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AMD To Slash Price Of R9 295X2 By $500

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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  • de5_Roy
    good move, amd.
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  • patrick47018
    That'd be great!
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  • Phillip Wager
    at $1000 i would strongly consider one especially for that cooling solution.
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  • Amdlova
    1000 us for a 295!!! its amazing... i think the people will sell the titans and get onboard with amd... nice move amd.
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  • kinggremlin
    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
    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
    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
    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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  • Wow, that's nice!
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  • gear999
    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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