AMD plans price cuts for Radeon HD 4800 series

By on June 11, 2009, 2:46 PM
Starting from next month AMD will cut prices on their Radeon HD 48XX lineup by as much as $50. With their 40nm RV870 series expected to arrive in September, the move is largely seen as a way to lower inventories and make room for new stock. It should also help the company better compete with Nvidia in the all-important mainstream and value segments.

Prices for the Radeon HD 4890 card will reportedly be lowered from $249 to $199, while the HD 4870 will be priced at $149, down from $199 a quick search at Newegg already shows a factory overclocked version of this GPU from PowerColor priced at $154. Lastly, the Radeon HD 4850 is expected to go below the $100 mark. By comparison, the cheapest GeForce GTX 260 is available for around $165, while a GTS 250 currently sells for some $130 and a 9800 GT for $100.

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Rage_3K_Moiz Rage_3K_Moiz, Sith Lord, said:


Any news on how they are going to fix the low availability of the HD 4770 though? That is one sweet card! I am tempted to get two for Crossfire, hence the query.

red1776 red1776, Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe, said:

@Rage: I read an article that said to expect better availability by end of the month, cant remember which site off hand i'll try and find it for you.

red1776 red1776, Omnipotent Ruler of the Universe, said:

@rage, nope, my bad, it was that they were releasing the 4730 with the 55nm process ,with similar performance because the 40nm process yields were so bad.

yukka, TechSpot Paladin, said:

If only I could fit a 4870 into my studio xps case

yukka, TechSpot Paladin, said:

Just checked and they are less than 130quid for a 1gig model. thats pretty damn tasty...

Rage_3K_Moiz Rage_3K_Moiz, Sith Lord, said:

@red1776, that's too bad man.

@yukka, OCUK also has Sapphire and Powercolor HD 4890s for £150-ish inc. VAT. Pretty sweet deals IMO.

hellokitty[hk] hellokitty[hk], I'm a TechSpot Evangelist, said:

Bad yields D:.

AMD cards are dirt cheep, and they look a bit bony when you take off the cover...

HD5000 :P.

Tekkaraiden Tekkaraiden said:

Sweet I could use a second 4850.


the only thing that makes me love amd is it's ATI cards

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