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A good thing, but it took them forever to attempt matching AMD's GPU price/performance.
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You decided that Nvidia can't compete on price based on what? Just because they haven't had to yet? Nvidia is increasing marketshare and profits at the same time. They don't need to lower prices.

What competitive advantage does AMD have that allows to charge less?

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But the price cut is only for 650Ti and 660 so I don't see what the big fuss is about. They still can't compete with AMD's prices.

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Take it for what you will, but NVIDIA estimates that 90% of gamers use < $300 cards. As such, while there's less profit per card for the lower-tier models, the increased volume makes up for it.

90percentGamers.jpg


The problem is the 640/650 vs AMD's similar priced offerings,that's where they have been beat for several years now,and appears they still will.
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Please drop the price on the 670/680.
    
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I just see ZERO reason for anyone to buy an nvidia card tbh. amd cards perform better, they're cheaper, more vram and comes with AAA games.
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I just see ZERO reason for anyone to buy an nvidia card tbh. amd cards perform better, they're cheaper, more vram and comes with AAA games.

More stable drivers? I know myself and many others have had nothing but head aches when it comes to AMD drivers for their GPU's. Yes NVIDIA has their share of drivers issues as well, but they are not with every driver release as it seems with AMD. On topic, any price decrease is a win period. The price drop will force competition and that is what is good for consumers.
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Well...

Im currently looking for a cheap build for my dad, Got something planed out with intel and nvidia and the best card ill get for a good price is the 650Ti, 660 and the 660Ti is way overpriced imo, Then again im not entirely sure how performance pairs with the 650Ti vs the 660Ti
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More stable drivers? I know myself and many others have had nothing but head aches when it comes to AMD drivers for their GPU's. Yes NVIDIA has their share of drivers issues as well, but they are not with every driver release as it seems with AMD. On topic, any price decrease is a win period. The price drop will force competition and that is what is good for consumers.

Is this 2003?
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More stable drivers? I know myself and many others have had nothing but head aches when it comes to AMD drivers for their GPU's. Yes NVIDIA has their share of drivers issues as well, but they are not with every driver release as it seems with AMD. On topic, any price decrease is a win period. The price drop will force competition and that is what is good for consumers.

Having a single card its purely bias. AMD drivers are much better now. With single GPU i have never had problems. Heck even with CF i dont remember having any problems. Most problems people had with AMD as nvidia comming with game fixes much faster when new game came out. Now that a lot of AAA games are GE AMD is on time with drivers.
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more vram

Not in the mid-range. Only the 7950 and 7970 have more. All the mid-range cards have 1 or 2GB on both sides.
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Having a single card its purely bias. AMD drivers are much better now. With single GPU i have never had problems. Heck even with CF i dont remember having any problems. Most problems people had with AMD as nvidia comming with game fixes much faster when new game came out. Now that a lot of AAA games are GE AMD is on time with drivers.

Go into Linux with both cards, run benchmarks and then come back. Nvidia is probably pushing their hardware more efficiently than AMD is, by FAR. Not only that, people who talk about a 7950 competing with a 670 is madness. Maybe a 660ti, not a 670. Especially when you've got stuff like Haven where my card has to be pushed to even equal a 670, if it gets OC'd... Anyways, I'm not saying AMD hasn't come a long way but they are in no respect equal to Nvidia. I think the Titan was kind of a move, just to state how much more they could do but don't.

It's kind of respectful in a way, if they really wanted to hurt AMD graphically they could it just isn't in their interest at the moment.
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