Topic Title: AMD cards are now more expensive than nvidia!
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 02/04/2014 01:46 PM
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samusprime89
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I myself have been a strong AMD fan since the very beginning and have always loved how the AMD cards were priced, the price to perfomance ratio was amazing, but now all that has changed due to the bitcoin and litecoin craze, I am officially going over to nvidia for now until the AMD card eventually go lower in price, its ridicolous when you can get a gtx 770 for the exact same price as a Radeon 7950. and the gtx 770 outperfroms it in every way, i just dont understand AMD's marketing plan, you are losing your customers and thats probably why your stocks are in the red. If you plan on fighting nvidia then try to lower your prices. 

 02/04/2014 02:04 PM
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Hi well first of all Gamers and power users do not care about price they want the fastest card. I switch back and forth my 2nd gaming pc has a 7950 my new one has a gtx 780 lightning next time I will go to AMD again. But you are right all these new R cards when only 2 are new the 290. It was supposed to be a Titan Killer but if we look at the bench tests a normal GTX 780 is faster and does not run at 90c. Most forums do not help the bitcoin people. PassMark  has a good list of gpu and cpu benchmarks. I am quite sure AMD has not increased there price on cards it is the resellers that know they can get more money for them.

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 02/04/2014 06:01 PM
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It's called "capitalism", which involves a concept called "supply and demand".

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 02/04/2014 09:13 PM
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AMD has already responded to this . Its not AMD marking up cards. Its the 3rd parties doing it which they have no ability to say what they can and cannot sell the cards for.



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 02/04/2014 10:35 PM
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It's a little weird to come in here bashing AMD, given the circumstances. If people are willing to pay more for your card, why not charge more? Your argument confuses me. If nVidia has the better gaming performance/dollar, why not buy an nVidia card? If nVidia cards were any good at mining, they'd be overpriced at the moment as well.

That being said, I apologize, I'm totally helping fuel the mining markup.



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 02/06/2014 12:30 AM
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Originally posted by: samusprime89 I myself have been a strong AMD fan since the very beginning and have always loved how the AMD cards were priced, the price to perfomance ratio was amazing, but now all that has changed due to the bitcoin and litecoin craze, I am officially going over to nvidia for now until the AMD card eventually go lower in price, its ridicolous when you can get a gtx 770 for the exact same price as a Radeon 7950. and the gtx 770 outperfroms it in every way, i just dont understand AMD's marketing plan, you are losing your customers and thats probably why your stocks are in the red. If you plan on fighting nvidia then try to lower your prices. 

 

AMD hasn't raised anything. Their MSRP is still $550.00USD, however because of the Bit/litecoin craze RETAILERS are marking them up because they know they can get what they are asking. Further because the older 7950 and 7970's actually perform almost as well as the 290 and 290X for mining their value has gone up significantly. Again, this has NOTHING to do with AMD. I've been watching the prices of the 290X and it seems like they may be creeping down a little bit, I am planning to buy two of them soon and hope that by March they will be closer to the MSRP than this stupid high price.



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