Dual-GPU Radeon R9 295X2 drops another $200
Is the best offense a good defense, or is the best defense a good offense? We’re not sure, though it looks like AMD has decided to run with the latter – dual-GPU Radeon R9 295X2 graphics cards can now be found on Newegg for around $770, seemingly indicating that AMD has gone on the offensive and slashed the price of its flagship card by about another $200. Bear in mind that when these cards launched earlier this year, they were selling for nearly twice as much at $1,500.
There has been chatter that AMD will release new Hawaii cards next year, though heading into the holiday shopping season, the company doesn’t have any GPUs on tap, at least none that we’re aware of. That could be one reason for the sizable price cut.
The least expensive 295X2 on Newegg is the HIS Radeon R9 295X2. It’s listed at $770 with free shipping, no rebate or coupon code required, and it comes with Civilization: Beyond Earth. The card also qualifies for AMD’s Gold tier Never Settle Space Edition, which lets you choose three additional games from a selection of titles that include Thief, Watchdog, PayDay 2, Tomb Raider, Hitman Absolution, and more.
VisionTek, XFX, Sapphire, and Diamond also offer models on Newegg for at least a penny below $800.