In our Availability Report from 11 days ago, we noticed a general increase in HD 5850 prices across the board. Fudzilla now reports that AMD have themselves increased the prices by $15 to $20, taking into account the excess demand. 

A quick check reveals that prices have increased by another $10 since our availability report 11 days ago. This puts the average retail price at $279, $20 up from the launch SRP of $259. Unfortunately, availability, though slightly increased, remains poor at best. Even though we are more than 5 weeks into HD 5800′s launch – AMD does not seem to have come to grips with the demand. 
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In our Availability Report from 11 days ago, we noticed a general increase in HD 5850 prices across the board. Fudzilla now reports that AMD have themselves increased the prices by $15 to $20, taking into account the excess demand. 

A quick check reveals that prices have increased by another $10 since our availability report 11 days ago. This puts the average retail price at $279, $20 up from the launch SRP of $259. Unfortunately, availability, though slightly increased, remains poor at best. Even though we are more than 5 weeks into HD 5800′s launch – AMD does not seem to have come to grips with the demand. 
The HD 5850 is most affected, even the HD 5870 shows signs of price increase. The most instances suggest a price of $389, $10 up from the $379 launch price. This could be a simple adjustment from the retailer, though. While the HD 5870 had decent availability, it seems to have overtaken the HD 5850 in terms of availability issues. Yes, they are very hard to get now. 
Fortunately, the HD 5700 series is readily available, and for the most part at the right prices. There are some indications of HD 5750 1GB moving up to $139 (from $129), though, and the HD 5750 512MB still continues to be rather elusive.
We have been saying this for weeks now – but AMD just can’t seem to fix the availability situation. This is probably the reason as to why Hemlock was delayed – try putting out 2 Cypress GPUs when you hardly have enough of 1 Cypress! 
On the Nvidia front – the rumours were right – the GTX 200 is slowly, but surely, leaving the market. 
Reference: Fudzilla