Originally Posted by nitrubbb
at 200$ - noty
but I thought 173$ was official price confirmed already?
Yeah, and look what retailers did when R9 stock got low thanks to demand.
280x still going for $400+ on newegg.
The only place that has them reasonably priced is shopblt (oddly enough), and even then they're all backordered and you're going to have to wait.
I just don't know if AMD is going to have that sort of demand. The other thing we're not accounting for is GloFo yields on 28nm. The chips might be priced high because the process is immature and AMD simply doesn't have the chips to sell at a low price.
I was contemplating getting a 7850k or 7700, but Richland is going to end up significantly cheaper. But I did want a Steamroller to play with in Gentoo and stuff.