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Old June 9, 2009, 05:07 AM
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So does anyone have an idea when to expect new stocks? Will have extra cash by July, wondering if I should wait or just break and get a 4850..

The place I got mine on Saturday is still showing stock.
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I should get some insider info about this today or tomorrow.

However, it is looking more and more like the 40nm parts from ATI will be virtually invisible for the next month or so.

I guess my question is this: why are you guys so gung-ho about this card when the price of the HD 4850 has been lowered?
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Power consumption and heat were my reasons for getting one.
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maybe the penny pinchers finally have a real reason to go lga775/am2.
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I guess my question is this: why are you guys so gung-ho about this card when the price of the HD 4850 has been lowered?
The good Doctor is right, my power supply is just an Apevia 500W, nothing fancy so I'd prefer not to stress it, as well as low heat is a bonus. Something about 40nm tech just sounds more fulfilling, with the latest design form, to me. Aesthetically I like its heatsink style; I HATE the look of GPU's with enclosed fans.

Hey Doc, where did you get yours, and at what cost?
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The good Doctor is right, my power supply is just an Apevia 500W, nothing fancy so I'd prefer not to stress it, as well as low heat is a bonus. Something about 40nm tech just sounds more fulfilling, with the latest design form, to me. Aesthetically I like its heatsink style; I HATE the look of GPU's with enclosed fans.

Hey Doc, where did you get yours, and at what cost?
MysteryByte Computers but they're out of stock again now..
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Im in the same boat, I need two to run a Shuttle i7 rig and one for HTPC Gaming, but I cant find 4770 in stock for less than $129+tax. Ive been looking for used ones here too and got one, hopefuly from Mike.
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EOL already it would seem.

ATI has confirmed that several Radeon 4800 GPUs have reached EOL status though, which corroborates the DigiTimes story. ATI has told us that the 4770, 4850, and 4870 GPUs are all EOL and have been discontinued, so once existing inventory is gone, that's it. The Radeon 4890 is still in production as of today, but they told us that they will phase it out either in Q4 or Q1 of next year. This makes sense considering today's Juniper launch, as well as Cypress last month.

55-nm GPU shortage...yes or no? - News and Siteseeing

Time to put my pair up for sale and get a 5850.
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EOL already it would seem.

ATI has confirmed that several Radeon 4800 GPUs have reached EOL status though, which corroborates the DigiTimes story. ATI has told us that the 4770, 4850, and 4870 GPUs are all EOL and have been discontinued, so once existing inventory is gone, that's it. The Radeon 4890 is still in production as of today, but they told us that they will phase it out either in Q4 or Q1 of next year. This makes sense considering today's Juniper launch, as well as Cypress last month.

55-nm GPU shortage...yes or no? - News and Siteseeing
Good. ATI already had too many products in the same price and performance range. It's about time they get rid of a few. The 5750, 5770, and 4890 fill the remaining price points perfectly.
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