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I guess you missed my post. I'll post the newegg links again here:I agree it is luxury goods.
Just saying it was cheaper in the past when it was an even bigger luxury given it was much much smaller market. At the moment, most of the gamers can't upgrade to the new generations due to absolutely insane prices. Luxury or not, the current market is ****ed up and it's because of shareholder interest.
ASRock Challenger D Radeon RX 6600: $225
ASRock Challenger D Radeon RX 6600 XT: $270
ASRock Challenger D Radeon RX 6650 XT: $290
The RX 6600 is deceptively fast. At 1080p, it gets bottlenecked by an i9-10900K. Those cards are all under $300USD and $225 for a card that can run any game anywhere at 1080p and most at 1440p for $225 has never been a bad deal. Hell, the RX 580's launch price was $229 and nobody complained about that.
You're not a what? I have a reference RX 6800 XT and it works just fine. You think that AMD had a hand in what the AIB partner charges? One thing you are is kinda nuts. Not a single person who read that post thought that you were justified in your rant (no likes).I own an RTX 3080 that I bought at launch and ordered a 7900xtx (non-reference because I’m not an *****, this applies to both vendors). I cancelled my order yesterday because the asking price (after waiting 60 days!) is $1700 cad, that’s just ridiculous and I’m not paying 50% more for minimal gains. This was AMDs chance to eat some marketshare but their focus is on keeping shareholders happy in the short term. I’m a wealthy guy that has owned 6 graphics cards from each vendor, this isn’t a cost issue, it’s a value for money issue. The last two cards I bought, 1080ti and RTX3080 were genuine performance per dollar improvements, the Rtx 4000 series and the 7000 series from AMD are ridiculously expensive. I’m 41 years old, my wifes about to turn 30, we’re going to go party in Tulum tonight and I’m going to spend money on my life instead of overpriced gpus. Their loss, not mine.
If you TRULY were concerned with performance-per-dollar, you wouldn't have purchased an RTX 3080, you would've purchased an RX 6800 XT. How can you justify paying the $1000+CAD for a card that has 10GB of VRAM when your 1080 Ti has 11GB?
There are way to many holes and false assumptions in your post to take you seriously and I'm saying this as a fellow Canadian who is also limited to Canada Computers, Memory Express and Newegg, just like you.