Last night may have come with huge news for NVIDIA on the announcement of the RTX 2060 lineup as well as the early life of supporting Adaptive Sync Monitors, but with SAPPHIRE’s announcement of price drops on their RX Vega cards things are getting sweeter for gamers!
It’s interesting as the RX Vega cards have found themselves in the news a bit more often lately, perhaps it’s due to the pricing structure the RTX series has seen and the normalized pricing that we’ve gotten back to since the GPU based cryptocurrency mining scene has all but died. AMD had released their newest Radeon Software Adrenalin 2019 package that brought auto overclocking and undervolting to the RX Vega cards, and now SAPPHIRE has announced they are dropping the prices of their NITRO+ RX Vega 64 and their PULSE RX Vega 56.
NITRO+ RX Vega 64 Now $379
PULSE RX Vega 56 Now $329
While we haven’t reviewed the NITRO+ RX Vega 64, we did look at the RX Vega 56 variant and found it to be quite competent. And other reviews have show the PULSE RX Vega 56 to be quite the punchy card. At $379 for the SAPPHIRE Nitro+ RX Vega 64 and down to $329 for the PULSE RX Vega 56. It’s not a surprising move since the announcement of the RTX 2060 and it’s price point of $349 and competing with the GTX 1070Ti in terms of performance, so this move makes a lot of sense.
If you’re worried about losing out of the Raise the Game Fully Loaded because of the price drop then fear not! You still have access to the rather impressive game bundle, and all three games still so no compromise on that one.
- Resident Evil 2
- Devil May Cry 5
- Tom Clancy’s The Division 2
Pricing is still subject to the retailers as SAPPHIRE has been sure to note to us, so we’ll keep a lookout for these price drops to take effect. But, I can’t help but ask the question as to whether this is a response to competition, or preparing for something new…..Sound off in the comment section, CES 2019 is just getting started and we’ve got a lot more coming!