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RX 6700 XT is already on sale early in Czech Republic for a massive $1250
By Stuart Thomas on March 15th, 2021 at 04:00pm - original article from game-debate

AMD recently revealed their RX 6700 XT graphics card aimed at 1440p gaming. It’s set to officially launch on March 18th, but if you can’t wait until then a reseller in the Czech Republic is selling some second hand ones already, all for a low low price of… $1250?

The seller has uploaded a post online showcasing many of the new ¬¬gc_id:5142[RX 6700 XT]¬¬ graphics cards on display. The particular models are a PowerColor RX 6700 XT Hellhound and PowerColor RX 6700 XT Red Devil. The seller also mentions that they have “more GPUs than I can fit” indicating an abundance of the new graphics cards.

RX 6700 XT on sale early for 1250 USD

It is currently unclear how the seller managed to get a hold of the GPUs early, but they are clearly trying to focus on cryptocurrency mining as they list out the specs for mining. The RX 6700 XT allegedly has a hash rate of 50 MH/s and boasts a slightly lower power consumption than the ¬¬gc_id:5016[RTX 3060 Ti]¬¬ and ¬¬gc_id:5013[RTX 3070]¬¬, whilst also being a good alternative to the ¬¬gc_id:5003[RTX 3080]¬¬ and ¬¬gc_id:5005[RTX 3090]¬¬ since they are currently unavailable. 

The price is 28,000 CZK, which roughly converts to $1250, over 2.5 times the original MSRP. You can even also pay for the graphics card in cryptocurrency if you want.

This whole situation sounds eerily similar to one earlier this year when an official hardware store in Pakistan was selling RTX 3060 graphics cards early for a massive premium price. The cryptocurrency boom has seriously taken over the market.

What do you think? Would anyone actually pay that amount of money for the new graphics card early? How long until you think all this will stop? Let us know!