Sunday, April 20th 2014

Radeon R9 295X2 Starts Selling

The flagship graphics card from AMD, Radeon R9 295X2, started selling, and is listed by leading retailers worldwide. AMD set the MSRP of this card at US $1,499, the pre-tax price could swing by ±5%. At that price, the R9 295X2 is the costliest reference-design graphics card by AMD, and is currently the fastest one money can buy. A dual-GPU on a stick solution with two 28 nm "Hawaii" GPUs, the R9 295X2 features a total of 5,632 GCN2 stream processors (2,816 per GPU), 352 TMUs (176 per GPU), 128 ROPs (64 per GPU), and a total of 8 GB of memory, across two 512-bit wide memory interfaces. The card is cooled by a factory-fitted water-cooling solution by Asetek.
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17 Comments on Radeon R9 295X2 Starts Selling

#2
Bytales
n0tiert said:
since they priced the r295x2 for $1499 it hits the stores in europe for € 1499


http://www.alternate.de/PowerColor/R9-295X2-Grafikkarte/html/product/1136763?

thats a price difference on current rate:

1.499,0000 Dollar = 1.084,6599 Euro

406 Euro damn

for that i almost buy a r290x are they nuts ?
Yah, 1100 EUR i would spend for the card, but 1500, no thanks ! d rather get something from nvidia, or 2 8 gb 290x, or maybe even wait for ARES III
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#4
lZKoce
Prima.Vera said:
Yep, this is how the prices look in Europe. 1500€, and that if you are lucky.

But that's nothing. Check out what grotesque prices those guys have in Japan: :)))))))))))))
http://kakaku.com/item/K0000645313/shop9563/?lid=shop_itemview_shopname

2145$ !!!! You're kidding me, right??? looool :)))))))))
Ahahah, thanks for the link man :) And I thought EU was messed up when it comes to HW pricing :D
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#6
john_
Taxes here are making dollars equal to euros most of the times. So yes, when you read $1499 you do expect 1499€ and not 1100€.
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#7
64K
I know our fellow gamers in the UK pay a 20% VAT on imports. If the EU has a similar policy then that would account for some of the difference but certainly not all. What amazes me is when Steam prices a game in the US at $59.99 and prices the game in Euros at €59.99. Currently a Euro is worth $1.38.
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#8
Fourstaff
Coin miners going to clean this up like every other Radeon?
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#9
john_
At 1500 dollars/euros I don't think many are interested in this card. So, who really cares? Maybe a few hundred or a single digit thousands. Those with money in the pocket for a card like this I bet they moved/will move, before miners realize this card exists.
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#10
micropage7
thats pretty high
US $1,499 in indonesia just add 0000 = 14.990.000 at least
OMG with that price i can get old corolla
but i guess in short moment AMD would release the lower one since they create big gap from previous product
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#11
HTC
64K said:
I know our fellow gamers in the UK pay a 20% VAT on imports. If the EU has a similar policy then that would account for some of the difference but certainly not all. What amazes me is when Steam prices a game in the US at $59.99 and prices the game in Euros at €59.99. Currently a Euro is worth $1.38.
Lucky for us Portuguese dudes, we only pay 23% tax ... AWESOME ...

I recently bought Diablo III's expansion, Reaper of Souls and it cost me 40€. It was on sale for $40 in the US, @ the time.
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#12
Bytales
I guess ill wait and see how the prices will be in 2 months. First i got to get me a CPU upgrade, and then ill see what is on the market. Perhaps in 2 months time prices will drop / or we will hear more about ARES III, and or the 8gb radeon versions.

The CPU upgrade is gonna cost me dearly though. 2x2690v2 ouch !
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#13
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
I just can't believe people still don't understand how taxes works.
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#14
john_
Bytales said:
I guess ill wait and see how the prices will be in 2 months. First i got to get me a CPU upgrade, and then ill see what is on the market. Perhaps in 2 months time prices will drop / or we will hear more about ARES III, and or the 8gb radeon versions.

The CPU upgrade is gonna cost me dearly though. 2x2690v2 ouch !
You are about to spend over $4000 for the two processors
http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16819116927
but you are going too wait 2 months to see if 295X2 will drop a hundred dollars or more?
Does not compute.
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#15
Wittermark
The reason people go for watercooling is to eliminate fans on the card and dust buildup all together, this is sort of in conflict with that reasoning. If I were to buy this card I'd still want to take off the cooler and do a full loop instead.
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#16
night.fox
South Korea is selling at 2k USD :banghead::banghead::banghead:
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#17
Prima.Vera
night.fox said:
South Korea is selling at 2k USD :banghead::banghead::banghead:
Same in Japan and Australia.
I guess U.S. is the only privileged country who has those prices.
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