Hey guys, Icarus here!
I bring you some (good?) news!
AMD has just recently released the pricing for the first 3 flagship models of their RV800 series GPUs!
Now, remember, these are brand-new, DX11 graphics cards, so don’t be too surprised if some of these are a bit expensive!
So here we go!
The First Three Models:
- ATI Radeon 5850
- ATI Radeon 5870
- ATI Radeon 5870X2
Now, AMD is using its original x850 and x870(X2) nomenclature, so that’s smart on their part; keeping the naming system the same way allows for them to clearly market the levels of performance.
Now, here’re the prices! Drum roll please!:
- Radeon 5850: $279-299 US
- Radeon 5870: $379-399 US
- Radeon 5870X2: $599 US
Personally, I think these graphics cards are pretty cheap considering that these are DX11, next generation cards.
There are a few interesting things about the pricing though.
For one, the Radeon 5870 and 5850 are cheaper than the current price of NVida’s GTX285 GPUs. Now, there’s no telling what kind of price war NVidia will bring on when they release the GT300, but this is somewhat interesting.
Secondly, did you notice that there’s a huge gap between the price of the 5870 and the 5870X2? The $499 US is missing.
So who knows what’s supposed to go there? Another GPU once AMD comes out with another? We’ll just have to wait and see.
Well, that’s all for this post! Hope you guys enjoyed it!
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P.S. What do you guys think about this pricing? Post your opinion in comments below!
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