It's all Mining's fault. Just wait until it gets hot out... Mining makes a ton of heat, and I'm willing to bet people aren't ready for summer.
Originally Posted by ShortySmalls
Bitcoin/Litecoin miners use AMD cards because they mine the fastest, and thus buy like 10 cards at a time. But ive heard with current pricing and difficulty on the coins it takes around a year
to payback 1 290x.
Wow that's funny. Try more like half that, if not sooner. Even less time if you don't pay for power. (For LTC)
Regardless, for most people that's doing it wrong. You buy the GPU, use it to game when you want to, and mine while at work, or school, or sleeping. Mining more than pays for the power it uses, even with nVidia cards. Nothing wrong with hardware paying for itself, especially if you were considering it anyway.
Originally Posted by imran27
Originally Posted by brucethemoose
The ridiculous thing is the 290 LAUNCHED at $400 USD. Launched prices are always ridiculously inflated, but they went UP.
You should consider a 760, or a used 670. Nvidia wasn't hit by the miner craze, though 780s are still expensive for whatever reason.
I could have even opted for a 780 Ti but...
Even I plan to do mining when PC is idle like starting at night and ending up at noon next day,
so Radeon for this purpose. And also, perf/watt 290 -> 290X and tri-x is already factory OC'ed and gigantically cooled by 3-fans, that makes it a worthy option, do you have any other suggestions??
I've been also looking towards 3D, I even started a thread in Monitors & Displays section but to my distress even after 5 days I'm still waiting for suggestions & help. link to my thread http://www.overclock.net/t/1457118/good-3d-monitor-for-gaming-on-amd-radeon-hd6670-1-gb-gddr5-using-amd-hd3d/0_100
See? Like this guy.
Anyway, if you want 3D, you're probably better off nVidia and one of their supported monitors. Less headache, simply put.