Are Price Drops Looming for Radeon HD 5870 Cards?

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allaun

Took me about 2 minutes to find a card for under 400.00 USD. Look under google products and theres a site selling it for 379.98 plus 7 dollars shipping.

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Nickompoop

I hope there's a price drop. And not one of the wimpy $30 drops; I'm praying for $100+

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radarblips

With the new 400 series price points, especially the price of the gtx470, they should be dropping the price on all cards. the gtx 285 is long overdue for a hefty price cut, and ATI would do well to try and drop down some as well.

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Torqumada286

I was looking at possibly getting a 5850 this week.  I think I'll wait a week or two and see what happens.  I might be able to get a 5870 in a few weeks for the price of a 5850 this week.

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Danthrax66

If they drop prices next week I'm gonna be f***ing pissed.

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pepper_roni

ATI can fold.

 

and yes this is a huge oppurtunity for them

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bikerbub

compared to an equivalent chip on a Nvidia card, ATI cards fold like crap.

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Jewell Gonzalez

That's only because F @ H code is optimized for Nvidia hardware; and considering that your folding proteins, Nvidia's Physics Engine might have to do with why they score higher as well...

(SRA) J. Gonzalez
Cyber/Aerospace Support
USAF

 

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pepper_roni

hm, only did some folding with ATI never heard bout it before nvidia.

 

thats a shame, but i doubt it will hurt ATI's sales, no one buys a video card TO fold, if anything its just added.... thing, i stopped because it was acting werid and didnt care to leave my pc on all the time.

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bbecker42

Check the Folding@Home forums on this website. They buy entire computers to fold.

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quickone

 I wish ATI cards could fold, there is a large community who only buys Nvidia because of folding. 

 

~~The difference between insanity and genius is merely succes~~

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aviaggio

This is why you get an ATI for graphics chores and pick up a cheap (or used) Nvidia for folding and PhysX.

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bikerbub

I was pretty pissed when i figured out i could only get like 2800ppd out of my 4870, and an old Nvidia card could do 2 times that.

That's not really on ATI though, it's more of a F@H client problem.

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Keith E. Whisman

This is a great time for ATI to make some money. ATI can make alot of money and pickup some more market share. This is great for us the consumer. Nvidia isn't going to want to be behind the curve for long. As long as ATI is ahead I think they should do everything they can to stay ahead.

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jaypers

I would love for them to lower the price...hopefully around 300 or below. Then I could crossfire my current 5870!!! W00t!

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