Currently, you can pick up a graphics card powered by ATI's Radeon 9700 Pro for between $270 and $280, while cards powered by NVIDIA's GeForce4 Ti 4800 SE are available for just below $200. Let's not forget that NVIDIA's GeForce FX will debut soon, hopefully, with a price tag of $399. ATI's R350 is coming, too. The latest word there is that final silicon is due any day now. I wouldn't expect ATI to sell R350-based graphics cards for any less than $399 initially, but the new chip could put pressure on third party manufacturers to cut Radeon 9700 Pro prices further.
Ain't competition grand?