AMD lowers prices for ATI Radeon HD 4000-series GPUs
Subject: General Tech | June 12, 2009 - 12:01 PM | Jeremy Hellstrom
Right now on NewEgg you can grab a 512MB version of the HD4870 for $125, the 1GB model for a whole $20 more.
If that isn't enough power for you, go all the way up to $185 and you can grab an HD4890. Even the HD4870X2 will only set you back $380 on Pricegrabber and the 4770 has been lowered to under $100.
It's the weekend soon, so why not buy yourself a new graphics card to play with!
AMD recently lowered the prices for its ATI Radeon HD 4850 graphics card from NT$5,200-5,500 (US$158-168) at the beginning of this year to NT$3,900, while the company's ATI Radeon HD 4670 also received a cut of around NT$400.
The company also plans to cut the price of the HD 4890 from US$249 to US$199 as well as lower the price of the HD 4870 by US$30-50, according to market sources in Taiwan.
The sources have also revealed that due to low yields of Taiwan Semiconductor Manufacturing Company's (TSMC's) 40nm process, AMD's ATI Radeon HD 4770 GPU is still unable to enter mass production.
AMD has refuted the market speculation of a production issue with the HD 4770, while confirming that it has approved price cuts for HD 4850 and 4670 graphics cards, but it noted final pricing is decided by card vendors.