Chinese firm to launch cheaper XGI Volari based graphics cards

Posted on Wednesday, February 11 2004 @ 21:50 CET by Thomas De Maesschalck
On February 28 the Chinese Lian Guan is going to ship two new Volari cards:
Crown X Tornado Volari V8 Ultra 128MB DDR (MBGA chips) — 799 yuan ($97) Crown X Tornado Volari V8 64MB DDR (TSOP chips) — 666 yuan ($80)

It seems that despite not so bright performance results, Chinese makers are going to launch volume shipments of XGI Volari products. I don't think Chinese companies are short-sighted to invest into unpromising solutions. Most likely, they count on debugged drivers that might be released by the moment the new cards are in retail. Besides, such mainstream solutions will cost considerably less.
And a little bit later they will release the following Volari cards:
Crown X Tornado Volari Duo V8 Ultra 256MB DDR2 (MBGA chips) — 1599 yuan ($193)
Crown X Tornado Volari V8 128MB DDR (TSOP chips) — 733 yuan ($89)
Crown X Tornado Volari V3 Ultra 128MB DDR (TSOP chips) — 399 yuan ($48)
The Volari Duo V8 Ultra from this Chinese firm is priced a lot lower than Club3D's one, which costs rougly more than threefold as much.


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