It doesn't make sense for owners of RADEON 9700 PRO to sell their cards to buy 9800 PRO. But those who want a top High-End accelerator and who are thinking about 9700 PRO had better wait for RADEON 9800 PRO. Reportedly, such cards will get to the shelves not earlier than the second half of April. The accelerated version of GeForce FX 5800 codenamed NV35 should appear on the market at the same time. That is why it's not clear which models RADEON 9800 PRO is going to stand against: NV30 or NV35. What is going to happen with RADEON 9700 PRO? I wish 9700 and 9700 PRO remained on the market but stepped down the price ladder ($200-250); but as you know, new RADEON 9600(PRO) are positioned for $170-200, and speedier RADEON 9700 might spoil its sales. Besides, R300 is not much cheaper than R350, and it's hardly beneficial for ATI to cut prices for R300. I suppose RADEON 9700/PRO will entirely be replaced with RADEON 9800/PRO.
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