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XFX Radeon R9 290X Pictured

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  1. btarunr

    btarunr Editor & Senior Moderator Staff Member

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    Here's the first picture of XFX' Radeon R9 290X graphics card, leaked to the web by Danish retailer ProShop. The card sticks to AMD reference design, and we're hearing that it will be a while after its launch, that we'll begin to see non-reference design R9 290X graphics cards. In the mean time, AMD's add-in board partners are spicing up their R9 290X packages with goodies, and factory overclocks that the reference design cooler can handle. This card, for example, includes an Origin key to Battlefield 4 (standard edition). ProShop is pricing the card at the equivalent of $1,550, although we're inclined to believe it's just a placeholder price. Radeon R9 290X should be available from October 24.

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  2. Andrei23 New Member

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    XFX really outdid themselves this time!
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    $1550! That's definitely a placeholder price, only the stupid wealthy would pay that.

    I sense sarcasm......
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    $1550 ? could they bundle meth? :wtf:
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    Their sticker placement is second to none. :toast:
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    Probably better than the DD cooler. Not much, but better.
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    I don't know about the north but here in the south is 606€ for the 7990 and 565 for the 780
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    You have to take into account that Proshop needs a cut, rather than the standard supplier/retailer set price that is pretty common in the states.

    Not to mention MOMS, supply & demand.
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    I would love that, and not be sitting on my 5830 for as long as i had..
    for 606 usd (3242 Dkk) the best we can get is:
    770 phantom
    http://www.edbpriser.dk/grafikkort/gainward-geforce-gtx-770-phantom-4-gb-id-7413757.aspx
    or 7950
    http://www.edbpriser.dk/grafikkort/sapphire-radeon-hd-7950-detailsalg-3-gb-id-6553922.aspx
    Hell even the 580 is up there :)
    http://www.edbpriser.dk/grafikkort/evga-geforce-gtx-580-15-gb-id-4403001.aspx

    But i agree, supply and demand is not really there, and heavely taxation is the propable cause.. .
    Supply is non existent, and demand is headed ti resellers outside Denmark for the better prices..(chicken and the egg syndrome)
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    did you try to get one shipped from germany or uk or something like that?
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    You're likely to get hit with an import tax notice, especially at something costing that much.
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    Acctually i got my last motherboard and cpu from germany, and they have a 19% vat (moms) compared to 25% in DK.. i was happy with that purchase.. within the EU you need only to pay the vat from the place of purchase.. and Eu regulations prevent them from putting on a import tax..
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    Proshops cut is small, they move quantities instead. They're often pretty cheap, but the site is terrible.

    Anyway those are some WICKED prices you have in denmark urslen. The GTX 780 can be had for about €550 here, the 7990 €680. And if you live in Denmark I have closer to Murmansk than you, "north" is not an absolute term. :D
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    Da !..
    Ive used pro shop quite allot, but my favorite german it pusher is das Caseking.de..
    They rock..
    R9 280x 249€
    http://www.caseking.de/shop/catalog...X-Boost-3072-MB-DDR5-mini-DP-HDMI::24478.html
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    Try ebay or amazon. You don't need to pay any taxes, just the price on site.
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    Back when I still played Magic the Gathering I bought a P9 card on ebay from the US.
    Nearly cried when I got the import tax bill...
    There I was thinking I had made a great deal, then I got faceraped by the import tax of 30-33%.
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    Newegg had this pic up for awhile now
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    That is stupidly expensive, looks nice though..
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    Amd price very funny



    AMD how think

    1550 $

    very drol price

    any body her shop this card 1500 $

    GTX TITAN and GTX 780 cheaper

    and More powerfull than AMD GPUS

    :laugh::laugh::laugh::laugh:
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    @OC-Rage - All too often some web shops will use an obviously too-large price as a sign of "not in stock" for some reason.

    However, I see you also posted an almost fanboi type message in the nvidia 780Ti thread ... do post a bit less trollishly in the future.

    :)
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    That's sick. But you have to specify it as a gift or personal item to the seller; NOT brand new!
    Then again, I only buy from EU Amazon and e-bay...
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    Yeah, he forgot to specify it as gift. Luckily he was kind enough to pay back half of the tax.
    Since then I also hardly ever take the 'risk' to buy something from outside the EU.
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    How is import tax in Greenland? I guess transport would be the biggest price gauger in your country?
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