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Old February 25, 2010, 08:17 AM
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All I know is that Newegg should get them in stock today. When they are planning on listing them is another matter altogether.
I have a feeling they will list in the US first?
I'm rather interested to see if some boards will yeild better performance, considering that they all are using non-reference boards. I'm hoping that Asus or XFX models might yeild a bit better price/performance ratio.
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Old February 25, 2010, 08:21 AM
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Any overclocked boards will retail for a higher price than reference designs. The XFX card on the other hand could retail for less than $250 USD.
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Old February 25, 2010, 08:21 AM
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When it comes to overall length of this card, things donít look too great for those of you expecting a design that was more compact than the HD 5850. The Sapphire HD 5850 is about 10 1/2Ē from end to end which makes it longer than the HD 5850 but shorter than the HD 5870 and easily passes over the edge of a standard ATX motherboard. With the connectors placed at the back of the card, you will need about 11Ē of clear space within your case if you have any hope of installing this card.
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interesting. a bit over the price but not that bad once it starts dropping. basically a cut down version of the 585(7)0 core?...hmm....
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Ati didn't seem to think it through very well, 250-280$, some games at 1680x1050 +aa drop the 5830 below 4890 on the min fps. I don't think I'd pay anything over $200 for this card but with no competition ati can price it what ever they want.

Ps, the 5770 is over priced too, drop that down to $150ish. Very bad time to have to buy a video card.
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Great review SKY. Enjoyed reading through it. You've helped me decide to stick with the 5770 for now until a good deal comes along for a 5850. If the price drops a bit on the 5830 it'd be a decent pickup but as it stands now people are better off with a 5770 on a low budget and a 5850 with a slightly higher budget.
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With the expected retail of Fermi 4xx series starting at well above $300, I dont think the sub $300 market is going to shuffle any time soon. Expect more monopolistic nature from ATi until the low end Fermi's come out...

btw, Wheres CMetaphor, shouldnt he be razzing his favorite company for their stifling innovative and monopolistic ways?

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wow the 5830 really takes a big hit with AA. I agree with what others are saying in regards to the price, although with so many cards it is hard to avoid canabalising one card for the benefit of another.
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Old February 25, 2010, 09:18 AM
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$250.00

not as bad as 280+
Newegg.ca - SAPPHIRE 100297L Radeon HD 5830 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card w/ ATI Eyefinity Technology - Desktop Graphics / Video Cards

Looking a little deeper, this price isnt as bad as I would have thought. It still needs to come down to the $230 CAD range to be decent option in comparison to current (albeit launch inflated) 5850 prices. However, considering performance numbers, the card at $252.99 does make sense. However, I think we'll see a few other cards come in at the 230CAD level.

I wonder what the Asus and Msi Twin Frozer varients'll come in at?
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Newegg's Canadian pricing is VERY aggressive. It's only $10 more than the US pricing @ $240.
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