Posted on Wednesday, September 27 2006 @ 00:05:05 CEST by LSDsmurf
VisionTek has placed an MSRP of $129.99 on their PCI Radeon X1300. No doubt about it, that is a very high price for a Radeon X1300 GPU based video card. Part of the cost is likely due to the extra silicon on-board, in the form of the PCI-express to PCI bridge chip. Does that make up for the price difference between VisionTek's PCI Radeon X1300 and other PCI-Express based Radeon X1300's? Not likely. Though per-chip pricing on the PLX chip is not available from PLX, we very strongly doubt that it can make up the approximately $70 USD (or 100%) price difference between the VisionTek PCI X1300 and other manufacturers' PCI-express X1300 based video cards.