First post, by Xplo
I’ve just seen a 5800 Ultra sell for a smidgen over £1,000, and the one that popped up before that went for just over £400
I myself have sunk more thousands than i could ever imagine into retro pc hardware over the last 5 years or so
But i just can’t fathom out quite what it is about these particular cards that make them fetch the amount of money they do. I mean, i get collecting and all that, i collect myself, but what makes these cards so special?
They were a giant flop at the time, and they are not the top of the family tree for this particular series such as 4800, 5950, 6800U etc etc - so what is it? Yeah they are rare, but so are alot of things these days.
I’ve seen more 5800 Ultra’s pop up for sale than I have SL7CH’s (of what i own 2) but i can’t see anyone ever paying anywhere near £400 for one of those, and they to be fair are actually pretty special.
Not knocking anybody for what they choose to collect and how much they spend, i am well and truly suckered into this wonderful world of retro hardware myself, i am just genuinely genuinely interested what people consider are so special about these cards! 😀