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AMD To Slash Price Of R9 295X2 By $500

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AMD has slashed the price of the R9 295X2 by $500, although it might not be for long.

Not only did AMD just launch the Radeon R9 285 graphics card (and with it plenty of vendor iterations), it also announced a very, very interesting promotion. For an unstated period of time, the dual-GPU liquid-cooled Radeon R9 295X2 will sell for prices as low as $999, which is $500 less than the $1,499 MSRP.

An AMD spokesperson told us that the price will start appearing at various e-tailers sometime this week or early next week. The promotion is temporary, although we don't know for how long.


AMD did not mention why it will be offering such heavy discounts on the card, although we do have one theory: Nvidia cut the price of the GTX Titan Z by about a third, but that was only for system builders. Perhaps this is just an effort from AMD's PR team to show that it can do better. After all, this promotion will be available to consumers directly, and it's still around half the cost of the discounted GTX Titan Z, which now goes to OEMs for just under $2000.

Read more about the AMD Radeon R9 295X2 here.

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    kinggremlin , September 3, 2014 10:25 AM
    Wow, this is great news for both people who are out of their mind enough to spend $1000 on a gaming video card, but not totally out of their mind enough to spend $1500.
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    de5_Roy , September 3, 2014 9:33 AM
    good move, amd.
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    Phillip Wager , September 3, 2014 9:41 AM
    at $1000 i would strongly consider one especially for that cooling solution.
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  • 24 Hide
    de5_Roy , September 3, 2014 9:33 AM
    good move, amd.
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    patrick47018 , September 3, 2014 9:36 AM
    That'd be great!
  • 19 Hide
    Phillip Wager , September 3, 2014 9:41 AM
    at $1000 i would strongly consider one especially for that cooling solution.
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    Amdlova , September 3, 2014 10:14 AM
    1000 us for a 295!!! its amazing... i think the people will sell the titans and get onboard with amd... nice move amd.
  • 26 Hide
    kinggremlin , September 3, 2014 10:25 AM
    Wow, this is great news for both people who are out of their mind enough to spend $1000 on a gaming video card, but not totally out of their mind enough to spend $1500.
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    agentbb007 , September 3, 2014 10:45 AM
    Wow that's a pretty large discount. I just got my ASUS ROG Swift PG278Q so I'm fully invested in Nvidia for the foreseeable future but great to see competition gleaning rewards for customers.
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    Chris Droste , September 3, 2014 10:45 AM
    so...who's gonna quadfire this beast with an X99 board, a 5930k, and 32GB of DDR4 Corsair Vengeance memory?
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    AsTheDeath , September 3, 2014 11:25 AM
    So this card, which performance-wise competes with the Titan Z, continues to be priced so much cheaper than that card that it's not exactly clear to me how Nvidia can still sell the damn thing. It seems to me that the Titan Z is just ridiculously overpriced.
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    Foxcat , September 3, 2014 11:58 AM
    Wow, that's nice!
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    gear999 , September 3, 2014 12:21 PM
    1/3rd of Titan Z price.
    Better cooling than Titan Z.
    Better performance than Titan Z.

    Just invest in two 295x2's for $2000 and get twice the performance of Titan Z for $1000 cheaper :p 
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    oxxfatelostxxo , September 3, 2014 12:34 PM
    Quote:
    so...who's gonna quadfire this beast with an X99 board, a 5930k, and 32GB of DDR4 Corsair Vengeance memory?


    I could be wrong since I havnt been keeping up on tech as much as I used too but pretty sure you can only run dual cards for dual gpu cards. sli max support of 4 cores.
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    delellod123 , September 3, 2014 1:13 PM
    Quote:
    Quote:
    so...who's gonna quadfire this beast with an X99 board, a 5930k, and 32GB of DDR4 Corsair Vengeance memory?


    I could be wrong since I havnt been keeping up on tech as much as I used too but pretty sure you can only run dual cards for dual gpu cards. sli max support of 4 cores.


    295 is onboard crossfire X2. add another 295 and it is Quadfire
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    delellod123 , September 3, 2014 1:16 PM
    a 295xis onboard Crossfirex2. add another 295x and you have Quadfire
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    nebun , September 3, 2014 2:32 PM
    this should tell you how much the markup for these so called "dual gpu" cards is....i would really like to know much it really cost to manufacture these cards
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    RCguitarist , September 3, 2014 2:45 PM
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    this should tell you how much the markup for these so called "dual gpu" cards is....i would really like to know much it really cost to manufacture these cards


    $300 is my guess. $45 for a gtx 760 probably.
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    soccerplayer88 , September 3, 2014 2:55 PM
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    this should tell you how much the markup for these so called "dual gpu" cards is....i would really like to know much it really cost to manufacture these cards


    It would probably make you sick to your stomach. Well maybe not really that much.

    Back in the day, there were some articles released about BOM (Bill of Materials). The PCX 5750 (Nvidia) GPU chip itself cost roughly $58, PCB roughly $14 and the memory ran about $28 (or 8 modules x $3.50).

    In total that card would cost just under $100, whereas during their release sold for $200.

    Of course you should take account for R&D and NVIDIA/AMD partner shipping/bundles/cables/etc. And of course these guys are a business and businesses are there to make money.

    Here's an older example:

    http://i.imgur.com/vkRDt.jpg (From Mercury Research)
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    SirTrollsALot , September 3, 2014 2:56 PM
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    this should tell you how much the markup for these so called "dual gpu" cards is....i would really like to know much it really cost to manufacture these cards


    Manufacturing is pennies on the dollar, its the cost of the RAM and GPU. I guess it depends on how RAM and GPU you can buy bulk... I would even speculate the RAM on higher end cards may cost more then the GPU!
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    ekagori , September 3, 2014 3:02 PM
    Hmmmmm.... if I could only convince the wife this card makes sense.....
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    ekagori , September 3, 2014 3:02 PM
    Hmmmmm.... if I could only convince the wife this card makes sense........
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    aberkae , September 3, 2014 3:46 PM
    The gtx 780 ti directcu ii flavor fell to $529 after mir and code @ newegg as well.
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