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  • CPU
    i7 4770K @ 4 GHz
  • Motherboard
    ASUS Z87-Deluxe
  • RAM
    32 GB Corsair DDR3-1600
  • GPU
    SAPPHIRE NITRO R9 Fury @ 1150 MHz core
  • Storage
    240 GB SSD (OS + programs)
    4 TB HDD (files)
    1 TB SSD (games + VMs)
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    EVGA SuperNOVA 550 G2
    CyberPower CP1000PFCLCD
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    BenQ GW2255
    Samsung SyncMaster 940BF
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    Logitech G610 w/ Browns + o-rings
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    Logitech G403 Prodigy (Wired)
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    Audio-Technica ATH-MSR7
    Kanto YU5
  • Operating System
    Windows 10 Pro

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  1. I'm not sure why, but it would appear that Folding@Home PPD is up roughly 50% on AMD cards vs a few years ago.  My Fury used to score 400k give or take, and now it's more like 600k.  According to one of the big folders on the forum, Vega cards have seen a similar change (~600k -> 900k).  I'm curious to know if anyone knows why, and/or can confirm they're seeing this on their hardware of any kind (or not).

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    2. TVwazhere
    3. TopHatProductions115


      I wanted to get an AMD card, too :( But prices on the hardware I needed went way up. Supply shortage played a big part...

    4. Ryan_Vickers


      The prices went way up around the time vega came out due to mining and in some cases they never came back down lol

      A common problem I see with tech retailers is a complete lack of understanding of the market and excessive greed.  Basically, they'll try to sell things for what they paid + a bit of profit regardless of whether or not it's reasonable or will actually happen or not.


      Example 1: a certain lineup of GPUs exists.  The 5/10 performer sells for $200, the 7/10 performer sells for $350, and the 9/10 performer sells for $500.  Then a new lineup of GPUs launches, and you can now get 7/10 performance for $200, 9/10 performance for $350, etc.


      Example 2: prices of GPUs are insanely high but the store decides to just roll with it and buy a ton of them.  They manage to sell some but not all, and then the price crashes so people can now get them for half or less what they cost before.


      In both these cases, the store now has two choices:

      1. Accept that the market has now changed and drop the price of the old/existing stock so it's in line with the price/performance ratio that exists elsewhere on the market so that they will actually continue selling the cards, albeit at a lower profit level, or perhaps even a loss, but hopefully not too much, or
      2. Dig in their heels and continue "selling" the cards for the same price as always, despite the fact no one will ever pay that, so the cards sit around for years until they finally get thrown into a bargain clearout bin for next to nothing causing the initial purchase to be a complete loss

      I constantly see stores going for option 2 and I don't understand it. But, if they want to be stupid and screw themselves over that's their choice lol