Shortcuts

AMD To NVIDIA: Just Bring It

rated by 0 users
This post has 5 Replies | 2 Followers

Top 10 Contributor
Posts 26,511
Points 1,197,290
Joined: Sep 2007
ForumsAdministrator
News Posted: Thu, Feb 21 2008 4:41 AM

With rumors swirling about NVIDIA releasing the 9000 series of video cards, starting with the 9600, it appears that AMD isn't too worried.  If anything, it seems that they're planning on undermining the launch via price cuts of their existing HD 3800 series cards.  Do bear in mind that the suggested prices of the 9600 series cards are simply rumors until they hit shelves:

“With 9600 cards expected to hit the market at suggested retail prices in the range of US$169-189, this puts them up against AMD's current mid-range offering, the Radeon HD 3850, at between US$169-229. However, early benchmark results show the 9600 GT delivering performance just slightly below that of AMD's higher-end product, the 3870, which carries current pricing of around US$189-250 and above.”

As soon as NVIDIA launches their new cards you can expect HotHardware to have all the inside info, so stay tuned to see how it stacks up.



  • | Post Points: 20
Top 50 Contributor
Posts 2,747
Points 42,815
Joined: Sep 2006
Location: United States, California

I've come to realize that AMD is not easily shaken and in fact seems to welcome competition! I'm very interested to see what AMD does throughout 08' to keep up with(possibly oust)Intel and Nvidia.

  • | Post Points: 35
Top 200 Contributor
Posts 437
Points 6,450
Joined: Jun 2007
Location: United States, New York
jtm55 replied on Thu, Feb 21 2008 2:59 PM

 Hi All,

It is in our best interest that AMD/ATI competes with Nvidia on a more even plane, as we the consumer benefit with lower prices. 

ASUS Z7S WS

EVGA 295 GTX

 HITACHI Deskstar 7K1000 RAID 5

Intel Xeon E5420 Harpertown

HT Omega Claro

CORSAIR CMPSU-1000HX

mushkin 6GB 3 x 2GB) DDR2 800 (PC2 6400)

Harmon Kardon HK 3490 W/ Energy RC 10

LG W3000H-Bn

SILVERSTONE SST-TJ07

Plextor PX 755 SA

Windows 7 Ultimate

Areca ARC-1210

 

 

 

  • | Post Points: 5
Top 500 Contributor
Posts 160
Points 2,380
Joined: Aug 2004
werty316 replied on Thu, Feb 21 2008 5:34 PM

Along with the lower prices, newer products as well and without any competition there is no reason to rush out any new hardware.

There is no god, there is only Chuck Norris.
  • | Post Points: 20
Top 150 Contributor
Posts 508
Points 7,860
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: California
peti1212 replied on Thu, Feb 21 2008 5:52 PM

I wonder what AMD/ATI has now to fight off Nvidia. Maybe they have the ultimate graphics card that nobody is expecting, although I highly doubt it.

  • | Post Points: 20
Top 150 Contributor
Posts 795
Points 13,650
Joined: Feb 2008
Location: Reseda
Kamrooz replied on Thu, Feb 21 2008 11:57 PM

The current word is, R700 will be 50% faster than R600, but is that really enough considering how long Nvidia has been able to nit pick their G100 architecture? It's been delayed for ages, G80 has been the top dog for 15-16 months now. We still have another 3-9 months to go before we see it. Honestly, I think AMD is relying on crossfire to succeed atm. Crossfire is IMO the better of multigpu solutions. It just scales so well compare to Nvidia's SLI. But considering how Nvidia has the upper hand in better single card performance, it undermines the benefits of Crossfire over SLI.  

2x Core 2 Quad QX9775 2Gb DDR2-667 Kingston FBDimm 150GB Western Digital Raptor 2x 500 Gb Seagate 7200.10 2x 8800 GT SLI Intel D5400XS (Skulltrail) Gigabyte 3D Aurora 570 Ultra X3 1KW psu 2X Liteon DL DVD-RW Rig courtesy of HotHardware! =D
  • | Post Points: 5
Page 1 of 1 (6 items) | RSS