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

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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

AMD Radeon RX Vega 64 Cards Insanely Overpriced In The Used Market

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.

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.

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AMD Radeon RX Vega Lineup

Graphics CardRadeon RX Vega Frontier EditionRadeon RX Vega 64Radeon RX Vega 56(
GPUVega 10 XTVega 10 XTX/XTVega 10 XL
Process NodeFinFETFinFETFinFET
Compute Units646456
Stream Processors409640963584
Performance13 TFLOLPS
26 (FP16) TFLOPS
Up to 13+ TFLOPS
26+ (FP16) TFLOPS
TBA
Texture Mapping Units256256TBA
Render Output Units6464TBA
Memory16GB HBM2TBATBA
Memory Bus2048-bit2048-bit2048-bit
Bandwidth484GB/sTBATBA
TDP300-375WTBATBA
LaunchJune 2017July 2017July 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 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1060 6 GBNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1070 TiNVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1080 TiNVIDIA Titan Xp
Graphics CoreGP106GP106GP104GP104GP104GP102GP102
Process Node16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET16nm FinFET
Die Size200mm2200mm2314mm2314mm2314mm2471mm2471mm2
Transistors4.4 Billion4.4 Billion7.2 Billion7.2 Billion7.2 Billion12 Billion12 Billion
CUDA Cores1152 CUDA Cores1280 CUDA Cores1920 CUDA Cores2432 CUDA Cores2560 CUDA Cores3584 CUDA Cores3840 CUDA Cores
Base Clock1506 MHz1506 MHz1506 MHz1607 MHz1607 MHz1480 MHz1480 MHz
Boost Clock1708 MHz1708 MHz1683 MHz1683 MHz1733 MHz1583 MHz1582
FP32 Compute4.0 TFLOPs4.4 TFLOPs6.5 TFLOPs8.1 TFLOPs9.0 TFLOPs11.5 TFLOPs12.5 TFLOPs
VRAM3 GB GDDR56 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR58 GB GDDR5X11 GB GDDR5X12 GB GDDR5X
Memory Speed8 Gbps9 Gbps8 Gbps8 Gbps11 Gbps11 Gbps11.4 Gbps
Memory Bandwidth192 GB/s224 GB/s256 GB/s256 GB/s352 GB/s484 GB/s547 GB/s
Bus Interface 192-bit bus192-bit bus256-bit bus256-bit bus256-bit bus352-bit bus384-bit bus
Power ConnectorSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 6-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin PowerSingle 8-Pin Power8+6 Pin Power8+6 Pin Power
TDP120W120W150W180W180W250W250W
Display Outputs3x 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 DateSeptember 201613th July 201610th June 201626th October 201727th May 201610th March 20176th April 2017
Launch Price$199 US$249 US$349 US$449 US$499 US$699 US$1200 US

 

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