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Question: Sapphire HD5870's Cost

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Does anyone know why the Sapphire Eyefinity 2GB HD5870's are going for so much on eBay? I had one that I couldn't sell on this site for $50, but I put it on eBay and it is now bidding over $200 with a week left.

 

I was suspicious at first, but I checked around eBay and it seems all the Eyefinity editions are going for close to the same price. The regular 1GB reference cards are not. I know that the 2GB of memory is not THAT helpful... certainly not enough to increase it's value by 4x's. I also don't think Eyefinity is the reason, as you can find cheaper newer cards capable of large multimonitor setups.

 

The only thing I could guess was this had something to do with bitcoin mining or the fact that Apple sold OEM versions of the 5870 as upgrades for Mac Pro users back in 2010/2011. For people who want to upgrade their old Macs, I think they have to use that card. But it is not the same as the Sapphire Eyfinity I don't think, even though both can connect 6 monitors.

 

Anyways, I am just really curious what is going on here... anyone have any ideas?

Edited by LuckyDeath

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Not possibilities:

1. Mining - negative

2. Gaming - nope

 

Possibilities:

1. Workstation card for multiple monitors? Though people can buy an R9 290 for Eyefinity for the same price.

2. eBay sellers just like to market them at a high cost so some idiot that knows nothing about computer hardware ends up buying them.

 

:dunno:

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I wouldn't look a gift horse in the mouth, so enjoy your profits due to the other idiot's justification lol

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The only other possibility I could think of is people buying them to softmod it to a FirePro V8800. Still, $200 for that? You could easily find stuff on Craigslist. Probably the best idea I could think of.

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Hey I'm not angry about the money, but that is more than I paid for the card... in 2011.

 

I was more worried if there was some kind of payment scam out there... 

 

http://www.ebay.com/sch/i.html?_odkw=sapphire+eyefinity&_from=R40&_osacat=0&_from=R40&_trksid=p2045573.m570.l1313.TR0.TRC0.H0.Xsapphire+5870+eyefinity&_nkw=sapphire+5870+eyefinity&_sacat=0

 

Notice how they are all bidding over $200. There is one with a buyout of $600. That is more than eBay inflation, anyone could easily Google this card and see that it is old (no longer in production).

 

Also notice how the 1GB version is sitting at $29.00 with zero bids.

 

I got nothin'... just crazy.

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The reason is that you can run 3 screens with no adapters. 

Yeah, but newer and more powerful cards can do that, and around that price point (if not lower).

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The reason is that you can run 3 screens with no adapters. 

I feel like the hassle and added price of adapters would be worth it with a cheaper card and paying less overall if they wanted a workstation...or if they wanted more performance they could get something newer like Cap said

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It's definitely puzzling. Oh well...  just paid for my R7 290X upgrade...and dinner!

 

 

If anyone has an Eyefinity card lying around, might be a chance to cash in! 

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It's definitely puzzling. Oh well...  just paid for my R7 290X upgrade...and dinner!

 

 

If anyone has an Eyefinity card lying around, might be a chance to cash in! 

Your profits went....from eyefinityyyyyyyy to BEYONNNNNNNND!

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