PowerColor Radeon RX 5700 Is $299 at Microcenter

Snowdog

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Nice. The 5700 at $300 is VERY compelling. Most 1660 Ti cards are priced around that, and the 5700 just walks all over them.
 

ManofGod

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The kicker? I bought an open box Sapphire 5700 on Sunday for just 2 dollars less. :D If I had known, I would have waited until Monday and bought the unopened one.
 

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The kicker? I bought an open box Sapphire 5700 on Sunday for just 2 dollars less. :D If I had known, I would have waited until Monday and bought the unopened one.

Did that happen to be in Georgia? If so, I was just telling a coworker last week that they should go pick that one up!
 

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Now if only the closest Microcenter wasn't 4 hours away... or if you could actually order crap from their web store.
 

crazycuz20

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The kicker? I bought an open box Sapphire 5700 on Sunday for just 2 dollars less. :D If I had known, I would have waited until Monday and bought the unopened one.
You can return it and just get the new one if you want the new one.
 

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Ya my amd 3700x and gigabyte x570 was 50 bucks off so my new 199.99 motherboard was actually 149.99 :D
 

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Ok, now I'm getting a little worried. The 5700 XT I picked up yesterday is the first open box 5700 XT I've seen at my store (Columbus, OH). I check open box stuff a few times a day, as I sit at a desk all day...

I just checked them now and they have 2 more of the XFX 5700 XT open box for $339. Hmmm...is this card a POS? I haven't had a chance to test it, yet.
 

ManofGod

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Ok, now I'm getting a little worried. The 5700 XT I picked up yesterday is the first open box 5700 XT I've seen at my store (Columbus, OH). I check open box stuff a few times a day, as I sit at a desk all day...

I just checked them now and they have 2 more of the XFX 5700 XT open box for $339. Hmmm...is this card a POS? I haven't had a chance to test it, yet.

No need to worry, people probably just had unrealistic expectations or it could not overclock as much as they wanted and returned them. $339 is a great price. :)
 

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Damn, my local MC has a couple of openbox 2080Tis for $856.

That's crazy. My MC never has any open box 2080 Ti's for less than new elsewhere when you factor in sales tax. I haven't seen a decent one more than $100 off.

Right now there are 5 between $1100 and $1259.
 

ManofGod

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so its basically same. good thing I didn't buy it, thought its gonna be vastly superior to 980ti.

It is vastly superior to the 980Ti, that link is a bunch of........ Oh well, whatever you want to do, do it.
 

kirbyrj

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Ok, now I'm getting a little worried. The 5700 XT I picked up yesterday is the first open box 5700 XT I've seen at my store (Columbus, OH). I check open box stuff a few times a day, as I sit at a desk all day...

I just checked them now and they have 2 more of the XFX 5700 XT open box for $339. Hmmm...is this card a POS? I haven't had a chance to test it, yet.

I don't think they are duds. I just think that they might need more driver maturity before they are a highly recommended card. I returned mine due to game crashes. no worries though because I will probably just wait and buy an aftermarket one when they release next month.
 

ManofGod

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I don't think they are duds. I just think that they might need more driver maturity before they are a highly recommended card. I returned mine due to game crashes. no worries though because I will probably just wait and buy an aftermarket one when they release next month.

What game crashes? So far, the only crashes I have had is because I overclocked it further than it could handle.
 

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Curious if they keep the $50 promo when the non-reference cards come out? Though we're talking another two weeks till mid-August...
 

Revenant_Knight

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Raise a glass to the 980ti! It was a beast of its time that lasted far longer than most cards. It still pushes out frame rates close to that of a 1070 or even 1070ti when overclocked in older games. Mine is still in use in my wife’s 60hz 1080P machine where it does excellent....

....But it’s a 4 year old chip that isn’t being optimized for in newer games. In those games it’s about a 1660ti class card. Anything 2060 class or above usually handily beats it. The gap will only get worse as drivers evolve.

980ti is now a 1080 60hz card. March of time is relentless, and even the legendary Voodoo 2 got old at one point.
 
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Voodoo 2 couldn't use freesync. Are people really worried about 60 FPS instead of 70?
 
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