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Radeon 4870 Gets $50 Price Cut to $149, Radeon 4850 Will Drop to $129

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The ATI Radeon HD 4870 512MB will bead $50 in price, from the $199 articulation down to $149. It will attempt in this amount point primarily adjoin NVIDIA's GTS 250 1GB rebrand application the old G92 chip, variants of which were acclimated in the 8800GT, 9800GT, 9800GTX, 9800GTX+, etc.

However, the HD 4870 has been apparent to beat the achievement of NVIDIA's GTX 260 line, and amount seekers may accept to leave NVIDIA for a bigger price/performance point.

The Radeon 4870 uses GDDR5 to accommodate added video anamnesis bandwidth than the GTX260, even admitting it has added RAM, a added anamnesis bus, and college clocked memory.

The ATI Radeon HD 4850 512MB will bead to $129, and is advised to attempt at the aforementioned amount point as NVIDIA's GTS 250 512MB version. The Radeon HD 4830 will be replaced by addition allotment anon at a lower amount point.

ATI's amount cuts are advancing to yield aftereffect aboriginal this week. One of our sources indicates that NVIDIA and its ally will bare GTS250 locations at the CeBit tradeshow in Hannover, Germany on Tuesday. (dailytech)

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