There are two very obvious facts that have been realized about the HD4770; it is an incredible value, and it is incredibly hard to find.  HEXUS has been doing some digging trying to find even a single card for sale, let alone the pair you need for CrossfireX which can really make this card shine and as it turns out they are sold out across Europe and North America.  It seems the problem lies with TSMC’s volume of 40nm chips, which hasn’t been able to keep up with unexpected demand.  We did hear that they have successfully ramped up their production back on May 25th, so hopefully this drought shall be brief.

“With TSMC’s current 40nm yields, AMD was able to deliver a significant quantity of high-quality 40nm GPUs to ensure a worldwide hard launch, with every region receiving a supply of ATI Radeon HD 4770 cards. Although initial demand was met, AMD couldn’t foresee the tremendous enthusiasm from the marketplace for the ATI Radeon HD 4770, and is currently working closely with TSMC on supply. In addition, we are working with our AIB partners to deliver a compelling solution in the same price band that will ensure supply long term. Even today, many users are opting instead to purchase a higher performance ATI Radeon HD 4850 card, which is available at e-tailers worldwide starting around $100 or 99 EUR including VAT.”

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