Despite ATI claiming availability weeks ago, the Radeon X1800 XL 512MB is still nowhere to be found. The X1800 XT 256MB also seems to be in short supply; we could only find this $399.99 Gigabyte version, and a $299 Sapphire OEM model, both available only from Newegg. As for the X1800 CrossFire Edition, it’s at least $453, with many stores charging $499 or more. ATI does seem to have come through on the X1900 line, however. The X1900 XT, X1900 XTX and X1900 CrossFire Edition are available at $434, $489, and $526, respectively—quite a bit below ATI’s estimated selling prices. As expected, the X1800 GTO is still unavailable. ATI did list a March 31 shipping date, and although we were able to spot one of the cards on Allstarshop, it isn’t clear whether it’s actually in stock.
Given what we were able to find for sale online, it looks like ATI still has some work to do with the X1800 line. The X1800XL 512MB is a particularly bad example, as it’s still missing in action weeks after ATI said it was already available. This isn’t to say the picture is entirely rosy on the NVIDIA side, however. The GeForce 7900 GT is nigh impossible to find at its suggested price of $299, and it seems to be frequently out of stock at stores like Newegg. At least the 7600 GT and 7900 GTX seem to be doing quite well. Both are available below their respective $199-229 and $499-649 suggested prices.