With the official announcement of AMD’s Radeon 500-Series GPUs yesterday, its partner ecosystem has followed suit and delivered on the goods. But there’s more to the cards than meets the eye, if we consider that AMD is already putting them on sale.
If you are a follower of graphics cards news, you’ll have heard about the credentials on PowerColor’s Red Devil series, Sapphire’s NITRO+ Limited Editions, Gigabyte’s Aorus series, MSI’s Gaming X series or the hands-down most-expensive ASUS STRIX series. The thing is, they all carry price tags far exceeding the RSP that AMD put out for them. And why is that? Because partners also have not-so-glam RX 580s and RX 570s galore, on sale right now. This, of course, also implies they are clocked ever-so-slightly lower than their brethren. But don’t discard them just yet, the price may be right.
If you’re in the US, you’re quite lucky to be able to pick up these cards. Unfortunately for the rest of us, we can only keep our fingers crossed and hope for the best.
Here’s a non-comprehensive list of RX 580 and RX 570 cards that are currently selling on the “cheap” on NewEgg:
- you can pick up this rather plain-looking Sapphire Radeon PULSE RX 580 8GB for $229.99. That’s $50 cheaper than the Nitro+ Limited Edition.
- The PowerColor Red Devil RX 580 8GB costs $229.99. Also, it’s $40 cheaper than the same-brand Red Dragon counterpart.
- Gigabyte’s AORUS XTR RX 580 8GB typically sells for $259.99, but you can pick up the non-XTR version for $229.99, or even the Gigabyte AORUS RX 580 Gaming 8GB, for $219.99.
- The MSI Radeon RX 580 Armor 8GB is swinging for $229.99, $20 cheaper than its Gaming counterpart.
In the RX 570 field you can also find the PowerColor Red Dragon RX 570 4GB or even the Sapphire PULSE RX 570 ITX-version for just $169.99, that’s $20~$25 cheaper than their non-discounted counterparts. The Sapphire PULSE RX 570 ITX-version seems particularly interesting for those looking for a small form-factor card.
Just a word to the wise, most of these deals expire Monday the 24th of April.
KitGuru Says: It seems AMD has been providing buyers a little incentive by discounting the RX 580 and RX 570 right out of the gate, and not by mail-in rebates! Shame we don’t see the same level of discounted hardware extended to Europe.