Radeon HD 5870 Aggressively Priced: Report

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According to a fresh report by Donanim Haber, AMD’s next performance graphics accelerator, the Radeon HD 5870, codenamed “Cypress” is expected to be aggressively priced, at US $299. At that price, it intends to be highly competitive against GeForce GTX 285 from NVIDIA. The secret-sauce behind the price could be the 40 nm fab process on which the GPU is being built, which allows upping transistor counts while maintaining significantly smaller die-sizes compared to 55 nm.