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Radeon R9 290X Accidentally Priced at Online Retailer

Though we still don't have a release date, Newegg has priced AMD's upcoming Radeon R9 290X at $729.99 before tax. TechPowerUp reports that an MSI reference design got its own store page with redacted pricing but that the HTML page for the page revealed the pricing. This means the high-end R9 200X will likely carry a $699 price tag.

 

AMD unveiled its new Radeon R9 290X last week in Hawaii, describing the R9 and R7 series as 'the new GPUs for a new era in graphics.' The press NDA is scheduled to expire on October 15, just over two weeks from now. This expiration date was noted on the slides that AMD showed during a recent press event. Even though it's possible the NDA expiration date doesn't align with the date when the first cards will be hitting the market, it's possible AMD would want units available the same day consumers are reading reviews. Newegg's page doesn't offer any indication as to when the R9 290X will launch.

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  • jkhoward
    I will stick with my two 7970s.. Bad pricing on AMD's part.
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  • You don't have to tell us three times in a row, Howard.
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  • Derbixrace
    oh man, this would have been AMD's chance to let the prices for highend single GPU cards go down back to the 500 mark where they were :/



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  • computernerdforlife
    In regards to the 3 post issue: I think someone let the forum record skip, record skip, record skip.
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  • Sik_Sol
    So glad TechPowerUp keeps getting credit for finding the price in the page code...
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  • maxiim
    Who cares about AMDs pricing if this thing performs like a beast, like I've said before AMD needs to make cards priced similar to nVidia and AS good or perhaps better, only after that can they start undercutting nVidia for competitive products, their whole motto right now is "make subpar products for cheaper"
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  • BigMack70
    If true, then this needs to be noticeably faster than the Titan in order to not be a fail.

    This was AMD's chance to really slam Nvidia by releasing a card as fast as, if not faster than, the 780, for $100 less. Oh well.
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  • Derbixrace
    oh man, this would have been AMD's chance to let the prices for highend single GPU cards go down back to the 500 mark where they were :/



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  • clonazepam
    Post and resist the temptation to refresh the page right after. #newtechnerdgasm lol =)
    Can't wait to see the benchmarks!
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  • vmem
    this is misleading, for 2 reasons

    1. the source of the 'newegg price' is extracted from html code, thus not anywhere near as final as the article makes it sound

    2. this $729 price is for the pre-order Battlefield 4 bundle, and GUARANTEES release day shipping for the GPU. BF4 costs $60 by itself, and day-one shipping may come at a premium.

    Again, I'm not saying that the new card will cost $599, just saying that the article is a bit misleading
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