Newegg Daily Deals: XFX Radeon R9 290 Graphics Card, Asus Z87-Plus Motherboard, and More!

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The Mac

$500 for the 290 pro, and you are calling it a bargain?

hahahahaha

MSRP is $399

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KenLV

Really? Please, show me where you can find that card for under $400. Cause if you can, I want it, thanks.

BTW, I con't find where XFX has said that was the MSRP. Can you please cite a source?

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Zefram0911

I agree with your first statement, it's impossible to find a 290 for around $400USD. The cryptocurrency mining folks (me included) are driving up the price on almost all AMD cards. I want to buy 10 of these for under 500, but can barely find a reasonable one in stock.

AMD's MSRP at release was $399. You can check their literature. AIB partners may have increased the price by $20 to $5. but obviously the market dictates the price and with supply drying up, prices have skyrocketed.

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The Mac

MSRP for reference cards is set by AMD.

It was $399 at release, and continues to be so to date.

Contractually, the AIBS cannot charge more.

That doesnt mean the retailers cant mark them up to get as much as market will bear. And good god have they.

Non-reference designs are another matter however.

I managed to get a Sapphire reference at launch for MSRP, and had a bit of buyers remorse due to the jet turbine that is the stock cooler. However after watching the retail markups, that remorse went away quickly and i just slapped a Gelid icy vision 2 on it.

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KenLV

"$500 for the 290 pro, and you are calling it a bargain?"

So yes, this is a bargain - since NO ONE can get this card for a lower price.

BTW, "AIBS"? What is that an acronym for?

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The Mac

Clearly someones humor detector is on the fritz.

If you didnt get a giggle out of my intial comment, you might want to seek some professional help.

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KenLV

I'll get right on that. Thanks.

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The Mac

lol...

AIBs=Add-In-Board.

Its old slang from back in the 90s when everything you put in the computer was an "add-in-board"

now people just refer to the partner manufactuers as AIBs.

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lacky32

Exactly what I was jumping on here to say. Does anyone have any idea when prices are going to normalize again. I'm a huge AMD fan, but if March shows up and those prices aren't where thy are supposed to be I am going to go Nvidia.

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The Mac

As soon as the AIB solutions hit in volume.

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vrmlbasic

If only AMD had its own plant to make these chips. It seems to me that AMD is always getting shafted by low chip volumes (and GlobalFoundries failures).

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The Mac

i believe the R9s were actually manufactured by TSMC. I dont think global foundries had the capacity.

I know they are struggling with the node shrink, as is TMSC, which is why the gen is still on 22nm.