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AMD Radeon R9 290X is now officially $900

#31Fade2black001Posted 2/17/2014 8:13:24 AM
MasterDonGero posted...
Fade2black001 posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
Fade2black001 posted...
MasterDonGero posted...
Why the hell do miners think that mining with graphics cards is efficient?


Is there another way?


Ya.

https://en.bitcoin.it/wiki/Mining_hardware_comparison


That's confusing to me


It's okay--not all of us can have average intelligence.


??? yeah whatever.
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#32KalammerPosted 2/17/2014 8:20:21 AM
MasterDonGero posted...
Why the hell do miners think that mining with graphics cards is efficient?


Because they aren't mining bitcoins or other SHA-256 based currencies.

scrypt-baesd currencies like Litecoin are best mined with GPU hardware currently.

https://litecoin.info/Mining_hardware_comparison
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#33MasterDonGeroPosted 2/17/2014 8:50:48 AM
Fade2black001 posted...
??? yeah whatever.


Apologies. I was just playing around.

Kalammer posted...
Because they aren't mining bitcoins or other SHA-256 based currencies.

scrypt-baesd currencies like Litecoin are best mined with GPU hardware currently.

https://litecoin.info/Mining_hardware_comparison


Hmm, interesting. The more you know, I guess.
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#34Fade2black001Posted 2/17/2014 9:04:13 AM
MasterDonGero posted...
Fade2black001 posted...
??? yeah whatever.


Apologies. I was just playing around.

Kalammer posted...
Because they aren't mining bitcoins or other SHA-256 based currencies.

scrypt-baesd currencies like Litecoin are best mined with GPU hardware currently.

https://litecoin.info/Mining_hardware_comparison


Hmm, interesting. The more you know, I guess.


All good
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#35ShubPosted 2/19/2014 9:09:33 AM
http://www.tigerdirect.com/applications/searchtools/item-Details.asp?EdpNo=8866842&sku=RLH-102298770
If you want a 290X, better get on that before it's too late!
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#36Killah PriestPosted 2/19/2014 9:13:05 AM
There has been a 290x on amazon.com IN STOCK since this topic was made for 590 with BF4 and a door hanger.

so much for not being able to get them retail.
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#37Sergei_DukanovPosted 2/19/2014 9:16:31 AM
I miss when the R9 290 was $399. Should have bought three of them then. But a single one is being great.
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#38ThePCElitistPosted 2/19/2014 9:17:14 AM
I'm glad I got both of mine before the prices got jacked up.