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ATI Radeon HD 4870 Edition @ Hot Hardware
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We love competition
By silversound on 6/25/2008 5:39:43 AM , Rating: 2
Great! Im buying AMD's stock!
Nice work ATI, 4870 faster than GTX260 and a close match with GTX 280 with almost half the price?




RE: We love competition
By ksherman on 6/25/2008 8:42:53 AM , Rating: 2
Now sure is the time! They are around $6 a share.

But I wonder how much something like this effects the market, other than to have AMD eventually have a black quarter. Either way, they are a good price right now :)


RE: We love competition
By imaheadcase on 6/25/08, Rating: 0
RE: We love competition
By seraphim1982 on 6/25/2008 8:55:01 AM , Rating: 3
Actually video cards have some of the highest margins.... and with the current good yields ATI is getting off the RV770 series, they will make a lot of money this quarter and potentially up to Q1'09. Buying AMD stock, wouldn't be a bad idea at all.


RE: We love competition
By masher2 (blog) on 6/25/2008 11:14:07 AM , Rating: 3
> "Actually video cards have some of the highest margins"

ATI's revenues are about $6B/year. Sales of high-end cards usually top out at a few hundred thousand units per year. If you work out the fraction of total revenues, you'll see its fairly small, even though the margins are higher.


RE: We love competition
By Amiga500 on 6/25/2008 11:24:58 AM , Rating: 2
Professional cards are where the really high margins are at.

The RV600/RV670 based firestreams were very competitive with the Nvidia Quadros in performance, and offered much better price:performance.

I expect that trend to continue with RV700 based firestreams.


RE: We love competition
By Aloonatic on 6/25/2008 8:58:46 AM , Rating: 2
Just out of interest...

Is it the high-end/gamer cards that really make the majority of money for the card manufacturers?

Or is it the case that the low price cards that come in Dell, Hp/Compaq, PC World etc.... where the majority of money is made?


RE: We love competition
By imaheadcase on 6/25/2008 11:28:27 AM , Rating: 2
They always make more money from going to OEM market, that is were they make the big bucks from. I was also hinting that AMD makes most of its money from other sources besides video cards in general. Low powered CPU, etc.


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