AMD RX Vega 64 Owner Sells Card For $1200, Buys Nvidia Titan Xp Collectors Edition For $1138

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Jan 17, 2018
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The cryptocurrency phenomenon has been steadily stripping the GPU channel dry and driving prices up for the past four months. The DIY PC graphics card market has reached a boiling point and prices have risen to utterly ridiculous levels.

This should come as no surprise, as Ethereum and other GPU minable cryptocurrencies have converted the GPU, a typical PC gaming product, into a money printing machine. The demand on these virtual money printers has gotten so insane that owners of nearly any modern mid-range to high-end graphics card today can sell their hardware overnight for a 100%+ profit in the second hand market.

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AMD RX Vega 64 Owner Sells Card For $1200, Buys Nvidia Titan Xp Collectors Edition For $1138

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One such user has decided to take advantage of the situation and what they did was simply brilliant. A redditor who goes by MrGold2000 decided to put his used RX Vega 64 on sale for $1200, which is the average going price for the card at the moment.  Suffice to say he had very little trouble finding a buyer.

It also so happens that the only Nvidia graphics card in-stock at the company’s website is, you guessed it, the recently introduced GTX Titan Xp Star Wars Collectors Edition at $1138. Not only has MrGold2000 managed to obtain a significantly faster graphics card in the Titan Xp, he also managed to do it while simultaneously making a profit on his original RX Vega 64 purchase.

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At the current state we simply can’t see how building your own gaming PC is feasible. It is truly a dark moment for DIY PC gaming, one that we hope will pass sooner rather than later. Especially after the recent collapse in cryptocurrency prices.

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If you have a graphics card on its last knee you will want to take good care of it, because if it goes bust you’ll find yourself trapped between a rock and a hard place.  If you have more than one card on the other hand, it’s probably the best time to think about selling your seconds or thirds and make a few bucks in the process that you can put into a shiny new next generation graphics card this upcoming summer.

AMD Radeon RX Vega Lineup

Graphics Card Radeon RX Vega Frontier Edition Radeon RX Vega 64 Radeon RX Vega 56(
GPU Vega 10 XT Vega 10 XTX/XT Vega 10 XL
Process Node FinFET FinFET FinFET
Compute Units 64 64 56
Stream Processors 4096 4096 3584
Performance 13 TFLOLPS
26 (FP16) TFLOPS
Up to 13+ TFLOPS
26+ (FP16) TFLOPS
TBA
Texture Mapping Units 256 256 TBA
Render Output Units 64 64 TBA
Memory 16GB HBM2 TBA TBA
Memory Bus 2048-bit 2048-bit 2048-bit
Bandwidth 484GB/s TBA TBA
TDP 300-375W TBA TBA
Launch June 2017 July 2017 July 2017
Price $999 (Reference)
$1499 (Liquid)
$499 (Reference)
$549 (Limited Air)
$599 (Liquid)
$649 (Liquid LE)
$399

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 10 Pascal Family

Graphics Card Name NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 3 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GB NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 Ti NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 Ti NVIDIA Titan Xp
Graphics Core GP106 GP106 GP104 GP104 GP104 GP102 GP102
Process Node 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET 16nm FinFET
Die Size 200mm2 200mm2 314mm2 314mm2 314mm2 471mm2 471mm2
Transistors 4.4 Billion 4.4 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 7.2 Billion 12 Billion 12 Billion
CUDA Cores 1152 CUDA Cores 1280 CUDA Cores 1920 CUDA Cores 2432 CUDA Cores 2560 CUDA Cores 3584 CUDA Cores 3840 CUDA Cores
Base Clock 1506 MHz 1506 MHz 1506 MHz 1607 MHz 1607 MHz 1480 MHz 1480 MHz
Boost Clock 1708 MHz 1708 MHz 1683 MHz 1683 MHz 1733 MHz 1583 MHz 1582
FP32 Compute 4.0 TFLOPs 4.4 TFLOPs 6.5 TFLOPs 8.1 TFLOPs 9.0 TFLOPs 11.5 TFLOPs 12.5 TFLOPs
VRAM 3 GB GDDR5 6 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5 8 GB GDDR5X 11 GB GDDR5X 12 GB GDDR5X
Memory Speed 8 Gbps 9 Gbps 8 Gbps 8 Gbps 11 Gbps 11 Gbps 11.4 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth 192 GB/s 224 GB/s 256 GB/s 256 GB/s 352 GB/s 484 GB/s 547 GB/s
Bus Interface 192-bit bus 192-bit bus 256-bit bus 256-bit bus 256-bit bus 352-bit bus 384-bit bus
Power Connector Single 6-Pin Power Single 6-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power Single 8-Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power 8+6 Pin Power
TDP 120W 120W 150W 180W 180W 250W 250W
Display Outputs 3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
1x DVI
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
3x Display Port 1.4
1x HDMI 2.0b
Launch Date September 2016 13th July 2016 10th June 2016 26th October 2017 27th May 2016 10th March 2017 6th April 2017
Launch Price $199 US $249 US $349 US $449 US $499 US $699 US $1200 US

 

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