Our research and measurements demonstrated that ATI is wrong to support RADEON 9800 PRO on the AGP market as an alternative to X700 in the PCI-E segment, because 9800 PRO does not demonstrate proper performance, which will pertain to the new video cards up to 200 USD. So what is left to ATI is to drop the prices for its old products down to $150 and lower. This is of small profit, considering the expensive PCB and the 256-bit memory bus. So, more de-featured versions of 9800 Platinum Edition based on the 128-bit bus will most likely come. The "speed" they demonstrate is a shame. So ATI will probably have hard times on the AGP market in the $150-250 price segment, especially if NVIDIA releases the AGP version of GeForce 6600, which is quite possible.
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