Comments on: AMD Cuts Radeon Prices – R9 290X to $399, R9 290 to $299 Gaming PC Hardware Reviews Fri, 08 Apr 2016 10:29:00 +0000 hourly 1 By: John Pombrio Sun, 16 Nov 2014 22:29:00 +0000 One thing that has not changed is that the R9 290X cards use twice as much power and run a lot hotter than NVidia’s Maxwell GTX970 and GTX980 cards. That causes noisy fans and increases your power bill which offsets any price advantage. AMD is trying the same old method against NVidia that it has done with Intel, if AMD cannot compete on specs, it keeps dropping the price or bundling in games.
At Amazon, there is only one AMD card in the top ten best selling computer graphics cards, an AMD card selling for $29.99. All the rest are NVidia cards selling for $130 to $590. It has like this ever since Maxwell was released. AMD needs more R&D, not cheaper cards.