It's never been a better time to upgrade!

Blog Post created by samantha.davis on May 12, 2015

With the extreme popularity of AMD Radeon™ R9 Series graphics cards over the past few months, some gamers have found it hard to get their hands on these great products at suggested list prices.


We have good news! Supply has now caught up with demand, and for most retailers, street prices now match the original suggested list prices on the AMD Radeon™ R9 Series graphics cards.


If you’re unsure whether now’s the time to purchase an R9 Series graphics card, you needn’t worry. We’ve worked hard to make sure there are plenty of AMD Radeon™ graphics cards available in the market at suggested manufacturer prices for everyone to get one. Armed with Mantle, AMD TrueAudio technology and the recently refreshed Never Settle Forever game bundle, the AMD Radeon™ R9 Series graphics cards offer the performance and value in every segment from $179.99 to $1499!1


In addition to terrific availability and pricing, don’t forget these other great reasons to buy AMD Radeon™ graphics now:

  • AMD’s Mantle2 is a groundbreaking graphics API that promises to transform the world of game development to help bring better, faster games to the PC. For example, Mantle increases Battlefield 4™ performance by up to 23.8%.3 All AMD Radeon™ R9 Series GPUs include Mantle support.
  • AMD TrueAudio technology4 is available on the AMD Radeon™ R9 290, R9 290X and R9 295X2 graphics cards, and gives sound engineers the freedom to follow their imaginations and the power to make their games sound as convincing as they look. Hear a demonstration, or discover the significance this technology holds in a stealth-based game title like Thief.
  • The AMD Gaming Evolved Client powered by Raptr brings your games together in one place and through a crowd-sourcing approach adds one-click optimizations, game progress and system performance tracking, social sharing tools, easy driver updates and a steady stream of Rewards points just for playing. Join over 5 million other gamers and install it now.
  • Our Never Settle Forever game bundle lets you choose the games you want most from a large selection of AMD Gaming Evolved titles.. Get more details, including where to buy, right here.
  • AMD Eyefinity Technology5 makes it easy to achieve gaming areas way beyond HD by combining multiple monitors. You haven’t experienced real game immersion until you’ve gone beyond the boundaries of a single display.
  • Graphics Core Next architecture, which includes technologies like AMD PowerTune Technology and AMD ZeroCore Technology6, gives you the processing horsepower you need when you need it while conserving power and reducing temperatures and noise the rest of the time. All AMD Radeon™ R9 Series GPUs include these features.

And here’s a look at what press are saying:


  • “Overall, a great bundle update. I particularly like the addition of indie titles – kudos to AMD for that move.” – Rob Williams, Techgage
  • “Never Settle Forever continues to be a compelling choice offering incentives to potential AMD GPU buyers, and it’s nice to see AMD showing the indies — and their newer graphics cards — some love.” –Jason Evangelho, Forbes
  • “The pool of choices is bigger than ever and includes a couple of notable additions, including the upcoming Murdered: Soul Suspect and Thief. Also new are four prominent indie games...” –Scott Wasson, The Tech Report
  • “AMD's new Radeon R9 290 delivers quite impressive performance numbers. Right now, the R9 290 has the best price / performance ratio in the segment.” –"W1zzard," Techpowerup
  • “The Dual-X R9 280 OC plowed through our in game testing with great results making it a great choice for someone who is still on a limited budget and is gaming at 1080p.” –Wes Compton, LanOC Reviews
  • “In the end, this is the go-to card for ultra settings at 1080p, no question … If the performance delta isn’t enough to sway you, there’s word that the Never Settle Forever game bundle will be coming to the 200-series cards soon, too, making this card almost irresistible.” – Josh Norem, Maximum PC


There couldn’t be a better time to upgrade to the R9 Series of AMD Radeon™ graphics. It’s for gamers who demand the best.

Jay Lebo is a Product Marketing Manager at AMD. His postings are his own opinions and may not represent AMD’s positions, strategies or opinions. Links to third party sites are provided for convenience and unless explicitly stated, AMD is not responsible for the contents of such linked sites and no endorsement is implied.



  • Prices for AMD Radeon™ R9 Series cards on as of May 12, 2014
  • Application support for Mantle is required.
  • In playing Battlefield 4™ as of Feb 6, 2014, the AMD Radeon™ R9 290X GPU paired with an AMD FX-8350 APU saw an increase in frame rates from 52.90 to 65.5 frames per second with Mantle at 1080p, ultra detail settings, anisotropic filtering and anti-aliasing on. 2TB HDD, 4GB memory, AMD Catalyst 13.11 Beta 6 Performance Driver. MAN-3
  • AMD TrueAudio technology is offered on select AMD Radeon™ R9 and R7 200 Series GPUs and is designed to improve acoustic realism. Requires an enabled game or application. Not all audio equipment supports all audio effects; additional audio equipment may be required for some audio effects. Not all products feature all technologies—check with your component or system manufacturer for specific capabilities.
  • AMD Eyefinity technology supports up to six DisplayPort monitors on an enabled graphics card. Supported display quantity, type and resolution vary by model and board design; confirm specifications with manufacturer before purchase. To enable more than two displays, or multiple displays from a single output, additional hardware such as DisplayPort-ready monitors or DisplayPort 1.2 MST-enabled hubs may be required. A maximum of two active adapters is recommended for consumer systems. See for full details.
  • AMD PowerTune and AMD ZeroCore Power are technologies offered by certain AMD Radeon™ products, which are designed to intelligently manage GPU power consumption in response to certain GPU load conditions. Not all products feature all technologies – check with your component or system manufacturer for specific model capabilities.

*Originally posted by Robert Hallock in AMD Gaming on May 13, 2014 2:01:41 PM