Retailers dropping prices on AMD Radeon R9 290, 290X graphics cards

AMD logoOnline retailers like Amazon and Newegg are showing new pricing levels for the top tier of Radeon video cards from AMD. Pricing for the high-end video cards has dropped as much as $150 in some cases, a move that could be interpreted as a reaction to the release of cheaper cards last month from its main competitor Nvidia.

Pricing for the R9 290X has dropped from $550 to $400 on many models, with some tweaked cards still commanding pricing in the mid-$400 range. Most of these price cuts are accomplished without any special rebates or offers, though some of the performance-tuned cards are making it there through deals. As for the R9 290, pricing has dipped to $300 from $400, with special manufacturer cards hovering around $330.

AMD Radeon R9 290X

It's possible that the change in pricing could be a response to the Nvidia's new line of Maxwell-based cards. Many reviews have shown the new Nvidia GTX 970 and GTX 980 to outpace the Radeon cards on certain tasks and video games benchmarks. While both manufacturers often have a give and take on performance with each release, Nvidia struck deep this time by meeting or undercutting AMD's prices.

The pricing drop has a few advantages on a competitive market, as price and availability are often a large factor for system builders. While AMD R9 cards may have power performance in some areas, use more power and run at a higher temperature, the $150 difference between a Radeon R9 290X and a GeForce GTX 980 is a significant. It changes the dynamic of the price paid for performance. Availability of the Nvidia cards are still an issue, as retailers struggle to keep up with the demand of the new cards. The now lower-priced AMD cards still retain the "Never Settle" free game bundles, which currently include titles like Alien: Isolation and Star Citizen.

Source: Electronista

Tags: AMD, Radeon, videocards

Comments
Add comment

Your name:
Sign in with:
or
Your comment:


Enter code:

E-mail (not required)
E-mail will not be disclosed to the third party


Last news

 
The NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1180 will be Turing-based with a 12nm FinFET die shrink
 
This only works on posts made by profiles that are public
 
 
The device will be standalone and based on a Qualcomm chipset
 
Apple plans on offering a cheaper smart speaker that will be priced at $199
 
Chrome will adopt a new approach to indicating site security
 
Data shows they are leading smartphone sale worldwide
 
Is this an error or it is really happening?
The Samsung Galaxy A5 (2017) Review
The evolution of the successful smartphone, now with a waterproof body and USB Type-C
February 7, 2017 /
Samsung Galaxy TabPro S - a tablet with the Windows-keyboard
The first Windows-tablet with the 12-inch display Super AMOLED
June 7, 2016 /
Keyboards for iOS
Ten iOS keyboards review
July 18, 2015 /
Samsung E1200 Mobile Phone Review
A cheap phone with a good screen
March 8, 2015 / 4
Creative Sound Blaster Z sound card review
Good sound for those who are not satisfied with the onboard solution
September 25, 2014 / 2
Samsung Galaxy Gear: Smartwatch at High Price
The first smartwatch from Samsung - almost a smartphone with a small body
December 19, 2013 /
 
 

News Archive

 
 
SuMoTuWeThFrSa
  12345
6789101112
13141516171819
20212223242526
2728293031  




Poll

Do you use microSD card with your phone?
or leave your own version in comments (10)