completely screwed email? :p

Watched it twice, had a good laugh ^^

06-01-2009, 17:33:32

All joking aside - if Apple made it, I can guarantee u sales figures.

Maybe a few adjustments, but still.

.. I can almost guarantee u also that it's hit the m$ cloning department .... just in case.

06-01-2009, 17:36:41

Best video in the world.

Please help me. I am in pain from "ROTFL" too much.

The last sentence is just the best in the world.

06-01-2009, 17:39:10

Hmm I don't know. Maybe the people who think a laptop is just for watching movies and YouTube, but nothing more. It isn't suitable for YouTube either btw, because you don't have a mouse either *whistles*

Anyone sensible who regularly writes even an email will not buy something with a keyboard like that. Even the more intuitive PSP keyboards completely sucked.

06-01-2009, 17:42:25

lol sudoku killer :D

06-01-2009, 18:29:27


06-01-2009, 19:46:41

OH dear oh dear. When jobs kicks the bucket (touch wood not for long time etc) This will be the straws apple clutches at :D

07-01-2009, 08:07:03

haha thought it was a joke :D.. Just watched it again the news is called Onion News Network xD
and at the bottom it says: surgeon general issues final warning on tanning beds. 'seriously this is the last time i'm telling you they're dangerous'

07-01-2009, 08:23:24

:O what on earth is apple thinking.....

07-01-2009, 08:39:34

it's a joke mate...

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