AMD's RDNA 3 graphics cards are about to hit shelves, and we've gotten pricing on some third-party XFX models via now-deleted Amazon listings, though, not before they've been highlighted on Twitter.
Regular hardware leaker @momomo_us shared product listings for the XFX Speedster Merc 310 versions of the RX 7900 XTX and 7900 XT via tweet (reported by VideoCardz - opens in a new tab) .
The 7900 XTX is AMD's next-generation flagship, and based on the price on Amazon, the Speedster Merc version of XFX will cost €1,100 in the US, a hundred dollars more than the reference card. The 7900 XT card is priced at €979, which is €80 more than the reference model's MSRP in the United States.
As mentioned, these prices no longer appear on the respective product pages on Amazon, so someone saw the leaked information and removed it.
For the uninitiated, the reference version of a graphics card, which is the most basic incarnation of the card, built to AMD's default specifications, is always cheaper than the custom variants, which have more powerful clocks and better components ( plus more efficient cooling). , so obviously they are going to be more expensive.
Sure, they run a bit faster for the added expense I'd expect, though the difference is often not that great (they can be taken a lot further with overclocking than with vanilla boards, mind you, for enthusiasts getting into This search).
Analysis: a hint that the price might be right (or at least not wrong)(*3*)
The key point to focus on here is that the XFX Speedster Merc 310 is not that much more expensive than the reference model at 10% more (actually 9% in the case of the 7900 XT).
This goes against the disturbing rumor that was recently aired that AMD's custom third-party offerings of RDNA 3 cards would be significantly more expensive than the reference incarnations (and that they could also make up the majority of stock at the moment). inicio).
A 10% markup seems reasonable for this XFX model, especially since the Speedster Merc is a higher-end variant of this graphics card maker, one of the types of models that are rumored to be exorbitant (RTX 4080-style, in other words). .
Naturally, we don't know if these prices will be correct, so we must approach this spillover with great trepidation, as pre-launch prices may be placeholders. Though Amazon is a more reliable source of such leaks than some of the smaller European retailers who often come up with early price tags, especially since we're only days away from the launch of RDNA 3 graphics cards.
If this turns out to be true, it will give Nvidia even more reason to lower the prices of the RTX 4080, which was also recently announced. Team Green may need to stay more competitive with its rival and fuel declining RTX 4080 sales, and we've also raised the possibility that the asking price may need to be lowered on the 4080 to make room for competitive pricing for the Incoming RTX. 4070 Ti. at its right level (a rather tricky pricing conundrum that we discuss at length here).
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