AMD cuts prices of Radeon R9 290, 290X cards in the US
AMD Price Drop!!
Published: 7th October 2014 | Source: techreport |
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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