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ATI Radeon 9800 Pro Price Drop
Tuesday, March 23, 2004 7:24 AM | Johan HansÚn
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reason for no ads on the card
xonox March 24 - 9:23 AM

I believe apple changed the power that is provided to the video card between the G4 and the G5 powermacs. You know the little extra prong besides the agp one on the cards? Since they changed the voltages between powermac versions, ATI had to not use this power in order to have the card work in as many machines as possible.

ADC needs that power to power up the screen.

It's what i've most likely read on xlr8yourmac.com. Correct me if i'm wrong.


The 9800Pro
Mark March 24 - 4:33 AM

the 9800Pro with 256MB is for the G5 only and most likely only as a BTO.


Wither the 9800 Pro Special Edition?
mustang_dvs March 23 - 5:57 PM

Where is ATi's promised 256MB ADC-equipped retail card?


How much?
Derek March 23 - 5:06 PM

Did you just say $279?! Please provide some links, otherwise I'm going to assume this man is insane.


Useless without ADC
Jay March 23 - 2:47 PM

Most modern Powermacs capable of running the 9800 come with an ADC to VGA converter. When will ATI realise this and use ADC as standard for their Mac cards. I personally see no point in spending x amount of money on a card then splashing out even more for a VGA to ADC converter. However, i am glad to see the price drop, although i wonder if that will follow through to the UK?

-jay


JAVA March 23 - 1:48 PM

About time! The PC version of the same card has been around $199 for a few months now.


9800 ADC
ati and Apples ADC March 23 - 12:21 PM

I wonder if ATI has figured out yet that most Powermacs have ADC?


Re: interesting
Lucian March 23 - 11:59 AM

I also wonder whether the price of the 9800 Pro Special Edition will be reduced when is released.


interesting
-jason March 23 - 11:04 AM

Wonder if this means ATI is going to release some new cards soon?


FREAKIN' A!
UmarOMC March 23 - 9:03 AM

I've been able to find it for $279 before the pricedrop so, hopefully, a good search will yield some $269 or $259 finds soon...



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