ATI RV730XT to sell for $149

Posted on Saturday, Jul 12 2008 @ 00:33 CEST by Thomas De Maesschalck
FUD Zilla says AMD will roll out the RV730PRO and RV730XT graphics cards in September. The RV730PRO costs $129 and RV730XT goes for $149.
This card should compete with Geforce 8500GT and soon to come 9500GT which sells in the $99 to $149 market.

The RV730PRO will obviously be slower but both cards with come with 1GB of memory. We are not sure how fast are these cards compared to RV635 or Radeon 3650 but as always we're expecting the new generation to be significantly faster. We don’t know what kind of memory you get with these cards or how wide the memory bus is but we will certainly try to find out.

With 3850 being incredibly cheap we suspect that ATi will have to end of life the Radeon 3000 series to have any chance of selling its new RV730 and RV715 products.
Looks like the Radeon HD 4850 may be a much better option. That card can already be found for $159.99 (after a pesky $30 mail-in rebate).

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