For those of you who can’t wait until the Radeon X1950 to debut on the 27th, ATI has already started to cut pricing on the ASICs for the Radeon X1900 series cards: Radeon X1900 CrossFire, X1900XTX, X1900XT and X1900GT. Essentially, all of the ATI cards have shifted down a price tier, leaving the top USD$ 500 price tag open for the Radeon X1950.

* ATI Radeon X1900 512MB CrossFire: USD$ 375, down from $ 500
* ATI Radeon X1900XTX 512MB: USD$ 370, down from $ 500
* ATI Radeon X1900XT 512MB: USD$ 310, down from $ 370
* ATI Radeon X1900GT 256MB: USD$ 280, down from $ 310
* Sapphire Radeon X1900GT 256MB: USD$ 230, down from $ 250

Although the price reduction has mostly affected built-by-ATI cards, Sapphire and PowerColor are also starting to see some movement on the new pricing. Expect to see the rest of the industry follow shortly, and definitely expect to see all pricing adjusted before August 27th. ATI distributors claim there will be some availability of Radeon X1950 on the launch day. The Radeon X1950 is ATI’s first GDDR4 graphics card. The card is expected to fill in the pricing tier of the older Radeon X1900s.

For those of you who can’t wait until the Radeon X1950 to debut on the 27th, ATI has already started to cut pricing on the ASICs for the Radeon X1900 series cards: Radeon X1900 CrossFire, X1900XTX, X1900XT and X1900GT. Essentially, all of the ATI cards have shifted down a price tier, leaving the top USD$ 500 price tag open for the Radeon X1950.

* ATI Radeon X1900 512MB CrossFire: USD$ 375, down from $ 500
* ATI Radeon X1900XTX 512MB: USD$ 370, down from $ 500
* ATI Radeon X1900XT 512MB: USD$ 310, down from $ 370
* ATI Radeon X1900GT 256MB: USD$ 280, down from $ 310
* Sapphire Radeon X1900GT 256MB: USD$ 230, down from $ 250

Although the price reduction has mostly affected built-by-ATI cards, Sapphire and PowerColor are also starting to see some movement on the new pricing. Expect to see the rest of the industry follow shortly, and definitely expect to see all pricing adjusted before August 27th. ATI distributors claim there will be some availability of Radeon X1950 on the launch day. The Radeon X1950 is ATI’s first GDDR4 graphics card. The card is expected to fill in the pricing tier of the older Radeon X1900s.