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All I can say for GTX970 is that a lot of people would have not gotten it knowing its was 3.5GB+0.5GB.

And that would have been a mistake for the vast, vast majority of them, as they would have been throwing away a good deal because of something on a spec sheet that they almost never would have actually seen in practice.
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I followed mining and from what I have seen most R9 290/290X were used for mining. I personally think mining did not damage these cards physically. Its same as folding. Mining was dead on the beginning of summer. During that time R9 290 and R9 290X were selling well under $300 Used. R9 290 Reference used to go for $200 USD on ebay. Even new ones were going under $300. GTX970 came out 3 months latter and its was the greatest thing ever. I was never able to see it. If you look no performance wise R9 290 is very close to it. Yes it uses more power but also was cheaper and came before. GTX970/GTX980 where just a "efficency" improvement yet people considered them "upgrades".

Coming from the 770's the 970 was a pretty good upgrade, it was on par with the 780ti for something like half the price. If free sync had been sorted when the 970's launched I might have ended up getting a 290x instead.


EDIT: Also, I meant sales numbers for the GTX 970 from when the 290x became the same price. Not sure if that was clear or not.
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At least this one isnt held together with wood screws.
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At least this one isnt held together with wood screws.

It's 3d printed machine screw heads held together with hot glue. Surprisingly enough, even though it is just spare bits of plastic held together with hot glue, it still performs its job just as well as a functional part would have.
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AMD shipped a ton of cards under the bitcoin mining craze. Then crashed and burned once ASICs entered.
I would guess the flood of used mining cards on the market became an issue for AMD.

They crashed and burned because Bitcoin crashed, and miners dumped all their used cards onto the market. ASICs for the most part were either scams, unrealized dreams, or cost so much there would've been nearly no ROI, and likely had very little effect on the 290(X) as a whole.
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Who knows, if nVidia is having "foundry troubles, son" and AMD gains good market share, they might do things beneficial to PC gaming as a whole, like open source Gameworks and just, well, lower prices.

There was a time, a few years ago, when nVidia's creme de la creme card was $500.
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There was a time, a few years ago, when nVidia's creme de la creme card was $500.

There was also a time many years before that where the creme de la creme from Nvidia was $850.
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There was also a time many years before that where the creme de la creme from Nvidia was $850.

Single GPU?
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There was also a time many years before that where the creme de la creme from Nvidia was $850.

Well still $150 less than Titan. 8800 GTX came before and was cheaper. For example if GTX 980 Ti came before Titan X nobody would even care if Titan X was $1K.
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I would be really curious to see sales figures from the time when the 290x dropped down into the 970 price zone. That was when (In my opinion) it became no contest, the 290x was the best performance value you could buy.

This is exactly what I meant by opportunity cost. Like I said in my previous post, at one point a 290X Lightning was $299 after rebate (I think the non-rebate price was $319), and if you want cheaper still, a Powercolor 290X PCS+ was $250 after rebate. Truly a no brainer. But of course none of the actually mattered since we didn't find out until 4 months after the fact.
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