- Feb 1, 2005
So is the XC3 discontinued now that they are sold out? Never going to be produced again?
Put it this way, you might see them trickle out here and there for OEMs, but why would they sell a card for $599 when they can slap a cooler on it that costs them marginally more, change the vbios, and charge $200 more? And then sell out of every card they produce. If the market were flush with cards, then you would see the XC3 produced, but they aren't going to make cheap cards when they know they will sell out of every high-end card they make.
AMD is doing the same thing right now with their CPUs. Do you think it is by accident there is no CPU under $300?