Pre-Order Pricing for Radeon R9 Fury X Deviates Markedly from Official MSRP
The Radeon R9 Fury X is AMD’s new flagship featuring their most powerful Fiji GPU core and 4GB of HBM memory. The official Manufacturer Suggested Retail Price (MSRP) of the graphics card was slated at around $649, but it seems the preliminary etail pricing – due to recent rumours about production troubles – has already started creeping up.
The pre-order listings for R9 Fury X have appeared online; Sapphire and PowerColor are among the first ones to list the product, with prices ranging from $670 up to a whopping $889. This is attributed to the recent reports claiming that stock is in short supply. Even AMD is said to be cutting back on review samples, and the latest word has it that only 30,000 units will be made available globally at launch.
Being aware of the massive influx of consumer demand for the Fury X SKU upon launch, etailers are substantially deviating in pricing pre-orders. Even some etailers, in EU region including VAT, have the card listed at prices over the $1k mark!
Multiple online shops have listed these Sapphire and PowerColor Radeon R9 Fury X graphic cards with the product codes being (Sapphire) 21246-00-40G-R9-Fury X, (PowerColor) AX-R9-Fury-X-4GBHBM-DH and (PowerColor) AZ_TUL-FURY-X-4GBHBM-D respectively.
We haven’t seen any listing at Amazon or Newegg yet, but we believe they’ll keep close to the official MSRP, unless the supply and demand situation gets too drastic.
The R9 Fury X comes packed with high-bandwidth memory that operates along a 4096-bit wide bus interface, with the core clock maintained at 1050 MHz. Which leads the card to deliver a total of 8.6 TFlops of FP32 compute performance. The Fury X card is set to launch tomorrow and considering it packs a lot of performance, we expect enthusiasts must be having their credit cards good and ready to get a cut of the first wave of AMD’s stock.