No, AMD didn't just drop the price of Radeon RX Vega 56

AMD Radeon RX Vega 56 drops to $279 temporarily on Newegg, GTX 1660 Ti is about to stomp it.

Published Thu, Feb 21 2019 6:43 PM CST   |   Updated Tue, Nov 3 2020 11:49 AM CST

NVIDIA is expected to drop another Turing hammer on AMD with the impending release of the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti, and then this morning news broke of AMD reportedly dropped the price of its Radeon RX Vega 56 to $279 to get ahead of the GTX 1660 Ti.

Yeah well, that's not the case. Excited press were a little excited about the price as it was looked at in a way that AMD was dropping the price of the RX Vega 56 to $279, but it was however Newegg that had a "killer deal" for the Radeon RX Vega 56. Newegg very temporarily dropped the price of the Radeon RX Vega 56 to $279, and just $279 after a mail-in rebate. It sold out incredibly quick.

I checked Amazon at the time of writing and the Radeon RX Vega 56 can be found starting at $400-$500, a much higher price than the tantalizing prospects of securing the card for just $250 after the MIR.

Still, none of that will matter once the GeForce GTX 1660 Ti is here - and that isn't far away at all.

No, AMD didn't just drop the price of Radeon RX Vega 56 |

Anthony joined the TweakTown team in 2010 and has since reviewed 100s of graphics cards. Anthony is a long time PC enthusiast with a passion of hate for games built around consoles. FPS gaming since the pre-Quake days, where you were insulted if you used a mouse to aim, he has been addicted to gaming and hardware ever since. Working in IT retail for 10 years gave him great experience with custom-built PCs. His addiction to GPU tech is unwavering.

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