It’s official, at least according to GamerNexus.
AMD Radeon RX 460 will now cost 100 USD
AMD has allegedly sent out emails to editors and reviewers with the information about a price cut for two Radeon RX graphics cards. It appears that both RX 460 and RX 470 will now be 10 USD cheaper, or at least they should be.
AMD sent us an email today that indicated a price reduction for the new-ish RX 460 2GB card and RX 470 4GB card, which we’ve reviewed here (RX 460) and here (RX 470). (…)
AMD’s price reduction drops the RX 460 2GB to a $100 MSRP (from ~$110), with the RX 470 dropped down to ~$170 MSRP (from $180).
The price reduction was dictated by the launch of GeForce GTX 1050 series, which are currently priced somewhere in-between those two Radeon RX models. The RX 470 will likely outperform GTX 1050 Ti in most tests, however the performance gain is probably not worth paying extra 40 USD over 1050 Ti price tag.
Also don’t forget those are MSRP (manufacturer suggested retail prices), so the actual price of custom cards may be higher, especially when both GTX 1050 series and RX 460/470 are mostly based on aftermarket designs.
The new pricing will take effect on October 23rd. I only wonder why RX 460 4GB is not mentioned in this email from AMD?