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ATI Radeon HD 4870 Edition @ Hot Hardware
DailyTech's roundup of hardware reviews from around the web for Wednesday

ATI Radeon HD 4870 Edition
@ Hardware Canucks
@ AnandTech
@ Hot Hardware
@ Elite Bastards
@ Expreview
@ MadBoxPC
@ Ars Technica
@ TweakTown
@ PC Perspective
@ Bjorn3D
@ The Tech Report

Motherboards
Sapphire PURE Hybrid Crossfire 780G @ Hi-Techreviews.com

Power Supplies
Enermax MODU82+ 525W PSU @ Technic3D

Consumer Electronics
HTC Touch Diamond @ Trusted Reviews
Ricoh GX200 Digital Camera @ Trusted Reviews
Belkin TuneCast Auto with Clearscan for iPhone/iPod @ circuitREMIX


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RE: ha ha
By Regs on 6/25/2008 10:01:40 AM , Rating: 2
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Nvidia still have the single card performance leader after all, lets not get too excited? :-s


I can likely make you the festest GPU in the world if you have me 5 or so million dollars.

But in the mean time I will enjoy playing on a 4850 for 200 dollars while Nvidia struggles to figure out how to sell something for 100-200 dollars more than it's worth.


RE: ha ha
By Aloonatic on 6/25/2008 10:54:16 AM , Rating: 2
You'd probably need a bit more than a few million dollars to make an industry leading card, but if you can, there's some people at Intel who would love to hear from you I'm sure :D

I didn't say that you (or anyone else for that matter, see my earlier post re: CF performance & pricing) shouldn't buy a 4850? :-s

I was merely pointing out that it's not over for Nvidia as many of the more easily excitable posters seem to think it is.


RE: ha ha
By Regs on 6/25/2008 1:30:43 PM , Rating: 2
Of course it's not over. Though I plan to buy this card this quarter, not the next.


RE: ha ha
By Regs on 6/25/2008 1:32:09 PM , Rating: 2
quote:
You'd probably need a bit more than a few million dollars to make an industry leading card, but if you can, there's some people at Intel who would love to hear from you I'm sure :D


I didn't say make a million, but only one. That is what you're trying to get at right? Who can make the fastest card? I really don't care at my age. I grew out of that awhile ago.


RE: ha ha
By Jedi2155 on 7/2/2008 3:22:04 AM , Rating: 2
The G80 R&D costs were quoted to be somewhere around $450 million dollars.

Taping out a GPU die design costs close to a million dollars (not to mention sometimes multiple tape-outs due to design bugs).

So I doubt you can get a single ultimate speed GPU even with $5 million (not that I think its impossible). But maybe if you just paid some people to make make a ton of them in SLI :).


"Intel is investing heavily (think gazillions of dollars and bazillions of engineering man hours) in resources to create an Intel host controllers spec in order to speed time to market of the USB 3.0 technology." -- Intel blogger Nick Knupffer











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