FUD Zilla claims ATI will cut the price of its ATI Radeon HD 4870 by $20 in the US, and around 15EUR in Europe to give the card a better fighting chance against the GeForce GTX 260 with 216 shaders and GeForce 180 series drivers.
We’ve learned that ATI will drop its price by about $20 to channel which should result that these cards will get around $20 cheaper for customers around the world. European customers should see prices down by about 15 euro, which will give ATI a better fighting chance.
At the same time, ATI knows that they don’t have PhysX and there is a big rumour that the upcoming game called Mirror’s Edge might really push PhysX like never before. This is the first price reduction of RV770 based cards since launch which definitely proves that ATI did a good job and managed to sustain its launch price since it launched the card months ago.