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Old 28th November 2007, 00:37   #1
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Default Radeon HD 3870 could return to e-tail at $229 next week

Now is a frustrating time to be in the market for a new graphics card. Nvidia and AMD both launched very attractive sub-$250 products this month--the GeForce 8800 GT and Radeon HD 3870--but both cards flew off store and e-tail shelves within hours of their respective launches, and they have been scarce ever since.

The Radeon HD 3870's scarceness isn't due to low supplies of the RV670 graphics processor, TR has learned. Instead, an industry source tells us the cards are hard to come by because of a supply problem with Radeon HD 3870 boards stemming from...

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Old 28th November 2007, 08:39   #2
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An interesting comparison linked from the above news page :

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wow, more evenly matched than first thought

lol @ TR comments:

When the 3870 was launched I didn't act quick enough, but for a long while the price held steady, so I did register an "auto notify" for the ATI part. Last Wednesday I snagged 2x 3870s from NewEgg at the $219 suggested list. But I just checked and NewEgg has run up for the once again unobtainable (bad NewEgg<g>).

But before I get flamed for not waiting for the "superior" product, gaming is secondary to me. I agree nVidia on the whole still rules the roost here. What is more important to me is ATI's long term advantage in both standard def and high def video.
for somebody who considers gaming "secondary" it's quite interesting to try and see him justify buying 2x $219 VGA cards
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220 $ buys 8800 GTs at Dell
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