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AMD Cashes in On GTX 970 Drama, Cuts R9 290X Price

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the price cuts are only in US. I dont know about europe. But same as you, here in korea it cost same as launch price.
There is no price cut here in Japan either. My girlfriend wants to buy one for The Sims 4 and Final Fantasy. Perhaps after a few days?
 

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I would argue that the store is the last (and only) link in the supply-chain between you and the product. So if you want a return, you should take it up with the store. PT has good consumer laws.


they said no because they have no recall order
 

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Good, hopefully nVidia follows and drops the 970 price so I can grab a second.
 
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Gigabyte's is the only one with 300$ price tag, the rest are 340-360
That's basically the same price it had for like couple of months now.
Fail to see that major price drop...
 
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@btarunr What's the source of that AMD propaganda image? Is it actually from AMD?
 

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NVIDIA dropped the ball so hard on that 970.
 
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Further lowing the price will only hurt the profit margin for AMD and their partners. Hawaii XT dies and 290X cards are not cheap to manufacture.

You totally missed the point, this move will broaden AMD's market share as well as solidify possible AMD customers to the brand. It's also a great way to move product which would happen anyways with the R9 300 series on the horizon. ;)
 
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Excited for the 380X already.....

You will have to wait a little bit.... well, a few months. :)

:( yet here in Australia they still run for roughly $500-$650+ depending on the model. Oh well...

Not much of a pain to die from. You can always ask a friend to import you one from elsewhere. :)

Good, hopefully nVidia follows and drops the 970 price so I can grab a second.

I would recommend to get rid of the nvidia and buy two 290Xs instead. I will insure and guarantee you a better user experience. :)
 
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I would recommend to get rid of the nvidia and buy two 290Xs instead. I will insure and guarantee you a better user experience. :)

Why would you recommend that? The 970 performs exactly the same now as it did before this whole wrong specs ordeal came to light.

Why would he dump a perfectly working card? As a user of both Nvidia and AMD cards, I can tell from personal experience they both have their pros and con's, but to be honest, if nvidia drops the price of the 970, getting a second card for cheap remains a perfectly viable option to current 970 owners, one I'm sure no one would regret
 
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Further lowing the price will only hurt the profit margin for AMD and their partners. Hawaii XT dies and 290X cards are not cheap to manufacture.

The beauty of mass production is that the marginal cost is quite small to spit out an extra widget after the design has been done and the manufacturing has been set up. AMD will not lose money by selling the 290x cheaper than the 970 at this point in time, and they will hopefully claw back some market share. AMD lost a lot of market share in 3&4th Q 2014. Any company that intends to stay in business cannot afford to let that happen.
 
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my XFX 290x DC doesn't get over 78c, my 290x reference under H20 doesn't break 40c.

Reference cooler? Yea, that's another story, lol

How many people buy reference cards anyway?
 
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That's a steal but I don't know anything about Powercolor. Are they a good quality brand that backs up their warranty well?

PowerColor = Good Quality, good RMA...
Only issue: The turboduo cards in 100% fan = LOUDEST DUAL FAN CARDS... just use automatic fan control and play quiet...
 
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That's a steal but I don't know anything about Powercolor. Are they a good quality brand that backs up their warranty well?

Was gonna ask the same question, anyone here care to share their thoughts on this particular card?
 
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So many Nvidia Fanboys...
U$ 280 After Rebate... R9 290X (non-Reference cooler)... 4GB VRAM - 512bits...
U$ 350 -> GTX 970 (msi or Asus) = 3,5GB VRAM - 256 bits....


You can pay JUST U$ 70 for 4,7 frames (the graph use an reference R9 290X)....
Temperature... Noise... etc... etc...

mine GTX 970 MSI gaming 4GB is coming home, but i'm not happy cause i'm going to use it on 3 FHD displays, and yes, need some extra video memory...
And? I have two 670's that devour that for less money.
 
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Damn you Amd. Just when I was thinking of selling my 290x you have to drop prices and drive the used price even lower.
 

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They've been around awhile. They are a low-end video card company, but are legit. Here are Newegg reviews on this specific card: http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814131569

Don't see any tests of this model, but lots of the 3 fan 290x.

Yeah, I had a quick look around for info and reviews on the 2 fan 290x and didn't find much. It seems the 290x PCS 3 fan is much more popular. I did find this on the 2 fan 290x

http://www.reddit.com/r/buildapcsales/comments/2s50zf/gpupowercolor_radeon_r9_290x_975mhz_4gb_26999/
 
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