For gaming, absolutely.The difference in price isn't 70%, it's closer to 55%; still a no-brainer though on the 5700 XT over the VII.
That would be my guess. Since this is basically a professional card packaged as a gaming card when they move on there will be less available that don't pass testing.I wonder if its discontinuation actually has more to do with the launch of the Radeon Pro Vega II than Navi.
I wish I could justify buying one, as they're easily the best GPU compute card for the money, but I have no way to justify it. And, the way these things usually work, by the time I actually need it for something, a faster product would be available for less $.