Thursday, October 3rd 2013

Radeon R9 290X Priced at $729.99 on Newegg.com

US retailer Newegg.com leaked pricing of its reference design Radeon R9 290X graphics cards. An MSI-branded reference-design card got its own store page with its pricing redacted, but Newegg did a sloppy job at that. On close inspection of the HTML code of the page, we discovered the pricing value intended for that page to be US $729.99 (excl. taxes). Given that Newegg.com tends to add $10 to $30 on MSRP, pricing of the R9 290X is likely to have been set at $699 (excl. taxes).
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126 Comments on Radeon R9 290X Priced at $729.99 on Newegg.com

#1
btarunr
Editor & Senior Moderator
FAQ #1: But it says "Battlefield 4 included," so this must be the costlier BF4 Edition?
Ans: No. BF4 Edition is a different SKU, which includes BF4 Premium key. BF4 (standard edition) is set to be already part of a Never Settle bundle that R9 290 series owners will be eligible for.
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#2
urza26
BF4 (standard edition) is set to be already part of a Never Settle bundle that R9 290 series owners will be eligible for.
I reckon all new R9 (or maybe even R7) cards will have BF4 available through Never Settle? Seeing all the marketing from AMD about how they optimized BF4 for AMD, etc.
I for one would be pissed if it wasn't the case.
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#3
arterius2
BAHAHA, I chuckled at all the AMD fanboys who thought these cards would be selling at $599 and 'utterly destroy Nvidia'.
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#4
Prima.Vera
by: arterius2
BAHAHA, I chuckled at all the AMD fanboys who thought these cards would be selling at $599 and 'utterly destroy Nvidia'.
Calling another a fanboy, it just makes you the opposite fanboy. ;)
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#5
douglatins
Oh well, dreams destroyed, then again i just bought a 500usd wheel, so i dont really want to need this lol
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#6
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: arterius2
BAHAHA, I chuckled at all the AMD fanboys who thought these cards would be selling at $599 and 'utterly destroy Nvidia'.
If it's priced similar to the GTX 780 and is faster it's a win. And it's the way of things.
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#7
Dj-ElectriC
by: arterius2
BAHAHA, I chuckled at all the AMD fanboys who thought these cards would be selling at $599 and 'utterly destroy Nvidia'.
Honey, this will not sell at 729$ street price but a much lower one.
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#8
sunweb
Maybe its first day prices and they will go down in a week or two as usual.
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#9
HisDivineOrder
Not surprised. I wonder how much truth there was to that report I read that the BF4 Edition is part of a very limited sales run. If so, you don't have much time to wait for prices to drop...
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#10
night.fox
as usual of course.. launch price.... sooner price will fall... but how soon?
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#11
Footman
Disappointed if this is actual list price on day one. I would have purchased at $599. Right now I have 15% off a new EVGA Classified GTX 780 HydroCopper, brings the price to $705 inc tax and shipping. Somehow seeing leaked specs and comparisons to the Titan I imagine that the performance will be about the same as an overclocked GTX 780. It would have been nice to have the R9 at $599 with a copy of BF4 thrown in. Well a guy can dream can't he?
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#12
Footman
I was unable to find any reference to price in the code just now!
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#13
buildzoid
Uh guys these are pre orders not day one prices because the NDA doesn't even lift until the 15th and so newegg is obviously trying to cash in all the people who want to get the card asap also this might be the BF4 edition and as such definitely doesn't the same price as the card on day one.
BTW new egg just tore down all the prices and you can't buy the card
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#14
AsRock
TPU addict
by: Footman
Disappointed if this is actual list price on day one. I would have purchased at $599. Right now I have 15% off a new EVGA Classified GTX 780 HydroCopper, brings the price to $705 inc tax and shipping. Somehow seeing leaked specs and comparisons to the Titan I imagine that the performance will be about the same as an overclocked GTX 780. It would have been nice to have the R9 at $599 with a copy of BF4 thrown in. Well a guy can dream can't he?
BF4 thrown in, o please you make it sound like it's a free game haha..


I'll wait till prices drop even to the point the coupons expire as BF4 is not my kinda game.

Anyways too expensive even with no added tax from egg so i will just play the waiting game. How ever i tell ya what it bee a XFX with a lifetime warranty and no very sad MSI with 1 year and Sapphire with it''s low 2.
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#15
Assimilator
by: Prima.Vera
Calling another a fanboy, it just makes you the opposite fanboy. ;)
By that "logic", calling you a Republican makes me a Democrat.
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#16
Footman
by: AsRock
BF4 thrown in, o please you make it sound like it's a free game haha..


I'll wait till prices drop even to the point the coupons expire as BF4 is not my kinda game.

Anyways too expensive even with no added tax from egg so i will just play the waiting game. How ever i tell ya what it bee a XFX with a lifetime warranty and no very sad MSI with 1 year and Sapphire with it''s low 2.
Guess I can wait a little longer, sold my SLI setup so that I could buy a single card this time round. I have until the 10 Oct to use my 15% discount with EVGA, so perhaps some more information on the R9 will surface.

Warranty sucks...
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#17
RCoon
Forum Gypsy
by: Assimilator
By that "logic", calling you a Republican makes me a Democrat.
By some kind of logic, implying somebody is anything, with a derrogatory implication, then you yourself are considered to be of opposite standing.
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#19
haswrong
by: lemonadesoda
Too expensive. Doesnt change the landscape.
a mood changer maybe :laugh: :cry: :laugh: :cry: :banghead:
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#21
Crap Daddy
by: Frick
If it's priced similar to the GTX 780 and is faster it's a win. And it's the way of things.
I don't think so. It's five months since the 780 is out, overclocked versions which are faste r than Titan can be had for 670$ and they also bundle a $50 game. The price bar for best in line has been raised to ridiculous levels and AMD is just happy to play along. So now everytime a card is faster than the previous generation you add 150$ on top? Maxwell will follow next year and what? Another hundred on top? Wait, maybe a fully enabled GK110 will hit the market sooner bundled with a game for a hundred more.
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#23
erocker
AMD. You kinda suck.

Time to work on other projects for me. Console + GTA V, here I come. Heh heh.
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#24
sweet
by: erocker
AMD. You kinda suck.

Time to work on other projects for me.
A post like this from a senior mod???
Tech Power Up, it's meant to be played??
j/k
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#25
NeoXF
I think I'm gonna start calling you people (well, most of you'z), "speculation lurkers" or crawlers... Since most of you just seem to go batshit reaction crazy from rumors, speculation, non-official, leaked (and so on) stuff all the time...
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