ATI rolls out 'Uber Edition' Radeon X1950 bundles
Just when you think hardware product names can't get any sillier, another company pushes the envelope. This time, it's ATI, which has introduced a limited-edition CrossFire bundle called the Radeon X1950 Uber Edition. The bundle consists of a sleek briefcase that contains an overclocked Radeon X1950 XTX graphics card, an overclocked Radeon X1950 CrossFire Edition, a mouse pad, a VIP customer care card, a certificate of authenticity signed by former ATI CEO Dave Orton, and a sticker.
ATI doesn't say how much the cards are overclocked, but according to The Register, ATI has pushed core and memory clocks from 650MHz/1GHz to 670MHz/1.05GHz—nothing particularly impressive, but enough to set the cards apart from the pack. What also sets this bundle apart is its price: $788, whether you're ordering directly from the ATI store or Newegg. Considering Nvidia's GeForce 8800 GTX can be had for less $600 and offers comparable performance plus DirectX 10 support, that might not be a particularly good investment. The Nvidia card doesn't come in a briefcase, though.