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Old September 28, 2010, 09:55 AM
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Maybe if 5850's weren't retailing for more than they were a year ago at launch, they might sell some.
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price drops are good for us. the 430 will be a match for...5670? :)
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I believe the rumour was changed to mainstream availability won't be until November, but the cards will be released, as planned, in two weeks (Oct 12?). That's what Fudzilla said at least...but take it with a grain of salt.
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6770 and 6750 are the upper midrange chips, and on paper the 6770 is ahead of the 5850 and stepping on the toes of the 5870 performance wise, and those are the high end chips! It runs very cool. 146W TDP, 23W idle. For a 160~180$ range card that is unheard of.
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Maybe if 5850's weren't retailing for more than they were a year ago at launch, they might sell some.
USA has XFX 5850 retailing for like $220AR...

Canada sucks.
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Am I reading the Spec Sheet wrong or is the 5850 > 6750 and the 5870 > 6770? If they are still on the same 40nm chip, what would be the motivation to move up even if they were available?

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USA has XFX 5850 retailing for like $220AR...

Canada sucks.
correction. canada dont sux. canadians get raped prices wise. was looking at some headphones last night, in the states they are exactly half price. and not on special either.
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Sod. Nvidia reducing prices on stuff that on the way out anyway, and AMD offering no incentive for them to drop prices on their heavier hitters. Ah well, guess my GTX460 will last a little longer than I expected.
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Am I reading the Spec Sheet wrong or is the 5850 > 6750 and the 5870 > 6770? If they are still on the same 40nm chip, what would be the motivation to move up even if they were available?

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Not worth an upgrade, but you won't find better when building a new system then. Those models will replace the 5750 and 5770. Then there will be the 68xx series.

AMD decided to skip the 32nm generation and jump directly on the newer 28nm bandwagon. Those won't be out till the 7xxx series.

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AMD didn't decide to skip the 32nm generation...it was cancelled by TSMC. While still on 40nm, the process has matured so you can expect to see higher clock speeds with the new cards. The GPU core will also be faster clock for clock compared to the existing 5000 series.
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