An etailer decided to lists the Sapphire HD 2600XT card with 256 MB memory and Crossfire support. It is taking pre-orders for 886 NOK which is about $145 or only €110. The Scandinavian countries are usually more expensive than the rest of the Europe due to higher sales tax. so the price in other countries could be even cheaper compared to this one.
It looks like the price might even drop below the magical $149 and if ATI sells these cards for €110 or a bit more, they will certainly have a winner on their hands. The Sapphire HD 2600 XT works at 800 MHz core and 1,400 MHz 128 bit memory.
Thanks to a loyal reader, you can find these Norwegian prices here.