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Why is the 290x so much more expensive than the 290?

Every benchmark I have seen puts the 290x ahead by only like 3-5 fps in 1080p and 7-10 in 1440p. I don't know about you guys but that's not $180 worth of difference for me. Is there something I'm missing or is it a marketing strategy to make the 290 that much more popular?
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  1. Higher stream processors, higher clock speeds, and .7 teraflops more computing power.
  2. Because people will still buy it.
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    There also an issue with the new card or at least the Bios/reference cooling issue take a look at this:

    http://www.tomshardware.com/reviews/radeon-r9-290-driver-fix,3666.html

    I have a feeling there will be some sort of revision made otherwise the 290x won't sell even then it still may only be 510% faster for 20% more money but we'll see.
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