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AMD drops price of their RX470 and RX460 to steal NVIDIA’s GTX 1050Ti & GTX 1050 thunder

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There’s no denying the success of AMD’s Polaris GPU. Besides it’s somewhat controversial beginnings, it has proved to be quite the popular performer in the mid to low end segment. With the imminent release of the GTX 1050Ti and GTX 1050, there is a supposed $10 price cut for the Radeon RX 470 and RX 460. With the RX 470 dropping from $179 to $169 and the RX 460 dropping from $109 to $99, the eagerly sought after value proposition for the Polaris graphics card line-up is being driven home quite hard. Now only sitting at $30 more than the 2GB GTX 1050Ti, AMD is pushing the fact that its card has double the memory bandwidth and performs faster….clearly they thought not $40 faster, but fast enough to be $30 more; we’ll see once reviews drop.

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At the low end the 2GB RX460 now comes in $10 cheaper than the yet to be released GTX 1050 (non-Ti), but it’s now much cheaper and faster than the GTX 950 that currently occupies the $100-$120 space. That being said, looking at performance slides from TechPowerUp, if AMD are pushing their RX460 as a contender in tech over GTX1050, implying they know it to be slower, whereas they position their RX470 as faster in gaming than the GTX 1050Ti.

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The low end arena has been left completely unattended by NVIDIA for a few months, which has let AMD gain a foothold among the bulk of buyers. This could very well change with NVIDIA’s new cards, but seeing the performance boost of the RX470 in some DX 12 games (like the recently released Battlefield 1), the RX470 value proposition rises immensely, and can definitely only get better with a price drop.That being said, for people with small power supplies or a fear of PCI-Express cables, NVIDIA’s option only requires power through the PCI-Express 3.0 slot. NVIDIA are pretty much synonymous with power efficiency right now.

Although the price drop will not arrive here immediately, do look out for cheaper RX 460 and RX 470 cards in the coming weeks. If you can help it, hold off buying any cards right now until reviews drop for the new NVIDIA cards and price cuts filter down to our shores.

Last Updated: October 25, 2016

13 Comments

  1. Yesssssssss, drop the prices!

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  2. HvR

    October 25, 2016 at 16:09

    Cool that Lazzy Gamer inform us on impending price drops.

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  3. Raptor Rants

    October 25, 2016 at 16:20

    I didn’t know nVidia were dropping the 1050Ti already!? I wonder how it will perform.

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    • Fox1 - Retro

      October 25, 2016 at 16:25

      It’s already available at Wootware. Not bad for a 4GB card at ~R2500.

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      • Raptor Rants

        October 25, 2016 at 16:27

        I need to do some investigation on performance. See if it’s worth getting rid of my very hot and very tired 560Ti SLI setup

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        • Fox1 - Retro

          October 25, 2016 at 16:38

          You’ve gotta weigh this up against the 1060 and RX470. The RX470 sits very close to the RX480 and as you can read above, AMD has the extra DX12 sauce.

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        • luke

          October 25, 2016 at 18:31

          The 470x is 30$ more but wipes the 1050Ti clean away (40% better performance for 20% more cost)

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          • Raptor Rants

            October 26, 2016 at 16:06

            $30 in ZAR is a lot of money man. Sadly what’s cheap in US prices does not equate the same this side

    • Marek Nourse

      October 25, 2016 at 16:28

  4. Ghost In The Rift

    October 26, 2016 at 09:04

    I started a lay-by for a RX 480, 6500 is what i have to cough up but at least i’m getting it in time for Kersfees XD

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  5. Mariano

    October 26, 2016 at 10:07

    techpower up is a corrupt site against amd. i compared many benchmarks in same situation and numbers were tuned down by them, using old drivers, showing OC cards against reference, putting amd in the worst case scenarios and nvidia in their best. They still do the same. They have a personal problem with AMD and everybody knows it.

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    • Marco

      October 27, 2016 at 13:12

      Can you provide a link to a specific instance of this?

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