Recently, we reported that AMD had cut prices of its Radeon R9 Nano graphics card in order to better position it in the market. It seems that AMD may be doing the same thing with the Nano’s more powerful sibling, the air-cooled Radeon R9 Fury, which is the firm’s second most powerful single GPU graphics card, after their flagship, water-cooled R9 Fury X.
Sources Say AMD To Cut Prices Of R9 Fury GPUs
The news comes courtesy of KitGuru, which claims to have a source with information on the upcoming price cut. It also says that while the cuts are due to hit immediately, AMD is still mulling over exactly how much to drop the card in price. With the Fury’s closet competitor, the NVIDIA GTX 980 being priced at an MSRP of $499, which is ~$49 higher than the Fury’s current pricing, it is possible we’ll see cuts to match or even beat the NVIDIA card in pricing. While the R9 Fury does outperform the GTX 980 in most situations, it has had a difficult time keeping up with the GTX 980 in sales, and AMD clearly hopes to rectify that with this new pricing. No word on if these new cuts will also effect the Fury X pricing.
If you’re in the market for a high-end graphics this month, you may want to hold out a little longer.