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    News - AMD Radeon R9 295X2 gets a 33% price cut

    Now available for under £700 and eligible for three free games.
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    Re: News - AMD Radeon R9 295X2 gets a 33% price cut

    Doesn't this work out as cheaper than a large percentage of the 290x's x2?

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    Re: News - AMD Radeon R9 295X2 gets a 33% price cut

    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.

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    Re: News - AMD Radeon R9 295X2 gets a 33% price cut

    And an XFX one to boot... :-(
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    Re: News - AMD Radeon R9 295X2 gets a 33% price cut

    Quote Originally Posted by Pleiades View Post
    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).

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    Re: News - AMD Radeon R9 295X2 gets a 33% price cut

    After my 290x being a pile of crap due to cards memory BSODing my pc in games, AMD can keep their crapping cards!

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    Re: News - AMD Radeon R9 295X2 gets a 33% price cut

    Quote Originally Posted by Defiant View Post
    After my 290x being a pile of crap due to cards memory BSODing my pc in games, AMD can keep their crapping cards!
    Erm, just RMA it?

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    Re: News - AMD Radeon R9 295X2 gets a 33% price cut

    Might be something else mate, how did you tracked it down to memory? When one of my NVidia video card memory died I used to get artefacts not bsod's, but yeah, just send it back?

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    Re: News - AMD Radeon R9 295X2 gets a 33% price cut

    Quote Originally Posted by bob3406 View Post
    Erm, just RMA it?
    I did after extensive tests on other bits of my PC, they claimed no issue and wouldn't replace it only send it back or refund it minus £50 for the use of the crappy AMD games bundle (How the heck am I to know the card is a dud) Anyway it was the memory as the only way to get it semi stable was to undervolt and underclock the card. I refuse to pay top pound for a pile of cack out the box.

    I'm now running a Inno3D GTX 780 iChill HerculeZ X3 Ultra DHS Edition 3GB with the same hardware with NO issues, check the net there is a crap ton of people with the same issue that I had when the card launched. Even the x2 is having issues. These cards are far to expensive in my view to be having issues like these out the box.

    No wonder a lot of people wont buy PC and stay console gamers :/

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    Re: News - AMD Radeon R9 295X2 gets a 33% price cut

    Quote Originally Posted by Defiant View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bob3406 View Post
    Erm, just RMA it?
    Anyway it was the memory as the only way to get it semi stable was to undervolt and underclock the card.
    It could as well be your PSU, you know? the 290X not only requires more juice, but also better quality PSUs as they are more sensitive to voltage drops than the Nvidia counterparts.

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    Re: News - AMD Radeon R9 295X2 gets a 33% price cut

    Quote Originally Posted by gonchuki View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by Defiant View Post
    Quote Originally Posted by bob3406 View Post
    Erm, just RMA it?
    Anyway it was the memory as the only way to get it semi stable was to undervolt and underclock the card.
    It could as well be your PSU, you know? the 290X not only requires more juice, but also better quality PSUs as they are more sensitive to voltage drops than the Nvidia counterparts.
    Juice isn't the issue, it's the current that they need. Some 850W PSUs can't supply enough current even though wattage would be enough.
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    Re: News - AMD Radeon R9 295X2 gets a 33% price cut

    Should be well prepared for 4k after this

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    Re: News - AMD Radeon R9 295X2 gets a 33% price cut

    At that price I'm tempted to grab one of these instead of a 780 Ti Classified. Still got a few weeks to decide

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