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Friday, 22 October 2010 09:30

Radeon HD 6870 available for €199

Written by Fuad Abazovic
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Update: Radeon HD 6850 available for €149.99
A quick look at our favourite price search engine has revealed that Radeon HD 6870 is already available for €199 end user etail price. The official price of the card is $239 which means that etailers are really pushing it on the price. The price was set only last night as AMD had to react on Nvidia’s last night's price drop here.

Austria's biggest retail chain has Sapphire Radeon HD 6870, 1024MB GDDR5, 2x DVI, Mini-HDMI, PCIe 2.1 cards in stock but it looks like the company got some 50 pieces. It looks like that they can quickly run out of stock.

Alternate in Germany also has cards but it doesn’t look like anyone has many of them. If you want one better buy it now, as it might be too late in a few hours.

Other partners including Asus, PowerColor, MSI, XFX still don’t have cards listed in DACH and some of them claim to have cards in two to three days.

At €199 Radeon HD 6870 sounds like a great deal but bear in mind that with recent price drop GTX 470 sells for only €10 more, and it surely offers more performance.

You can find the listing here and Sapphire available cards here.

Update: Sapphire's Radeon HD 5850 is also available for €149.99 here, and XFX has informed us that they sold out in Alternate.de and that the second batch is on the way to them and should be there next week.

Last modified on Friday, 22 October 2010 09:54
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-17 #1 SlickR 2010-10-22 09:42
Too expensive if you ask me.
The GTX 460 1GB already goes for 140 euros and the 768mb version goes for as low as 120 euros.

The 6850 will need to fall to 130 euros if it wants to be competitive and the 6870 will have to sell for 160 euros.

I'll wait for one month until prices fall into their place and than purchase a whole new computer, especially with the Christmas price drops and everything.
 
 
+6 #2 Tr0y 2010-10-22 09:46
For 6850/6870 AMD unfortunately scrapped the double precision units of the 58xx cards.

No problem for "normal" gaming - but very bad for distributed computing.

So 5850/5870 still have a right to exist :)
 
 
+3 #3 Aavikkokettu 2010-10-22 10:22
"Update: Sapphire's Radeon HD 5850 is also available for €149.99 here, and XFX has informed us that they sold out in Alternate.de and that the second batch is on the way to them and should be there next week."

That probably should be 6850 not 5850?
 
 
+4 #4 caveman 2010-10-22 10:25
Congratulations for finding the edit/update button!

I've seen first tests and the 5870 already is a GTX460 1GB killer, while it costs little more right now.
5870 will hopefully drop in price, but overall I'm already happy about these prices
 
 
+8 #5 The_Wolf88 2010-10-22 10:50
Quote:
Too expensive if you ask me.
The GTX 460 1GB already goes for 140 euros and the 768mb version goes for as low as 120 euros.

The 6850 will need to fall to 130 euros if it wants to be competitive and the 6870 will have to sell for 160 euros.

I'll wait for one month until prices fall into their place and than purchase a whole new computer, especially with the Christmas price drops and everything.



You didn't see the review I guess !

AMD 6850 manged to beat both 1GB and 768MB of 460 !

So for me I think it's good value !
 
 
-12 #6 Tr0y 2010-10-22 10:57
Quoting The_Wolf88:
AMD 6850 manged to beat both 1GB and 768MB of 460 !



In synthetic benchmarks, yes. In real life applications and games, not so much.

But the performance is pretty close. So we can expect some tough price wars. YESSSS! :)
 
 
+11 #7 das16 2010-10-22 11:10
Quoting Tr0y:
Quoting The_Wolf88:
AMD 6850 manged to beat both 1GB and 768MB of 460 !



In synthetic benchmarks, yes. In real life applications and games, not so much.

But the performance is pretty close. So we can expect some tough price wars. YESSSS! :)


well actually troy lool, in real life benchmarks the 6850 beat both the gtx 460 768mb and 1gb
 
 
+14 #8 das16 2010-10-22 11:12
and the 6870 was more powerful than the gtx 470. and cooler and consumed less power. and dont even get me started with the crossfire scaling which amd have finally improved.

yay 95% - 100% crossfire scaling for the win :lol:
 
 
+5 #9 Nerdmaster 2010-10-22 14:01
Quoting Tr0y:
Quoting The_Wolf88:
AMD 6850 manged to beat both 1GB and 768MB of 460 !



In synthetic benchmarks, yes. In real life applications and games, not so much.

But the performance is pretty close. So we can expect some tough price wars. YESSSS! :)


Actualy it surpasses 460 more in real life applications than benchmarks. In benchmarks it is close to 460 1GB.

And i didn't expect you to admit but then again people change :-| .
I hereby withhold my previous claims that you were a troll. ;-)
 
 
+3 #10 Nerdmaster 2010-10-22 14:02
Quoting das16:
and the 6870 was more powerful than the gtx 470. and cooler and consumed less power. and dont even get me started with the crossfire scaling which amd have finally improved.

yay 95% - 100% crossfire scaling for the win :lol:


6870 crossfire is the best gaming configuration right now.
Scaling is more like 85-90% (and not 95-100%) at resolutions 1080p and above.

In some cases scaling is 110% in both average frame rates and minimum frame rates :-? . But then again the same happens with 460.
 

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