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ATI Radeon HD 4870 Edition @ Hot Hardware
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ATI Radeon HD 4870 Edition
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@ 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 1:32:09 PM , Rating: 2
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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 :).


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