AMD To Allegedly Price-Cut Radeon RX 470 Graphics Card To Tackle GTX 1050 Ti – Expected To Retail For $169 US
AMD might release a price bomb on their recently launched Radeon RX 470 graphics card. According to TweakTown, the launch of NVIDIA's GTX 1050 may force AMD to cut prices off of their Polaris 10 based card to make it a better offering under the sub-$200 US category.
NVIDIA GTX 1050 Ti May Force AMD To Price Cut Their Radeon RX 470 Graphics Card
AMD launched the Radeon RX 470 graphics card in August for a price of $179 US. Based on the Polaris 10 architecture, the graphics card offers decent gaming performance at HD resolution. The card packs 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM, an ample amount to run current generation games. Along with that, GCN 4.0 offers a leap in performance per watt compared to previous gen making it an ideal solution for low-power setups and for users who want to conserve power demand.
The Radeon RX 470 has a large variation in prices though. While AMD set the MSRP to $179 US, models listed on retail sites are on sale for prices close and beyond $200 US. This makes the RX 470 a hard choice to go for when the faster RX 480 (4 GB model) is selling for the same price.
If the prices weren't an issue, NVIDIA has the GTX 1050 Ti launching soon this month. This card has the potential to disrupt the market with its price and efficiency figures. The expected retail price of the GTX 1050 Ti is $149 US with custom models going up for $159-$169 US. This is still less than the retail prices for the RX 470. Now the reference GTX 1050 Ti may not be able to perform like a RX 470 but factory overclocked models may have the potential to do so. This along with lower power demands may put NVIDIA's solution in a winning spot.
AMD Radeon RX 470 vs NVIDIA GeForce GTX 1050 Ti
Knowing this, AMD might plan to cut the prices of their RX 470 cards down to $169 US and also force it down to AIBs. The card can then be able to offer some stiff competition against the Pascal based card. The $20 over GTX 1050 Ti will get you slightly better performance which can be a deal breaker for some. We can also possibly expect some good game bundle or promo to be added along with the price cut for an enticing offer.
Just for comparisons sake, the RX 470 has 2048 cores clocked at 1206 MHz and 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM that comes in a 120W package. The GTX 1050 Ti comes with 768 cores clocked at 1392 MHz and 4 GB of GDDR5 VRAM. The card is expected to feature a TDP close to 75W. It's quite evident from the the specs that the RX 470 is the faster solution but these are different architectures and what matters is the price to performance value of both of these cards.