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AMD Radeon R9 295X2 gets a 33% price cut

by Parm Mann on 6 September 2014, 09:55


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All signs suggest that next-generation PC graphics are now just around the corner, but for the savvy gamer, that usually means that current-generation bargains are to be had.

One that might have slipped under your radar is the Radeon R9 295X2. The obscenely-fast, dual-GPU behemoth was launched back in April with a staggering $1,499 price tag, and while the card still sits comfortably at the top of AMD's product stack, the manufacturer has this week cut the asking price to a more palatable $999.99. That's a $500 drop in just five months.

In the UK, Scan Computers has been one of the first to respond, and the retailer currently has an XFX derivative available to order at a cost of £699.95. It's worth noting that stock appears to be limited - the card is currently on pre-order only - but on the flip side it is eligible for AMD's Never Settle: Space Edition bundle, meaning a choice of three free games.

There has been no mention of whether or not this is a limited-time offer, but at the current price, the R9 295X2 costs roughly the same as two R9 290Xs, making it a particularly good deal for a single-card, liquid-cooled solution. Heck, if you really want to go crazy, a quad-GPU, dual-R9 295X2 setup would now set you back just £1,399.90. Bargain.

We're still talking big sums, but then this is a serious amount of horsepower, and if you're willing to throw the best part of £700 at a truly high-end graphics upgrade, the R9 295X2 is a noteworthy option for enthusiasts seeking 4K gaming potential.

Source: XFX Radeon R9 295 X2 Core Edition 8GB at Scan Computers

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Doesn't this work out as cheaper than a large percentage of the 290x's x2?
Goes to show how much of an mark up is on AMD and Nvidia GPUs. As you can see if they don't sell they will drop in price.

Still It's £700 for a GPU, obscene.
And an XFX one to boot… :-(
And an XFX one to boot… :-(

I would ordinarily agree with that assessment of XFX, but in this case, I think all the 295X2 cards are manufactured in the same facility. Each vendor just slaps their own branding on the cards (NVidia do much the same thing with most of their Titan range, I believe).
After my 290x being a pile of crap due to cards memory BSODing my pc in games, AMD can keep their crapping cards!