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Why Radeon 6970 is unavailable ?

Hi,

Do anyone know the reason why Radeon 6970 is not available easily (in UK). ebuyer.com, aria.co.uk and amazon.co.uk (sold by amazon) don't have 6970 ? I can find some in eBay or in Amazon.co.uk but from some other sellers and they are charging more than normal.

I already have one Asus 6970 and planning to buy one soon for crossfire (as only 6990 and 6970 can be crossfired together according to AMD compatibility chart) _but_ confused due to unavailabilty of these (including HD 6990); are they failed in market or what ?

Thanks
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  1. This is why I don't support the 'Buy one now and get another later.' ethos.
  2. Ya, but can you think of any reason for this ? Its fairly new card-model and not years old obsolete :(

    Edit: Buying two of them together was out of budget and I wasn't expecting this before.
  3. I can only theorise what the problem might be.
  4. They are a popular card for bitcoin miners, who build systems with multiple ATi graphics cards for this purpose. Here's some info: http://bitminer.info/
  5. fslateef said:
    Hi,

    Do anyone know the reason why Radeon 6970 is not available easily (in UK). ebuyer.com, aria.co.uk and amazon.co.uk (sold by amazon) don't have 6970 ? I can find some in eBay or in Amazon.co.uk but from some other sellers and they are charging more than normal.

    I already have one Asus 6970 and planning to buy one soon for crossfire (as only 6990 and 6970 can be crossfired together according to AMD compatibility chart) _but_ confused due to unavailabilty of these (including HD 6990); are they failed in market or what ?

    Thanks


    http://www.dabs.com/category/components-and-storage,graphics--tv-tuners-and-i-o,graphics/11137-464770000#filters

    They have several in stock, get them while you still can.
  6. ixion said:


    Thanks for the link; they are selling them at very high price. Will look into this.

    I am still interested in proper reason of there unavailability; are they not good or not selling ?
  7. Onus said:
    They are a popular card for bitcoin miners, who build systems with multiple ATi graphics cards for this purpose. Here's some info: http://bitminer.info/


    I am confused about the concept of bitcoin :S What it is exactly ? I will read link provided by you. Thanks.
  8. Best answer
    They aren't done with the 69xx cards, they just had a lot of demand and a hiccup in the availability.

    http://www.hardwarecanucks.com/news/video/amd-high-end-gpus-mia-at-retail-relief-coming-soon/

    Quote:
    We’re pleased to see that demand for our 6900 series products remain very strong. The shortfall of some of these parts you’ve seen is only temporary – more supply is going into the channel in the next 2-3 weeks, and you will start seeing products more readily available imminently.
  9. Thanks bystander for the link. Its really helpful.
  10. Best answer selected by fslateef.
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