Originally Posted by ShaidarHaran
Given the dynamic nature of the world of GPU performance and the frequency with which enthusiasts replace their high-end graphics cards, I'd have to say the chance of that is nearing zero.
That was always the case before, I don't think the full feature set (AIW) is really all that expensive. I think a 4850 AIW might be very attractive to a lot of people, with the potential price point still under $350. The potential transcode performance
of the 4800 series could be very appealing in an AIW format card.