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AMD’s Video Card Is Tops for Gaming & Great for CAD
10/31/2013

AMD's R9 290X video card was released on October 24 and sold out the same day. This powerhouse has changed the gaming industry, and may change the workstation, too.  (Source: AMD)
AMD’s R9 290X video card was released on October 24 and sold out the same day. This powerhouse has changed the gaming industry, and may change the workstation, too.
(Source: AMD)

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Rob Spiegel
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Sell out in one day?
Rob Spiegel   10/31/2013 1:11:01 PM
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Cabe, so the AMD card sold out in one day. Is this common with gaming video cards?

Cabe Atwell
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Re: Sell out in one day?
Cabe Atwell   6/12/2014 1:15:39 AM
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Actually, AMD's new gaming cards have architecture that's efficient for mining bitcoins, which were scooped up by those looking to cash in on the virtual currency. Nvidia on the other hand doesn't have very efficient architecture for their CUDA cores so they are not that effective for mining.

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