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Radeon R9 290X Accidentally Priced at Online Retailer

By - Source: TechPowerUp | B 11 comments

Retailer Newegg let the cat out of the bag for the R9 290X pricing.

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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    Newbie349 , 3 October 2013 23:48
    Well this sucks Nvidia probably won't bring down the Titans price with this.
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    HEXiT , 4 October 2013 05:05
    yep. not cool. i thought amd were gonna give nvidia a bloody nose with the new range but it looks like they are just happy going toe to toe instead.
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    HEXiT , 4 October 2013 05:15
    yep. not cool. i thought amd were gonna give nvidia a bloody nose with the new range but it looks like they are just happy going toe to toe instead.
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    LePhuronn , 4 October 2013 09:10
    The Titan price would never come down because of the flagship status, extensive binning and 6GB RAM involved (same as the GTX 690 - that thing still goes for £800 because it's a special status card).

    And given how close in performance the GTX 780 is to the Titan I don't see it coming down in price much either because it adds even more reason to not getting a Titan.

    AMD have missed a trick in not undercutting Nvidia's insane pricing for their current top-end cards, but if people are willing to pay £350+ for a MID-range card then why not jump in at the same price point for a slice of that money?
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    Junoh315 , 4 October 2013 13:39
    I don't think it's a good idea to even get a Titan. Just keep that money handy and wait for the GTX 880. The 880 should be about as powerful as the Titan, if not more powerful.

    It's good to see that AMD is still competing with Nvidia though. It seemed like AMD was only good for low-budget PCs for a while.
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    HEXiT , 4 October 2013 14:49
    thats the point 4 years ago you could buy the top of the line single gpu for £300 now you cant buy the top of the line for x2 that... and these cards are bareley x2 the power they were 3 years ago. but cost more than x2 the price... nah there starting to take the micky out of gamers. seriously what happend to moors law with these 2.
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    HEXiT , 4 October 2013 14:52
    thats the point 4 years ago you could buy the top of the line single gpu for £300 now you cant buy the top of the line for x2 that... and these cards are bareley x2 the power they were 3 years ago. but cost more than x2 the price... nah there starting to take the micky out of gamers. seriously what happend to moors law with these 2.
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    acer0169 , 4 October 2013 22:23
    You all realise that the GTX 780 Lightning edition is already faster than the Titan in no end of different benchmarks and games? Only when they release Titan Ultra or whatever it was called will it be back on top by a long way.
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    acer0169 , 4 October 2013 22:24
    You all realise that the GTX 780 Lightning edition is already faster than the Titan in no end of different benchmarks and games? Only when they release Titan Ultra or whatever it was called will it be back on top by a long way.
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    Junoh315 , 7 October 2013 03:48
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    You all realise that the GTX 780 Lightning edition is already faster than the Titan in no end of different benchmarks and games? Only when they release Titan Ultra or whatever it was called will it be back on top by a long way.


    Well, actually the Titan is still better. The Titan has 10% more shader cores and twice the memory. This means that the Titan is better for multiple-monitor setups than the 780 Lightning. The core clock on the 780 lightning is higher than the Titan, but the 780 was also clocked at a higher speed, even if it was only about 25 MHz(Lightning Edition is about 120 MHz faster than the 780).

    To be honest, I can't wait until the performance benchmarks.

    EDIT: Until the 780 TI was announced. The Titan is no longer the best single card out there.
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    Mirakledba , 14 October 2013 21:48
    AMD makes better GPU's sometimes for cheaper prices, this is a let down.....NVIDIA might still have the titan in the lead as they probably will not drop the Titans price. 780 is close to this and cheaper....


    Lets hope all goes well.