AMD Readies New Flagship Radeon HD 8000 Series Graphics Card

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evi789

I'm making $86 an hour working from home. I was shocked when my neighbour told me she was averaging $95 but I see how it works now. I feel so much freedom now that I'm my own boss. This is what I do, Red97.com

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bpstone

The rig upstairs could always use an upgrade. : /

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vrmlbasic

With this goodness coming out in a few months, these GPUs and the new AMD procs, I wonder what I'll do with my ancient Phenom II 955 and my Radeon 6850.

The processor is still decent, but the graphics card is having some issues. Last year, MPC claimed that it could run the vast majority of games at 1920*1080 smoothly, but I'm finding numerous cases where that isn't true, and in games that aren't renown for their graphical awesomeness to boot. This is with overclocking my GPU as much as is possible without causing artifacts to appear.

Speaking of which, the now-ancient/borderline-decrepit Radeon 6850 sells for almost as much as the 8850 is expected to sell for. What is up with that? Considering how venerated it is now, I'm surprised to see it selling for $140-200.

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Andrew.Hodge

You talk like it's a voodoo....

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Andrew.Hodge

Makes the x770 version of this sound pretty appetizing. My 5750s are getting a bit long in the tooth...

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Cy-Kill

You think that's bad, I'm still using an ATi Radeon HD 4870 X2.

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tsamhammer

You think THATS bad... Im still running a 4850 X2.

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majorsuave

Tenerife (Canaries) not Tenerlife.

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jedisamurai

And I wonder...which graphics chipset will be in the next round of video game systems...and when will there be a slim graphics card that's a true leap over what's currently for sale.

My current desktop can only use slim graphics cards, and I cannot find a single new slim card that outperforms my 9800GT that I bought years ago...

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jason2393

How about a 7750? They outperform the 9800GT, they have single-slot variants and they cost about $100.

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BlazePC

This is poor coverage Paul...

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cigar3tte

Is there a typo? I find it hard to believe that the 8850 would compete with 670 at $200, when the $670 is currently $400.

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azuza001

I was just about to say the realist in me doesn't believe that price/performance level as it sits right now but the optimist in me hopes its true so that 670's drop to the 200$ and I can have some INSANE SLI goodness.

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Valor958

I think right now it's speculation more than anything. By next March/April, they may have the next Keplar ready or almost ready for release to blow the new AMD out of the water.
After bad experiences and a ton of bad press for AMD/ATi, I'm a very pleased nVidia fanboy right now. I'm still sitting on my GTX460. These DO seem nice, but I'm eager to see what nVidia brings to the table to match.

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Nimrod

you a re stupid if you think their refresh of their current crappy lineup will outperform the brand new GPU from AMD. ANd like always, the new nvidia card will use way to much power.

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cigar3tte

I just bought a 7870 for $230 (before $20 rebate), and would really like to know more about the 8850 to see if I need to return my 7870 (I can't do the rebate if I might return it).

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ronmccord

Competition is good I would definitely buy a amd card if they can prove to not be buggy or have driver issues. Anything to get Nividea cards down. Especially the 680m versions see what Falcon Or Origen charging on their rigs? Falcon charging 850 bucs last time I checked to add a 4g 680m card to their notebooks. Origen over 500.
Looks like waiting till next year to get a new laptop or gaming desktop will be very fruitful! Make it reliable Amd and non buggy out of the chute

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$m

I'm an nVidia fanboy right now, but a 680 equivalent at $280 sounds mighty tempting.

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