AMD is cashing in on Nvidia’s woes with the GTX 970 by offering the R9 290X for under $300.
With the R9 290X Tri-X edition, the focus is on maximizing cooling during intensive workloads.
AMD is further reducing prices in a bid to make its high-end video cards more enticing to buyers.
AMD has been sending mixed signals about whether or not they are actually cutting the prices of its high-end GPUs for consumers as a response to Nvidia.
Nvidia (NASDAQ:NVDA) is highly coveted by gamers in India, but its high-end offerings have been prohibitive in terms of price. In a market that is inundated with budget offerings, the $900 (Rs. 54,000) asking figure for cards like the GTX 780 Ti has meant that gamers looking for a high-end solution have largely had to look to the likes of the R9 290X, which costs a full $175 (Rs. 10,500) less. That is no longer the case with Nvidia’s latest offerings in the GeForce GTX 900 series. The GTX 980 will be available at a retail price of $750 (Rs. 46,000), with the final price
The Nvidia GeForce GTX 980 is Nvidia’s latest and greatest graphics card featuring the company’s new Maxwell GPU architecture. Nvidia claims that Maxwell is able to maintain performance while delivering better power efficiency. Sure, the Kepler architecture brought some amazing improvements when compared to the infamous Fermi architecture, but it was less revolutionary than the Maxwell architecture which debuted last year in the GTX 750 Ti. Below, you can see a single SMM block diagram of the Maxwell architecture, followed by the full GM-204 architecture. Keep in mind that this is not the full-blown version of Maxwell. The GeForce GTX 980 is based upon Nvidia’s GM-204 GPU