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Really knuckle? You actually expect the two listed under 600 to be wrong and newegg to be right?

I would be HIGHLY surprised if AMD listed this card at at $599 or less. Personally, I pretty much expect it to be listed at about $649.

At that price, it would be right in line with the GTX 780 which it SLIGHTLY beats, and well below the current price of $999 for the Titan.

AMD would have a slight advantage over the GTX 780 (aside from heat and power draw) and be at a reasonable price. I doubt nVidia will drop the price more than $150 on the Titan, so that will put it at $849. That will give nVidia profit for a having the fastest single GPU card out there, and the R9 290X will be $200 less and NEARLY as fast as a Titan.

AMD would be STUPID to lower the price below $599. It would already be $50 less than the GTX 780 and more powerful. If AMD did that, they would just be pissing away profit. Further, if it does indeed beat the Titan, then AMD would REALLY be crazy to go below the $599 mark and basically sell a card that is more powerful than a Titan for $400 less (at current prices).

Think about it.
Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 10/16/13 at 12:09pm
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At $650, I would personally have a hard time justifying a day 1 buy when compared to tested cards like the 780 Classified.
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I would be HIGHLY surprised if AMD listed this card at at $599 or less. Personally, I pretty much expect it to be listed at about $649.

At that price, it would be right in line with the GTX 780 which it SLIGHTLY beats, and well below the current price of $999 for the Titan.

AMD would have a slight advantage over the GTX 780 (aside from heat and power draw) and be at a reasonable price. I doubt nVidia will drop the price more than $150 on the Titan, so that will put it at $849. That will give nVidia profit for a having the fastest single GPU card out there, and the R9 290X will be $200 less and NEARLY as fast as a Titan.

AMD would be STUPID to lower the price below $599. It would already be $50 less than the GTX 780 and more powerful. If AMD did that, they would just be pissing away profit. Further, if it does indeed beat the Titan, then AMD would REALLY be crazy to go below the $599 mark and basically sell a card that is more powerful than a Titan for $400 less (at current prices).

Think about it.

Lowest 290X in the states is listed for 555.99.

http://www.antarespro.com/8054900-item-SAPPHIRE-21226-00-40G.aspx

Perhaps Amd wants to gain market share by getting the message to the consumers that we wont rip you off like Nvidia will? biggrin.gif
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Lowest 290X in the states is listed for 555.99.

http://www.antarespro.com/8054900-item-SAPPHIRE-21226-00-40G.aspx

Perhaps Amd wants to gain market share by getting the message to the consumers that we wont rip you off like Nvidia will? biggrin.gif

And Newegg lists it at $9999.99 ... how about we split the difference and call the real launch price $4800? rolleyes.gif

Bottom line, all that non-name company is doing is putting are really lowball price down there that has no basis in truth just so when people go a Google search for R9 290X and click the "shopping" price, their web site gets thrown to the top of the list.

Welcome to search engine scamming 101.
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AMD is not nvidia .
Launching that product at 550 $ is still a great profit for them.

We are getting brainwashed by the stupid high prices nvidia have started to put up.
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hmmm i think it would still be a bargain @ $650 if it is as optimised for bf4 as they say.(from a battlefield fan gaming perspective)

But yeah no need to overlook the 780, wait for confermation on the R9 290x's OC ability and performance(legit proof)
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AMD is not nvidia .
Launching that product at 550 $ is still a great profit for them.

We are getting brainwashed by the stupid high prices nvidia have started to put up.

This times a million. Also, there's a pretty big difference between $550 and $650... at $650, it's basically a 50/50 choice on picking a custom 780 or a 290X. At $550, there's no reason NOT to buy a 290X. Big difference in terms of how many cards you can sell right there, IMO.
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There is something there if AMD try to position themselves as the "on the side of the consumer guy" but undercutting Nvidia by so much for the flagship GPU is... extreme. Especially considering how good value a 290 at $450 would be.
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And Newegg lists it at $9999.99 ... how about we split the difference and call the real launch price $4800? rolleyes.gif

Bottom line, all that non-name company is doing is putting are really lowball price down there that has no basis in truth just so when people go a Google search for R9 290X and click the "shopping" price, their web site gets thrown to the top of the list.

Welcome to search engine scamming 101.

We'll find out in about a week biggrin.gif
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AMD is not nvidia .
Launching that product at 550 $ is still a great profit for them.

We are getting brainwashed by the stupid high prices nvidia have started to put up.

You mean like when AMD priced their 7990 at $999?

PLEASE. rolleyes.gif


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We'll find out in about a week biggrin.gif

More like 2, and yes we will.

Trust me, I hope it is that low. If it is, then that will just mean that nVidia will give a deeper cut to their GTX 780 and Titan in a month, and maybe another deep cut when the 8xx series comes out in 2-5 months and nVidia once again, regains the title of the fastest card king.



As far as other sources (other than Newegg) who put the price higher ...

Edited by 47 Knucklehead - 10/16/13 at 1:34pm
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