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Wait, so what exactly is PhysX? Is it just the ability to see the particles and stuff? is that like the same thing in Battlefield 3? I thought/heard PhysX technology isnt really super finalized and NVidia hasnt really been putting time into improving physx drivers?

PhysX is one way of simulating physics in games. It's exclusive to NVIDIA so most games either use their own physics engine or a different 3rd party engine. BF3 does not use PhysX. PhysX isn't broken at all, in fact it does what it's supposed to do quite well (take the physics load off the CPU onto the faster GPU), but being limited to NVIDIA, it's not very popular among developers. Whenever there is a PhysX supported game though, NVIDIA pumps a lot of money into marketing that game and their unique PhysX options. I also believe that NVIDIA helps fund PhysX-games and provides a team of "PhysX-experts" that can help the developer implement PhysX in the game.
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Don't forget 7950/7970 are produced on a bigger die ( 365mm^2) than GTX 670/680 (294 mm^2) on the same 28nm TSMC process so Nvidia's production cost should be less than that of AMD, meaning their card have a larger profit margin. That combined with Nvidia being in better financial shape than AMD probably contributed to why 670/680 prices in the US have been consistently higher than 7950/7970 prices since the 7950 price cuts in August(to match 660Ti).

Don't see how this justifies the higher prices. Higher profit margin means that they can offer their product at better prices than AMD without losing money. I doubt that's the case, I think a lot more R&D went into Kepler than Southern Islands so even if the GPU's are cheaper, they have to earn more to break even.
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They don't need to. Tons of people will buy nVidia even when AMD cards are both cheaper and faster. I know; I'm one of them.
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A large portion of nvidia purchases are solely based on green loyalty. As long as they have die hard fans, there will be no need to ever drop prices. I suppose the same can be said for the red team, but people that are ati/amd supporters are/were originally in it for the price/performance value.
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High horses are to blame. Titan is to blame, too.

Huh? GTX Titan is GK110, it's not even the same chip as the GTX 680/GTX670/GTX 660Ti (gk104)

If you mean Titan is boosting Nvidia image (NVIDIA finally has a consumer GPU with actual compute performance), yes. tongue.gif
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Because there are more people like me that will buy an Nvidia card "No matter what", due to the "better" support for 3D, Only option for Great Physx effects, and Cuda. I don't mind if an AMD card is 8FPS faster than an Nvidia card for the same price, the lack of physx and 3d vision is a no no for me with AMD frown.gif
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