AMD cuts prices of Radeon R9 290, 290X cards in the US

AMD Price Drop!!

AMD cuts prices of Radeon R9 290, 290X cards in US

AMD cuts prices of Radeon R9 290, 290X cards in US


AMD has cut prices of its Radeon R9 290 and R9 290X GPUs. The R9 290 has dropped from $399 to $299, which is $100 off. The R9 290X has dropped a larger amount from $549 to $399, a drop of $150. The new prices represent a price drop of about a quarter for both of these graphics cards.

From what I have seen, most large US retailers have implemented the cut, but in the UK I've found no retailers make a proportional price drop. 



AMD's price cuts follow shortly after the launch of Nvidia's new Maxwell based GTX 980 and GTX 970 GPUs. These cards have been praise by both users and reviewers, with latest-generation Maxwell architecture providing lower power consumption, temperatures and noise levels yet provides top class gaming performance.

This price decrease comes as Nvidia's latest GPU get increasingly hard to to acquire, with many retailers report stock issues, which may tempt users to go with AMD rather than wait for retailers to get more cards. Hopefully this price decrease will make it over to the UK, as competitive pricing is always a good thing to see.


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Most Recent Comments

07-10-2014, 11:29:33

I bought a msi 290 and it destroyed my brand new xfx 850 core edition.
Got it for £267 but I now want to try a 980 as its the second issue I've had in three months with AMD cards. Always had and chips and gpu's but ready to invest in nvidia and see if they stay hood for a while.Quote

07-10-2014, 11:42:28

Originally Posted by sixdean View Post
I bought a msi 290 and it destroyed my brand new xfx 850 core edition.
err, how?Quote

07-10-2014, 11:43:47

AMD never settles when it comes to beating nvidia by price.
Oh btw if you want a straight answer whether AMD will drop the prices in europe, I have AMD's sale representative for EU emailQuote

07-10-2014, 11:46:06

The Xfx 850 core edition is PSU of great quality, so I am interested in how that happend as well. Also even with 3 290x along with my heavily OC'd 2600k dont use more than ~900W during 4k gaming.Quote

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