AMD / ATI Radeon HD5800 -review thread

Discussion in '3D Hardware, Software & Output Devices' started by Kaotik, Sep 22, 2009.

  1. Broken Hope

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    I'm surprised you don't get free hardware since you work at ATI, or is that not the case anymore? :p
     
  2. OpenGL guy

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    We never got free hardware :(
     
  3. Malo

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    Quite strange that you have to take advantage of a post at a forum to try and get a GPU from the company you work for. You'd think they would at least have employee request stock and a discount.
     
  4. OpenGL guy

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    Who says we don't get discounts? :D
     
  5. Squilliam

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    Btw apparantly the overall page with all the 58xx listings on Newegg has a 45min delay vs the actual product pages. So if you click on all the individual SKUs themselves you may be able to catch it in stock even if the main page says they aren't in stock.
     
  6. Silent_Buddha

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    Yeah I noticed this when I was trying to get my 5870 on the first day. It would say they were in stock, but when you went to the individual pages or clicked on add to cart on the list page, it would then say it was out of stock.

    I ended up getting my XFX card when it said out of stock on the list page, but the product page actually had it in stock.

    Regards,
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  7. ShaidarHaran

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    Even I used to get discounts on AMD hardware back in the day. Bought an X1900 XTX CF Master card for only $300 through the retail partner program.
     
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    Finally got one! XFX XXX edition...wow, that took long enough.
     
  9. neliz

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    Pics or it didn't happen!
     
  10. OpenGL guy

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    Mine arrived yesterday :)
     
  11. wishiknew

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    Feels kinda weird to have a 5870 home months before OpenGl guy does. But he got it as an antique?
     
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    Well it didn't actually happen other than I ordered and got confirmation from newegg...no actual card yet!
     
  13. Kaotik

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    Someone at MuroBBS (Finlands biggest hardware forum, Sampsa Kurri's site) got his card from overclockers.uk - he had ordered "normal" XFX 5970, but got black edition instead.
     
  14. Randell

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    wow so glad I got a 5850 launch week for under £200!
     
  15. ShaidarHaran

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    I really wish TSMC would sort out their 40nm yield issues and NV would show up to the party so we could have some price competition again. I'd like to get a 5850 but not until it drops to the $200-$250 range.
     
  16. Bouncing Zabaglione Bros.

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    Yeah, I got one for a friend's new build in the first week of release, and now they cost £240-250 from the same supplier :shock:

    He was a bit reluctant and wanted to wait till the prices went down, but I told him that wouldn't be happening until the new year. I sure didn't expect the prices to go up, and certainly not by such a significant amount.
     
  17. Squilliam

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    As a FYI to everyone, as at now there are 3 5870s and 3 5850s SKus in stock at Newegg. It looks like the supply issues are finally ending!
     
  18. neliz

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    that's about half of the number of 7800 GTX 512's they had!
     
  19. ShaidarHaran

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    He said SKUs, not physical product. There are more than 3 58xx's on-hand, something that was never true of 7800 GTX 512 ;)
     
  20. swaaye

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    6800 Ultra Extreme vs. 7800 GTX 512 vs. Unicorn ?
     
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