ATI Discloses Pricing of New "Bridged" AGP 8x Graphics Cards

ATI Technologies disclosed pricing of its recently announced graphics solutions for systems with AGP 8x interconnection. While the RADEON X800, X800 XL and X850 XT AGP graphics cards by ATI's add-in-card (AIB) partners have virtually the same specifications as their PCI Express brethren, they cost a little bit more compared to the latter breed of products.

The recommended pricing for AGP 8x flavours of graphics cards based on the RADEON X800, X800 XL and X850 XT visual processing units (VPUs) is $249, $349 and $499 respectively. While pricing of the RADEON X800 and X800 XL products is $50 higher compared to pricing of PCI Express x16 versions of similar graphics cards, an ATI spokesperson noted that the RADEON X800 XL for AGP 8x features video-in/video-out (VIVO) capability not available on PCI Express version. Furthermore, the spokesman told X-bit labs that the company was going to have a special rebate program for North America, which would allow users to obtain the RADEON X800 for $199. The official declined to reveal details about the forthcoming deals.

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