Radeon 8500 will be cheaper

Radeon 8500 will be cheaper

Even before the actual market launch of the Radeon 8500, ATi Technologies had significantly reduced the prices for the largest competitor of the nVidia GeForce 3 Ti 500. Just under a month ago, ATi announced a recommended retail price of DM 899 for German specialist retailers.

But shortly before the new Radeon family went on sale at the end of October, ATi had the recommended retail price of its top model, the Radeon 8500 with 64MB memory, TV-Out, DVI-I and dual display, reduced by 150DM to 749DM. Furthermore, as already reported, ATi has now pulped the older graphics boards Radeon 64 ViVo or Radeon VE and is re-presenting them in the new Radeon family under a different name. Finally, a current price list of the new ATi Radeon family.

Prices of the new ATi Radeon cards
Product features old price new price Radeon 8500 64MB DDR, DVI-I, VGA-Out , TV-Out, Dual Display 899DM 749DM Radeon 7500 64MB SDR, DVI-I, VGA-Out, TV-Out, Dual Display 399DM 399DM Radeon 7200 64MB SDR, VGA-Out, TV-Out - 249DM Radeon 7000 32MB DDR, VGA -Out, TV-Out, Dual Display - 199DM