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Why are the X850XT Crossfire Ed. So Expensive?

post #1 of 18
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as the title says "Why are the X850XT Crossfire Ed. So Expensive?"
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how expensive?

the x1900cf edition i have was $310
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I found one for $379 but the site was so slow it wouldnt even load most of the images on the page so i said forget that.
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Here is one..... look at the price.

http://superpcmart.com/products/detail.cgi?sku=2205


Edit:
Here is another for 370

http://superpcmart.com/products/detail.cgi?sku=2213

For the price of one of those I could get an X1950XTX
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post #5 of 18
Wow that is expensive. Not sure to the massive price of it..Could be because of the hardware used...not to sure
post #6 of 18
Nope. Those sites are just massively overcharging. Some sites still sell regular x850xts for $500. Last time I checked Newegg still had some x850xt crossfire cards.

Edit: Just checked Newegg doesn't have them anymore.
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post #7 of 18
I noticed that too, even in places like best buy i found them for upwards of 300 dollars. I thought they were surely missing a 1 right after the x or something.

So what the hell is with these prices? anyone have a good answer?
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post #8 of 18
Most companies charge what they can get away with. If they sell at $300 there is no reason for them to lower the price. Also big corporations like that aren't exactly speedy on the uptake with changing inventory prices.
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post #9 of 18
where i come from a 850 xt is 300 and the cross fite is 500 its just ati want more money
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post #10 of 18
speedy? surely they should be sub-100$ now, shouldn't they?
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