Originally Posted by Foolsmasher
I completely agree, but the comparison product (a 680 or 690) CAME OUT A YEAR AGO, which is a typical
GPU generation to generation gap!
If they all launched around the same time then I think the premium price is justified. By your example, any company who releases a product faster than the previous gen should do so at a premium price? That's not how it works either...
I totally agree, but that's really not what I meant though. Hence the < sarcasm > quotes. I was just pointing out that premium products always come at premium prices, without the linear performance increase.
Intel demands a $400 premium over a processor that's essentially the same, yet why people pay it is beyond me.
If you really want a 6 core Intel processor, the 3930K is the way to go, 3960X is for ePeen purposes?
What you just said highlighted in bold is exactly what AMD did when they initially released the 7970...
They compared their performance to the 580 and priced it at $550. The 7970 was replacing a $369 6970. So right there, AMD got a $200 premium right off the bat by being first to market with 28nm. 7970 prices finally lowered 2 - 3 weeks AFTER the 680 was released, otherwise, AMD would've been happy charging $550 for the 7970 & $450 for the 7950 for as long as they could.
The competition forced AMD to lower their prices and adjust accordingly. Do you remember the articles that AMD didn't want to lower prices on the 7970 because 680 was out of stock?I'm not pleased with the state of our GPU industry at the moment.
NVIDIA should have NEVER gotten away with a GK104 based GTX 680 for $500, nor should they be getting away with a $900 Titan ( which IMO should've been a $500 780 ). But the reality is, they can, and they will, due to the lack of competition.
AMD needs to step up their game, and their upcoming 2 year release cycle is not helping matters either.
Titan will be the fastest single GPU for months to come, and hence the premium price tag, doesn't mean that I agree with it. It is what it is.
Nothing would make me happier than for Titan to NOT sell out, so NVIDIA gets the message loud and clear that we're not willing to pay $900 for the fastest single GPU. When in the previous gen we paid $500 for it.
Will that happen? Nope, the initial 10,000 will likely sell out, and quick. NVIDIA will make more Titans to satisfy the demand if necessary. NVIDIA is now enjoying much higher profit margins then they had with the previous gen.