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May 13, 2011, 12:39:59 PM
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Is there any reason why this 5870 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/XFX-Radeon-HD-5870-DisplayPort/dp/tech-data/B0037YMWXO/ref=de_a_smtd) is so much cheaper than this 5870 (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Sapphire-HD5870-GDDR5-Graphics-Card/dp/tech-data/B0031HAVSA/ref=de_a_smtd)?
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May 13, 2011, 01:11:44 PM
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Many reasons, in some cases the retailer is selling the stock for the price they got it at, and other cards were purchased at a later date at a lower price and thus have a lower selling point.  You can see this on newegg pretty regularly, an older out-dated thing will be selling for a higher price than the new hotness.

Additionally, from one company to the next, quality of components/company come into play, capacitors/pcb's/everything has different grade levels, to save money and increase profit some reference manufacturers use the very very bottom end, this results in a card more prone to failure (generally if you cool them very well its a non issue, but if you don't, they'll cook themselves quickly)

Example here being Gigabyte, yeah they offer cheap priced 5870's, but they are cheap, RMA's are a nightmare and generally you're getting what you pay for.

And last but not least: "just because".  Weird pricing happens all the time
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May 13, 2011, 01:13:37 PM
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Ah, I started to worry because the XFX one was pretty much the only one at that price here in the UK.

XFX are a pretty decent brand too Smiley so I'm happy.
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