AMD has gone ahead and cut the price of their Radeon R9 285 graphics card as the Spring PC upgrade season heats up. This is in a hope to get gamers to choose the R9 285 over NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 960. The card first launched with a MSRP of $249, which has not been brought down to $200 officially.
AMD of course has been following the GeForce GTX 970 memory controversy, which we have covered extensively. It looks like they are going to try and cash in on this by making all of their add-in board (AIB) partners lower their prices on their R9 290X, which does offer comparable performance to the GTX 970 down to as low as $299.
AMD has once again cut the prices of their R9 290 Series and R9 280 Series graphics cards. We of course assume this is better to compete with NVIDIA. The R9 290X, R9 290, R9 280 and R9 285 all see price cuts.
NVIDIA has officially slashed the price of their GeForce GTX 770 graphics card by 15% to take on AMD’s latest Radeon R9 285. The GeForce GTX 770 was first introduced in May of 2013 and priced at $399. The price was then adjusted to $329 when AMD introduced their Radeon R9 290.
AMD has just announced a $30 price cut for their Radeon R9 280 graphics card. Compared to the Radeon R9 280X the R9 280 has a few differences like a 20% lower clock speed, turbo speed, memory speed and less shaders and computing units.
It looks like NVIDIA was ready for AMD’s launch today and has cut the prices on two of their 600 series cards. The GTX 660 has been given a price cut down from $200 to $179. That means it can better compete with the R9 270X and the R7 260X as it will sit in between both cards.
AMD announced their dual-chip Radeon HD 7990 graphics card a few months back. When it was launched their price was set at $999 to compete with NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX 690 card. AMD will soon be unleashing a new generation of graphics card have given the Radeon HD 7990 a massive price cut bringing the price down to $699.