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Consumers can rejoice and get hardware for 50% of the price just at a beginning of this year, keeping everyone happy (ok, expect those guys who bit the bullet and bought the product at launch).

Fudo reported an excellent deal here. The product in question was an X1800XT featuring only 256MB of GDDR-3 memory, while a fully-fledged X1800XT comes with 512MB of ultra-fast memory - just what Oblivion needs for a good performance. New price of the Sapphire X1800XT 512MB ViVo Lite-Retail model is 269 euros, and is available at Captain Hook's favourite German on-line store.

A second product suffering a price-cut is the X1800GTO, also known as "the X1800XL after pipeline-cutting BIOS mod" or "castrated X1800XL which can get its balls back". Pardon my French, these two are direct quotes from several forums I visit. The new price of the product is mere 199 euros, and is targeted to go up against Nvidia's 7600GT.

We would recommend you replace the noisy cooler on the X1800XT with an after-market solution, such as Zalman's VF700-Cu or the new 900VF-Cu. µ
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This has Been posted already mate..Do a search in the Forums before posting a topic to make sure someone else hasnt posted it..Nice info though.
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"castrated X1800XL which can get its balls back"
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If you can easily unlock an X1800GTO then its a really good buy.
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That's odd... it says that the X1800XT 512 has been "reduced" to only 269 euros ($335 usd) when I just got my X1800XT 512 last week for $299
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That's odd... it says that the X1800XT 512 has been "reduced" to only 269 euros ($335 usd) when I just got my X1800XT 512 last week for $299
Electronics are more expensive over there
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Electronics are more expensive over there
That explains a lot
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