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Old September 10, 2009, 11:30 AM
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I don't know about these cards and Folding. ATI's stream processor implementation has always been inferior to that of Nvidia's on a one versus one basis which is why they need more to get the job done. I would expect no more than a 80% increase in folding capability over a standard HD 4870 which isn't really saying much considering what Nvidia and Intel both have in the pipeline.
Nvidia, fine since the 300s are coming, but Intel?
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Old September 10, 2009, 11:32 AM
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Those cards are starting to make me drool, but I've got to wait... Hopefully my 4890 won't get its kicked too bad by those... but then again I hope it does
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Old September 10, 2009, 11:34 AM
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Can't comment about Intel's plans for the next year. However, I am going to caution ALL of you to hold off on purchasing a card until all the players have shown their hands. I can promise you that ATI will have to drop their pricing faster than you can believe in the month or two following launch.

You can oogle all you want but if you go and spend $300 on a card that quickly drops to $200, at least I can say: "I told you so".
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Old September 10, 2009, 11:34 AM
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Larabee!
Was supposed to debut in 2009, but Intel has its hands full I guess.

I can't see them offering anything that would compete with the high end nvidia and ati offerings, but I can certainly see some great mid-range cards and awesome prices and some real power house units, great for offloading tasks to... like say oh... folding
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Old September 10, 2009, 11:35 AM
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Then I'll stick to the 260 and 9600GSO for a while, and wait.
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Old September 10, 2009, 11:36 AM
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whoah whoah whoah...

Intel GPU?

And in other words.... you would anticipate massive price drops after launch? seems like a pretty steep prod line life cycle if you ask me... I understand the reasoning with having higher first launch pricing, but damn....
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Old September 10, 2009, 11:43 AM
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Nvidia did the same thing with their 200-series which were caught with their pants down when the HD 4000-series launched. Luckily, Nvidia partners offered discounts for early adopters after prices shot through the floor. Do you see ATI's board partners doing the same thing when prices take a tumble soon after launch? I'll give you one guess...


Hint: NO.
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Old September 10, 2009, 11:45 AM
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Damn! Murdered out son! I won't be upgrading any time soon, but that does sound promising. Especially the price!
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From Anandtech.. AnandTech: Beginnings of the Holodeck: AMD's DX11 GPU, Eyefinity and 6 Display Outputs

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Driving all of this is AMD's next-generation GPU, which will be announced later this month. I didn't leave out any letters, there's a single GPU driving all of these panels. The actual resolution being rendered at is 7680 x 3200; WoW got over 80 fps with the details maxed.
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Im actually not allowed to comment. Ha ha! NDAs suck...
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