currently sold out but they'll probably get more in stock at some point before the rebate expires. 10 days ago the price was $144.99 (129.99 After Rebate). Newegg drastically increased the prices of nearly all graphics cards within the past few days...cards that were $400 last week are now $500.
PhattyPatty said: currently sold out but they'll probably get more in stock at some point before the rebate expires. 10 days ago the price was $144.99 (129.99 After Rebate). Newegg drastically increased the prices of nearly all graphics cards within the past few days...cards that were $400 last week are now $500. I noticed the same thing. Strange. Newegg has not been very competitive lately.
PhattyPatty said: Newegg drastically increased the prices of nearly all graphics cards within the past few days...cards that were $400 last week are now $500. Anyone know why? I don't track graphics adapters until I'm thinking of buying one... which, of course, is this week :/
Vmialik said: Great deal for a mining rig as well, where other cards are OOS or high in price
These cards get ~325 KH/s with stock settings at I 18. ~350 KH/s when memory is adjusted to 1450 (from 1250). Sustaining the 380-420 KH/s rates listed on the hardware comparison may be difficult to achieve, even with the listed settings. Assuming the rest of the rig components cost ~$410 it would produce ~1.125 KH/s/$ with three cards and ~1.25 KH/s/$ with four cards @ 350 KH/s per card. In comparison, rigs with 280x or 290 generate ~1.4 KH/s/$ with three cards or ~1.5 KH/s/$ with four cards. Note: these KH/s/$ values do not consider electricity costs, only initial investment. These are estimates only and can widely vary based on the costs of the components and output of the cards.
redgren said: PhattyPatty said: Newegg drastically increased the prices of nearly all graphics cards within the past few days...cards that were $400 last week are now $500. Anyone know why? I don't track graphics adapters until I'm thinking of buying one... which, of course, is this week :/ The increase in price and lack of availability is due to the great cyrpto-mining rush of 2013
Just a warning about Saphire rebates on Newegg... They seem to go out of their way not to pay them. You must submit your Newegg invoice and not your Newegg sales order. The sales order is what appears at check out, the invoice is only produced after the item is shipped and after you go back to Newegg.com, log in, and look at your order history. Further they will deny your rebate if you do not put the same address on the rebate form that appears on the invoice. And of course you have to submit the UPC bar code from the package so you can not return the item... So test it before you cut the UPC code or you are pretty much screwed... But do not delay because they will also deny the rebate if it is mailed in too late. Good luck.
Vmialik said: PhattyPatty: for those that already have a system and want to add a card and cannot find a 7950, 280. 290, this can be a good deal Right, but to be a little more specific, it is for those with a system running a 64 bit version of the windiws operating system. Since the 32 bit versions can only address 4gb of ram (including video ram) installing a 2gb video card like this will rob you of use of your other ram which can seriously degrade overall system performance. So this may not be a good choice for people running the 32 bit version of windows.
if it is a 32 bit Windows install with 4GB of RAM and an on-board video card then RAM will be shared. if you have an external card, such as this, your 4GB of RAM will be used by Windows and the 2GB card will use its own. Unless you have the latest 2 Intel chipsets which can run both cards at the same time. assigning each one to different programs, etc. then you would have to disable that on-board card.
FatG and CBKCC both somewhat right, and somewhat wrong; here's the in-depth explanation:
As video cards grew larger, this became unsustainable. A 768 MB hole in the 2-GB virtual address space of each process would leave very little space for applications. Similarly, taking 768 MB out of the 4 GB physical address space would be too constraining. This problem is exacerbated in dual GPU configurations (SLI®/Crossfire™).
Therefore, video card manufacturers typically implement a 256 MB physical memory window for the video graphics memory, and modern drivers do not create direct process mappings for the entire VRAM size. Process address space is still consumed for working with the AGP aperture (64 MB, 128 MB, or more typically on modern game systems 256 MB in size). While PCIe uses a dynamic aperture, it too is mapped into each process that uses Direct3D.Link
End run, you're going to lose some memory (specifically ~256mb), regardless of how much VRAM a discreet video card has. It will be more painful on a 32bit OS, as the ceiling is lower ( 4gb addressable) than on a 64bit OS.
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