AMD cuts price on 300 & Fury GPUs

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Techhog

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Prices were, as expected, temporary cuts.
With the exception of the R9 270, all of them are back to the higher price.

People jump the gun on "news" like this, while there still isn't a thread here about about AMD's recent next-gen slides. Typical.

It looks like PowerColor's Fiji cards are still on sale.
 

RussianSensation

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Prices were, as expected, temporary cuts.
With the exception of the R9 270, all of them are back to the higher price.

Ya, the super sales with AMEX/VISA Checkout combos that resulted in $225-230 R9 290/970 around Black Friday were the best deals. Now prices of R9 390 and especially 970 have crept back up closer to $300.

390 = $280
390X = $375
Fury = $480
Fury X = $570


970 loud blower = $280
970 after-market = $295
980 $470 - absurd. This is the perfect time to sell a used 980 and jump on a 980Ti when prices on the mid-range Maxwell are this high for what is clearly an overpriced card
980Ti = $600

980 continues to be the worst priced high-end card on the market. Who buys that at $470? :whiste: Literally the worst priced GPU in the $280-600 segment.
 
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Head1985

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no change in price here in czech republic.Same overpriced 28nm crap :D
Cheapest prices:
GTX980TI 768USD
GTX980- 580USD
GTX970 380USD

390-368USD
390x 480USD
 

RussianSensation

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no change in price here in czech republic.Same overpriced 28nm crap :D
Cheapest prices:
GTX980TI 768USD
GTX980- 580USD
GTX970 380USD

390-368USD
390x 480USD

It could be much worse, like living in Kiev.

Here is a list of Canadian prices, converted to USD per Newegg.ca after shipping and taxes:

GTX980Ti = 700 USD
980 = 526 USD
970 = 348 USD

390 = 330 USD
390X = 465 USD
Fury = 585 USD
Nano = 660 USD
Fury X = 719 USD

Yay! Cannot wait to spend that to play console to PC ports/PC games designed for PS4 with sprinkled GWs. :D
 

RussianSensation

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Most funny thing is that i buy GTX970 in launch day and they now cost even more because strong dolar.
I have gigabyte G1 gaming

GTX970 G1 23.9 2014 9490czk
GTX970 G1 today 9.12 2015 9949czk
http://www.czc.cz/gigabyte-gtx970-g1-gaming-graphics-card-4gb/160240/produkt

Its really bullshit these prices today.I might even sell it for almost same price.

BestBuy Canada had Zotac 970 for $354.99-369.99 and now it's over $400 one year later.

If you can time the resale of your 970 well, you might be able to step up to next gen cards without losing much in resale value. :thumbsup:

I expect things to get much worse for Canada though with U.S. raising interest rates and the price of oil dropping more or at least remaining at a low level for the next 6+ months. Next gen cards over here will cost even more than the Maxwell/R9 300/Fury generation. I don't care too much though because almost all modern AAA PC games are just console to PC ports or PC games designed to work on current gen consoles. Almost no one is pushing the envelope. In 2016, I expect just a handful of games to impress from a technical point of view. Cases where performance will be poor on HD7970Ghz CF @ 1080P are probably going to be from companies like Ubisoft who cannot optimize most of their games or games from firms who refuse to get multi-GPU scaling to work.

The irony is the best looking PC game of 2015 flies on HD7990, even at 1440P.

I also don't see any value in dropping a lot of $$ to max out unimpressive GWs features that absolutely cripple performance. As long as these trends continue, I have no reason to get a new high-end GPU, especially when cards like the Fury X/980Ti are approaching $1000 CDN after taxes. Like really, I am going to spend that much $ to max out ugly & unoptimized games like JC3 or FO4? :sneaky:

I feel like this is going to be a big problem for GPU makers soon, which is why I predict most of them focusing their marketing efforts on 120-144Hz 1440P gaming and 4K next gen because it's going to be very hard to sell us on next gen PC gaming graphics as the reason to upgrade.
 
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tential

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The reason I bought my R9 290 at $200, is because I thought I might be able to sell it later for $200. I'm willing to bet that 2 months before nodeshrink GPUs come out, I can sell my R9 290 at a profit lol.
 

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The problem with the Fury is its a triple slot monster which really sucks for board and case choices if you plan to Crossfire...
 

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Ya, the super sales with AMEX/VISA Checkout combos that resulted in $225-230 R9 290/970 around Black Friday were the best deals. Now prices of R9 390 and especially 970 have crept back up closer to $300.

390 = $280
390X = $375
Fury = $480
Fury X = $570


970 loud blower = $280
970 after-market = $295
980 $470 - absurd. This is the perfect time to sell a used 980 and jump on a 980Ti when prices on the mid-range Maxwell are this high for what is clearly an overpriced card
980Ti = $600

980 continues to be the worst priced high-end card on the market. Who buys that at $470? :whiste: Literally the worst priced GPU in the $280-600 segment.

Weird I thought those prices looked a little funny for USA so I checked newegg just now, and the cheapest GTX 980 is $449 w/ $30 MIR + AAA game. The cheapest 390x is currently $399 w/ $20 MIR. So we're looking at a 390x for $380 or a GTX 980 for ~$400 after selling the game code.

