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Friday, 22 October 2010 11:55

Radeon HD 6870 available in US for $240

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Radeon HD 6850 for $180
My fellow American readers it looks like you might have more luck in getting Radeon HD 6870 and 6850 cards than old Europe. At this time, around 7AM Eastern time and 4AM Pacific time, it looks like that both of these cards are available at Newegg.

The faster and more expensive one Radeon HD 6870 is available in US for $239.99 + $6.98 shipping fee, and that kind of money will buy you SAPPHIRE 100315L Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.1 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity card, while the runner up PowerColor AX6850 1GBD5-DH Radeon HD 6850 1GB 256-bit GDDR5 PCI Express 2.0 x16 HDCP Ready CrossFireX Support Video Card with Eyefinity will cost some 50 cents more.

XFX US still hopes that it can sell its cards for $279.99 + $7.56 shipping while Gigabyte and Asus are at default $239.99 + 7.56 shipping. MSI is $10 more expensive at $249.99 + 7.56 shipping.

All Radeon HD 6870 cards are listed and currently available here.

Radeon HD 6850 starts at $179.99 + $6.98 shipping fee if you chose Sapphire and Power Color card and Gigabyte will cost you $0.50 more due slightly more expensive shipping. Not a big difference to make most of you care.  XFX is listed for $209.99 + $7.56 shipping, but I guess once and if Newegg runs out of cards priced at 179.99, XFX should be ok selling its cards for a higher, originally intended price.

You can check Radeon HD 6850s and buy them here.

Tiger Direct is a bit more expensive with $269.99 for an XFX 6870 card listed here.

Radeon HD 5870 and 5850 are still far more expensive than the 6870 and 6850 which doesn´t make much sense, so we're expecting to see some price cuts soon.

Last modified on Friday, 22 October 2010 12:25
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+12 #1 nECrO 2010-10-22 12:34
Well, I am glad the first launch is here. Maybe now we can get some real benchmarks going and clear out the ..... wait for it.... FUD... Sorry. I couldn't resist. ;-)

Now I can't wait for the 6900s to launch so I can do a long awaited build
 
 
-14 #2 Tr0y 2010-10-22 12:45
"Radeon HD 5870 and 5850 are still far more expensive than the 6870 and 6850 which doesn´t make much sense, ..."

Hello? Anybody home?

They are more expensive, because they
a) are faster.
b) support double precision.
 
 
-3 #3 Blizzard 2010-10-22 12:52
do not bla bla bla so much here

some of bench...

http://www.ixbt.com/short/images/2010/Oct/Untitled-4-small.jpg
http://www.ixbt.com/short/images/2010/Oct/Untitled-6850.jpg
http://www.ixbt.com/short/images/2010/Oct/Untitled-6.jpg
;-)
 
 
-17 #4 Blizzard 2010-10-22 13:16
GeForce GTX 460 1 Gb OC - 239$ - 209$ - 12,6%
GeForce GTX 460 1 Gb - 229$ - 199$ - 13,1%
GeForce GTX 460 768 MB - 199$ - 169$ - 15,1%
GeForce GTX 470 - 349$ - 259$ - 25,8%

EEE http://www.cowcotland.com/images/news/2010/04/nvidia_vs_ati.jpg
 
 
+3 #5 Nooblet 2010-10-22 13:51
as the Japanese would say...

BANZAI!!!!!
 
 
+5 #6 Nerdmaster 2010-10-22 13:53
Quoting Tr0y:
"Radeon HD 5870 and 5850 are still far more expensive than the 6870 and 6850 which doesn´t make much sense, ..."

Hello? Anybody home?

They are more expensive, because they
a) are faster.
b) support double precision.


Yes that is the reason. Also do not forget die sizes.
 
 
+13 #7 MrScary 2010-10-22 15:25
Quoting Blizzard:
do not bla bla bla so much here

some of bench...

http://www.ixbt.com/short/images/2010/Oct/Untitled-4-small.jpg
http://www.ixbt.com/short/images/2010/Oct/Untitled-6850.jpg
http://www.ixbt.com/short/images/2010/Oct/Untitled-6.jpg
;-)

Simply Awesome, 6850/6870 destroyed the shit out of the 460 nividiotic vga...You hear that Troy the Troll??? nvidia got totally smoked, hahahaha
 
 
-8 #8 Blizzard 2010-10-22 16:25
Quoting MrScary:
Quoting Blizzard:
do not bla bla bla so much here

some of bench...

http://www.ixbt.com/short/images/2010/Oct/Untitled-4-small.jpg
http://www.ixbt.com/short/images/2010/Oct/Untitled-6850.jpg
http://www.ixbt.com/short/images/2010/Oct/Untitled-6.jpg
;-)

Simply Awesome, 6850/6870 destroyed the shit out of the 460 nividiotic vga...You hear that Troy the Troll??? nvidia got totally smoked, hahahaha


Now an AMD funboy is a little ASHAMED Troll to (with ATi logo gone) :lol:
 
 
+11 #9 spede 2010-10-22 18:27
Radeon article from Fudo that doesn't mention nvidia/geforce. I must be dreaming... ;-)
 
 
0 #10 Stewox 2010-10-22 18:53
Quote:
Radeon HD 5870 and 5850 are still far more expensive than the 6870 and 6850 which doesn´t make much sense, so we're expecting to see some price cuts soon.



What are you talking about , 6800 series are 5700 equivalent
 

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