AMD R9 price drops are only temporary - part of promotion

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  1. Hilbert Hagedoorn

    Hilbert Hagedoorn Don Vito Corleone Staff Member

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  2. icedman

    icedman Maha Guru

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    If these prices are only temporary theyre in trouble because the 970 is pretty equal to the 290x and is still cheaper and far more efficient.
     
  3. nanogenesis

    nanogenesis Maha Guru

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    Temporary? Seriously AMD?

    Guess those R9 290 price cuts will never arrive in my region and vendors are brain dead. Seriously selling a 4Gb GTX770 which says OC on it for more than a standard GTX970? You ought to be the dumbest IT seller.

    This is the main reason the GTX970 is out of stock everywhere in my region.
     
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    IT'S A LIE TO BOOST SALES!

    Take for example the m50 spaceship from Cloud imperium games, it was selling low until it was changed to a limited sale then everybody rushed to buy one!

    AMD probably took lessons from cig lol.
     

  5. Rich_Guy

    Rich_Guy Ancient Guru

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    Neo Cyrus Ancient Guru

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    I didn't see any price drops in Canadian stores either. Not even Newegg.ca.
     
  7. ---TK---

    ---TK--- Ancient Guru

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    Temporary?, those cards are not really relevant anymore with the release of maxwell, faster, lower tdp, lower temps, price of the 970, overclockability, the list goes on.
     
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    Someone gets it!
     
  9. Undying

    Undying Ancient Guru

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    Well, this is good for people who wants cheap good performing card like 280/X, 285. No everyone have 350Eur to throw on a GPU.
     
  10. GeniusPr0

    GeniusPr0 Maha Guru

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    bye amd
     

  11. Elder III

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    Temporary eh? Maybe I need to get an early XMas present instead of buying a second R9 290 sometime between Black Friday and New Years as I had planned.
     
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    AMD have to make this marketing trick. Watch the price in the close future, also the stock on Nvidia and AMD cards.
     
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    I buyed 2 R9 290 at NCIX.ca last wedsday, they was 299.99$ + free shipping.

    Good pick !
     
  14. -Tj-

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    Nice video card, crucial balistix 16 Gb :D


    OT let them I dont see all the fuzz, its only good for those that prefer AMD and like to get the best for their hard earned cash..
     
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  15. ManofGod

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    Now I am tempted to get a used R9 290 for crossfire. (Sheez, I thought he upgrade bug was dead to me. :D )
     

  16. xIcarus

    xIcarus Master Guru

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    This.
     
  17. evasiondutch

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    Don't know if AMD 295 2X also included in these temp price drops but it's now 950 euros here in Holland almost same price as Titan Black lol.
     
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    That photo, a 290X with a reference cooler, in an article about drastic price cuts, is so aptly symbolic.
     
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    Can get a custom 290x for only £240 here in the UK now, cheaper than a 970, steal of a price.
     
  20. fantaskarsef

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    I actually think it's a good sign for customers. I can imagine a few people investing in a second 280X/285 or 290X these days if they already have one, to skip another generation for good. Lower prices always are good for the people buying, there's hardly anything bad to be seen there imo.
     

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