Fudzilla: Back in late October, AMD surprised the world with quite good performer for in the high end arena, the Radeon R290X. As we mentioned at the time, it was launched at $549 + VAT, making it a very competitively priced product. Nvidia was forced to cut GTX 780 prices in response and roll out the GTX 780 Ti. We checked the usual suspects and it turns out that Newegg doesn't have a single Radeon R9 290X card available. In the meantime, in the middle of February 2014, AMD and its partners increased the price all the way to $699 for the cheapest card.