Updated: A German e-tail storefront now has the Sapphire card in stock for €141.55, which is one great price. The PowerColor HD3850 is in stock at €158, here, the Asus is available at €165, here.
We’ve found out that Radeon 3850 256MB is actually available in Euroland as of today. We are mainly talking about the DACH market that is one of the biggest markets for AMD and involves Germany, Austria and Switzerland.
PowerColor Radeon HD 3850, 256MB GDDR3, 2x DVI, TV-out, PCIe 2.0 (A67C-PD3) is available as of today for €184,99 and this is the price if you pick one up in Austria here.
The second one available is Sapphire Radeon HD 3850, 256MB GDDR3, 2x DVI, TV-out, PCIe 2.0, bulk/lite retail (21121-00-10/-20) that sells for €194,99 here.
The last, but not the least, is the overpriced ASUS EAH3850/G/HTDI, Radeon HD 3850, 256MB GDDR3, 2x DVI, TV-out, PCIe 2.0 (90-C3CFY1-H0UAY00T) that will sell for €232.49, and you can buy one here.
Unlike the Geforce 8800 GT 512MB of 256MB, these cards are facing no availability issues and sources close to AMD promise that it will get even better. However, there is no sign of Radeon 3850 512MB or 3870 cards.