I'd take the $400 GTX 980 over the $380 390x any day of the week for it's better thermal merits and overclocking, and at $400 I don't think it's a bad value at all relative to the rest of the market (not the greatest, but certainly not out of line).
 
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tential

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Weird I thought those prices looked a little funny for USA so I checked newegg just now, and the cheapest GTX 980 is $449 w/ $30 MIR + AAA game. The cheapest 390x is currently $399 w/ $20 MIR. So we're looking at a 390x for $380 or a GTX 980 for ~$400 after selling the game code.

I'd take the $400 GTX 980 over the $380 390x any day of the week for it's better thermal merits and overclocking, and at $400 I don't think it's a bad value at all relative to the rest of the market (not the greatest, but certainly not out of line).

Deals change daily... so yes, there will be times where people pick a certain GPU over the other given promotions, how they use the card, ports needed, etc.

That shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.
 

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Deals change daily... so yes, there will be times where people pick a certain GPU over the other given promotions, how they use the card, ports needed, etc.

That shouldn't be a surprise to anyone.

Just checked before visiting this thread and seeing your post, and prices I quoted yesterday remain in effect. I realize prices are fluid on products that have significant time on the market, which is why I checked on my own originally, then chimed in.
 

RussianSensation

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Just checked before visiting this thread and seeing your post, and prices I quoted yesterday remain in effect. I realize prices are fluid on products that have significant time on the market, which is why I checked on my own originally, then chimed in.

That wasn't his point at all. His point was that when price comparisons were made by myself and others, the prices you quoted weren't available. We all know that 980 has dropped as low as $405 for the MSI Gaming version last month but since prices change so often, it's impossible to be accurate without updating them daily.

For instance, you found a lower price on the 980 but you didn't mention how the other NV cards I linked went up in price:

Asus I quoted for $280 is now $310.

After-market 970 I quoted for $295 is now $325.

980TI I linked for $600 is now $625.

On the AMD side,

The 390 I posted is now $290.

390X I posted is sold out.

Fury I posted for $480 is now $530.

The point we were trying to make is that these price cuts were just a term WCCFtech made up as click bait for both AMD and NV articles. The average prices have gone up across the board from the big sales we saw leading up to and including Cyber Monday. Therefore, it does not appear that AMD/NV have officially cut prices just yet.

I'd take the $400 GTX 980 over the $380 390x any day of the week for it's better thermal merits and overclocking, and at $400 I don't think it's a bad value at all relative to the rest of the market (not the greatest, but certainly not out of line).

Ya, I would take a $410 980 over a $390 390X but between both of those, I'd take neither overall.

On most YouTube channels that do GPU recommendations/new PC builds do as well, this is the same consensus. I've never seen any prominent, unbiased YouTuber or a recent unbiased PC build guide recommend a 980. Anywhere I look, the recommendations are 970/390 (or 390X if you can find it for cheap) OR go all the way up to the 980Ti. Looking at 1080P benches, what does $100+ spent on 980 get you over 970/390? Not much. For 1440P, 980's advantage withers to single digits.
http://tpucdn.com/reviews/Gigabyte/GTX_980_Ti_Waterforce/images/perfrel_2560_1440.png

980 and even the Fury for $400+ are both no-man's land GPUs. With more than a decade of GPU history behind us (570 vs. 580, 6950 vs. 6970, 5850 vs. 5870, 670 vs. 680, 6800GT vs. 6800U, X800XT vs. X850XT PE, etc.), we can state without a shadow of a doubt that extra $ spent on the 980 is better utilized by reselling the 970/390/290X next year and getting a newer $399 card. I would also easily take a Core i7 6700K/5820K (6800K) rig with a 970/390 over an i5 6600K + GTX980/390X/Fury. $100 towards an i7 CPU goes a long way.
 
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MustISO

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Looking to buy something soon but so far none of these price drops (on either side) seem to be materializing. I know they will drop the moment I buy a card.
 

Seba

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Looking to buy something soon but so far none of these price drops (on either side) seem to be materializing. I know they will drop the moment I buy a card.
I need a graphics card too. So go ahead, buy one already so the prices can drop. :)
 

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Looking to buy something soon but so far none of these price drops (on either side) seem to be materializing. I know they will drop the moment I buy a card.

I know.... really wanting a r9 390. Should have hopped on all the deals around black friday but I thought if I waited a few more weeks maybe I'd be able to do even better. How wrong I was...

So what's the best deal going for a r9 390 now? I'm partial to Sapphire and kind of Larry of that Power Color card for $309.99.
 

3DVagabond

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They are now coming out with 4GB versions. In all likelihood that's to help prop the price of the 8GB versions up for a while.
 

3DVagabond

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So any idea what pricing will be like on the 4gb model and when they will be available?

The only thing I've read is that XFX and Powercolor are going to release versions with the same cooler as their 390 but Sapphire is using a new dual fan cooler instead of the Tri-X.

If pricing follows typical AMD it'll be whatever it should be +$50. lol