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Reference R9 290x Cards Sure Went Waaaay Up In Price

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I was just browsing GPU's on Newegg and was shocked to see how quickly AMD did an about face on their pricing. Weren't the R9's 290x priced a little over $500.00 and the R9 280's under $300.00 around launch time. I see now that the reference R9 290x is over $600.00 and the R9 280 is over $400.00. Not so much of a bargain now are they? What did I miss? The forum was ablaze with people hailing AMD's price per performance and how Nvidia was screwing Green team fans over by pricing the GTX780Ti at $700.00.
Well this GIGABYTE GV-R929XOC is $700 USD http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125499 . What a deal that is. I guess it's the aftermarket cooler that made the price sky rocket or was it supply and demand. I don't know someone please enlighten me because it looks like AMD fans got played out of pocket.
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This thread is stupid. Coin miners buying all the cards have inflated the price at the retailer and resale markets. This has nothing to do with what AMD sells the cards for to their channel.

Why even make this thread?
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This thread is stupid. Coin miners buying all the cards have inflated the price at the retailer and resale markets. This has nothing to do with what AMD sells the cards for to their channel.

Why even make this thread?

It's not even about the "miners". It's about corporate greed and supply / demand.

He probably made the thread because he was curious as to why the price hike. That'd be my guess.
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^Exactly. Not everyone is in the know of bitcoins and mining. I know for a while seeing the prices jump up had me curious as well, was wondering what happened and looked it up. Was dumb as the 7950 was just about to hit my reach along with the 7970, but noooo. rolleyes.gif
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It is definitely inflation, which is caused by supply / demand and the cryptocurrency craze; and not to fuel an already mis-posted thread, but I will note that the inflation ISN'T all bad. I just sold my HD 7990 for 2x what I paid for it, then turned around and bought a used reference R9 290 for cheap. I guess some of us just get lucky though... redface.gif
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