Topic Title: Goodbye AMD Hello Nvidia?
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Created On: 02/24/2014 07:28 PM
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 02/24/2014 07:28 PM
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Well as much as i hate to say it, i can no longer afford to be an AMD PC gamer because of the litecoin miners, the prices of AMD's gpu's are now at their all time high and the r9 290x is 180% above its msrp price. Id hate to say it but i'll have no choice but to switch to nvidia, are any of you fellow AMD gamers feeling the same way? i know it feels bad when you have no choice but to buy the competitions card because you can no longer afford it. What is AMD going to do about this? There gaming market will be dead soon if they dont get the prices lower thats all im gonna say. so for the time being im going to buy a gtx 780 for only $450.

 02/24/2014 09:24 PM
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AMD has already answered this. Which is there not doing anything about it. There GPU's are selling like hotcakes, and they cannot control what 3rd party vendors sell there cards for. 

Supply and demand. Sucks doesn't it? Its the reason my 7950 is on ebay right now because of those miners. I sold the last one for 200$ more then I paid for it. and I'm happy with that. 

I'll eventually have a 780 too but that doesnt mean I'm throwing in the towel I've always been a price > performance guy. If AMD has a good value when I'm ready to buy again I'll get One.


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 02/24/2014 10:00 PM
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Why do you have to upgrade now?

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 02/25/2014 12:09 AM
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Why don't you upgrade your system?

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