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dschutt84 64 months ago

Why are all the 280x, 290 and 290x prices so high? Will they go back down soon??

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ryan0ing 1 point 64 months ago

the prices are high due to bit-coin mining. Which is a dumb reason for a price raise. Especially when retailers could just put a temporary limit 4 per house hold restriction, which would solve the shortage problem. but hey that's business. I was going AMD for my video card now I've decided to go Nvidia instead because of the inflation. I'm not overpaying 100 bucks for something sorry.

zac16 2 points 64 months ago

its actually because of lite coin mining.

ryan0ing -1 points 64 months ago

Same thing as far as I'm concerned. A GAMING video card being used other for a main purpose then GAMING. Sorry I think it's dumb.

dschutt84 submitter 3 Builds 2 points 64 months ago

Totally agree with you. Yeah cause isn't a 770 just a little bit better then a 280x?

ryan0ing 1 point 64 months ago

Yes. Battlefield 3 - 126.2 fps (770) vs 106.5 fps (280x) (Around 20% in fps difference). BioShock infinite - 83.4 fps (770) vs 73.9 fps (280x). (I just grabbed 2 random bench marks)