Since Radeon HD 4890 cards have already started selling in Taiwan and Hong Kong and major etailers and distributors around the world have already gotten the cards, AMD has now decided to bring forward the launch date a week earlier to 2nd of April instead.

Right now, ASUS and Gigabyte HD 4890 cards are selling for HK$2280 (US$297) and HK$1999 (US$258) for other brands like HIS. However, the pre-launch prices are a bit on the high side as the cards are expected to retail at around US$249.

Read more…

Since Radeon HD 4890 cards have already started selling in Taiwan and Hong Kong and major etailers and distributors around the world have already gotten the cards, AMD has now decided to bring forward the launch date a week earlier to 2nd of April instead.

Right now, ASUS and Gigabyte HD 4890 cards are selling for HK$2280 (US$297) and HK$1999 (US$258) for other brands like HIS. However, the pre-launch prices are a bit on the high side as the cards are expected to retail at around US$249.

This move, however, caught Nvidia slightly off guard as their GTX 275 isn’t ready yet and the clocks aren’t even finalized. AIC partners haven’t even got the samples to do internal testing and verifications so a hard launch for GTX 275 on the 2nd of April seems unlikely at this point of time.