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ATI Radeon HD 5800-series pricing revealed?

By Jos
Sep 3, 2009
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  1. We've been hearing many good things about AMD's upcoming DirectX 11 GPU, code-named RV870. Starting with an early demonstration back in June, the company has been touting new features like tessellation, soft shadows, and ambient occlusion -- even offering a glimpse at them running on an “Evergreen” reference card at QuakeCon.

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  2. I hope by mid range for the $300 card, you mean the middle of the high-end cards, not a mid-end card... Plus as far as I remember, the 48xx series were all counted as high-end or enthusiast cards.
  3. BMfan

    BMfan TS Guru Posts: 479   +48

    I agree,the way it was put makes my 4770 sound like i just bought a 4350.
  4. Jos

    Jos TechSpot Staff Topic Starter Posts: 2,079   +66 Staff Member

    Yes, that probably came out the wrong way... the HD 5850 is just the cheapest of the bunch but still part of the high-end 58xx series.

    Fixed that to avoid any confusion.
  5. windmill007

    windmill007 TS Rookie Posts: 311

    Cool if this is like hotter than their last video card I might not need to turn the furnace on this Winter!!
  6. yukka

    yukka TechSpot Paladin Posts: 717   +28

    Now if only it would fit in my studio xps case...
  7. LinkedKube

    LinkedKube TechSpot Project Baby Posts: 4,265   +41

    Looks like it will be time to purchase my second 200 series card, fun fun.
  8. OLBY

    OLBY TS Enthusiast Posts: 108

    i wonder why amd dont make a better website,the site they have is bad and complex
    why dont they copy from nvidia and be better than they r now?
    nvidia is more expensive but more powerful,i dont find anything special in ati, and im a user of ati
  9. I've saved $700 for this moment and I'm ready to get an HD 5800 series card.
    I currently have a Diamond Radeon HD 4890 XOC.

    I also have two 6-pin PCI-E Power connectors ready to go for Crossfire.

    I'm well prepared for the series to come, and all I can do now is play the waiting game.
    ...
    ...
    I'm seriously watching the days go by for these DirectX 11 cards. If this wasn't the case, I'd get another HD 4890 XOC and destroy my games FPS-wise. Or I can hang on for ONE MORE MONTH and get what will be considered the best.

    We're waiting for you, AMD ><
  10. I know what you mean, Im running 4890's in Crossfire and know I will be set up for the
    next few months, probably only going to go to the 5800's mid next year when the
    CC software has been well run in and the card prices have stabilized cause I know the
    4890's xfire will probably match up with the 5870 or at least the 5850.
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