AMD's Dropping the R9 295X2 Price to $999 USD

Subject: General Tech, Graphics Cards | September 3, 2014 - 06:28 PM |
Tagged: amd, R9, r9 295x2, price cut

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While not fully in effect yet, AMD is cutting $500 off of the R9 295X2 price tag to $999 USD. Currently, there are two models available on Newegg USA at the reduced price, and one at Amazon for $1200. We expect to see other SKUs reduce soon, as well. This puts the water-cooled R9 295X2 just below the cost of two air-cooled R9 290X graphics cards.

If you were interested in this card, now might be the time (if one of the reduced units are available).

Source: Newegg
September 3, 2014 | 06:58 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Does this put pressure on the ridiculously overpriced $3000 Nvidia Titan Z?

September 3, 2014 | 07:05 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

The Titan Z is $1999 for OEMs. This is AMD's response.

September 4, 2014 | 04:39 AM - Posted by JohnGR

This price is for everyone, not OEMs. There is a HUGE difference.

September 4, 2014 | 10:39 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Nope.

September 3, 2014 | 07:18 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

$1,830 to be exact. http://www.techpowerup.com/mobile/204653/nvidia-cuts-geforce-gtx-titan-z...

September 3, 2014 | 10:40 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I rather not be forced to buy a entire system just to get the top tier card.

Looks like the 295x2 are going fast @ $999.99

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814125517&cm_re=R9...

http://www.newegg.com/Product/Product.aspx?Item=N82E16814150710&cm_re=R9...

September 3, 2014 | 07:19 PM - Posted by H1tman_Actua1

AMD show us your "free"sync monitors...Oh what they don't exist.

September 3, 2014 | 09:00 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Like the barely existing G-Sync ones lol. Even as a long-time Nvidia fanboy they're full of just as much shit on the adaptive refresh rates.

September 4, 2014 | 03:14 AM - Posted by Lithium (not verified)

yea yea
But it works in Surround...hehe

Between G-Sync and adaptive sync monitor I will choose G-Sync. Period

September 4, 2014 | 03:14 AM - Posted by Lithium (not verified)

yea yea
But it works in Surround...hehe

Between G-Sync and adaptive sync monitor I will choose G-Sync. Period

September 4, 2014 | 04:26 AM - Posted by mutantmagnet (not verified)

While I'm critical of AMDs freesync project I wouldn't be so childish to bring it up on an unrelated topic. Do you even have an opinion on this price reduction?

September 4, 2014 | 09:15 AM - Posted by funandjam

your comment = zzzzzzzzzZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz

September 3, 2014 | 07:26 PM - Posted by Dragan D (not verified)

i would love to see this in a fx9590 system and watch the power meter go :)

September 3, 2014 | 07:39 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Everything Nvidia can do, AMD can do cheaper, 999 vs 1999(OEMs only), if you're not an OEM that's 3 dual GPU core, with water cooling R9 295X2s for the price of one Titan Z, 3 to 1, for AMD, and the home system builder, what would 3 R9 295X2s get in the benchmarks, if they could even be on the same motherboard(?), compared to just one Titan Z, and a completely empty bank account.

September 3, 2014 | 09:12 PM - Posted by collie

I'm not sure if you can link 3 295x2s together. Wouldn't that be 6 way crossfirex? Can you do that?

September 4, 2014 | 10:52 PM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Sadly, this is more case of AMD "has to do cheaper", rather than "can do cheaper".

Also, the Titan Z was never a direct competitor to the 295X2. Just as anyone buying the 295X2 is thinking "Titan Z gaming performance for half the money", anyone getting a Titan Z will be thinking "2x Quadro K6000 compute for half the money."

September 5, 2014 | 12:03 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Nvidia marketed the titan z to gamers only. If you remember correctly then you would know during the titan z reveal they mentioned nothing about the professional market, only the gaming market. Nvidia would rather sell titan z to gamers, they want professionals to buy quadro. Nvidia fanboys like to claim that the titan z and 295x2 aren't competing products because blah blah blah. The 295x2 performs better than the titan z and costs half as much, only a true nvidiot would ignore these facts. Nvidia like to take advantage of people with more money than sense, and allow the rabid nvidiots to protect their brand on the interwebs.

September 5, 2014 | 04:50 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Well Said good sir! Very well said! I used to be an Nvidiot FanBoy then when I had so much crap with the Kepler GTX 660Ti like faulty silicon faulty PCB's I just gave up and to AMD's Similarly priced HD7870XT (HD7930) Still rocking it, works wonders. (I game on a tight budget!)

September 5, 2014 | 12:27 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

And they'll also be thinking 2x the 7970GHz computing power for 10 times the money !
Real treat !

September 3, 2014 | 09:15 PM - Posted by collie

15 mins ago it was $999 on newegg.ca, now it's back up to 1,699.99

September 4, 2014 | 03:59 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Lol soo fast , so much for being "Cheap"

September 5, 2014 | 10:58 PM - Posted by astrix (not verified)

The prices are still at $999.00 some sellers are selling for more or ther batches. Look again!

September 4, 2014 | 04:46 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

I just come to the comments to feed on the hate of selfimportant children.

September 4, 2014 | 08:53 AM - Posted by bill (not verified)

I live in Canada :((((((

September 4, 2014 | 10:05 AM - Posted by Alamo

scott michaud,
just to clarify, this is not a permanent price drop but rather a time limited promotion worldwide, if im not mistaken, and your article kinda say a price drop like permanent.

September 4, 2014 | 10:58 AM - Posted by Anonymous (not verified)

Great deal. Nvidia need to get off their high horse and start releasing some exciting products for reasonable prices.

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