We check prices frequently and we noticed a Sapphire VCX 11256-28-21G Radeon RX 470 4GB GDDR5 for $99.99 which is about what Radeon cards have been at for some time now.
So we checked the NewEgg prices in Canada we were disgusted by the $159.00 price. Our beleaguered dollar is weak but it is not that bad. CNBC has the CAD/USD at 1.363 today. This is still above fair exchange value which should be $137.
We criticised NewEgg over the pricing practices for reason. The do have a feedback link and we brought it to their attention. We continue to research costs for retrofit of machines. Video cards are a constant struggle especially with Denuvo DRM on games.
NewEgg in the US: Sapphire VCX 11256-28-21G Radeon RX 470 4GB GDDR5
NewEgg in Canada: Sapphire VCX 11256-28-21G Radeon RX 470 4GB GDDR5
The RX 470 is a longer 9 inch card that may not fit some µATX chassis. The GTX 260 is 10½ inches long and definitely cannot fit many chassis. Our Corsair 300R chassis has the room but machines like our Acer E700 are a tight squeeze.
We considered the RX 470 for an old machine mostly for testing Denuvo protected games. We usually look for short cards which fit more easily.
Over on eBay we see vast numbers of RX 470, RX 570 more in lots of 10 cards or more from digital coin vendors. Now they are finding no bids at all. Who wants 15 video cards?
We are aware that eBay can have an inventory system so selling off the cards one by one is viable for the gaming market. No gaming enthusiast will buy more than 2 cards as motherboards are 2 way at best. We are more mainstream and usually use one card at at time.