RADEON PRICES STILL DOUBLE MSRP

Checking prices for RX 6000 cards. the prices in Canada are still far above MSRP.

GPUCUCLOCKBOOSTFP32 TFLOPSPOWERMSRPCAD
Radeon RX 6900 XT802015225023.04 TFLOPS300W$999$1,243
Radeon RX 6800 XT722015225020.74 TFLOPs300W$649$799
Radeon RX 6800601815210516.17 TFLOPs250W$579$710
Radeon RX 6700 XT402321258113.21 TFLOPS230W$479$589

The table shows the AMD MSRP for the reference card which was in very short supply on launch day. AIB vendors are also way above MSRP levels but more cards are becoming available. The studio was interested in the RX 6800 XT but prices are insane. To think a gamer would spend double to buy a video card is just as insane.

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THE LAW

Section 74.05 of the Competition Act is a civil provision. It prohibits the sale or rent of a product at a price higher than its advertised price. The provision does not apply if the advertised price was a mistake and the error was immediately corrected.

If a court determines that a person has engaged in conduct contrary to section 74.05, it may order the person not to engage in such conduct, to publish a corrective notice and/or to pay an administrative monetary penalty of up to $750,000 in the case of a first time occurrence by an individual and $10,000,000 in the case of a first time occurrence by a corporation. For subsequent orders, the penalties increase to a maximum of $1,000,000 in the case of an individual and $15,000,000 in the case of a corporation.