Originally Posted by jomama22
I agree it won't be $800. It would put it almost exactly at the titan price/performance and since titan is viewed as a "halo" card, you get a higher price for the luxury of owning it.
But, could it be $650-$700? Absolutely. You have a better price/performance than titan at a lower entry price and people are itching because of not wanting to spend 1k on GPUs but feel the lure. Its tempting to think that for $700 each, you could get 3 for $2100 and have insanely better performance than 2 titans for $100 more.
The titian is a different market entirely. You can't really use it's pricing on a basis, as it has options that none of the other consumer market cards have. Even though the 780 is a lesser version, I expect it to be closer to the other series cards. It won't have the computational power of the Titian, expect things like DP to not be in the control panel.
$700 is still too high as well, that puts it at 300 from the Titian. If you've got 700, you certainly can save up for 1k. Now some people might do what you said, sure and go for 3. Heck, you could go for 4 680s by then and just go all out quad-sli. It'll be around the 2k mark and probably butter smooth. Or just get 4x770s (same card, prob close in price) for the same thing. That's always going to happen, but 700 for one card.... doubtful.
I'd say max you'll see cards priced on release is maybe 650 but closer to 500-600. Nvidia hasn't differed from that price range in their cards since....What, 480/580/680 was all MSRP'd around 500USD. Why on earth would they change that now? Especially with a company that is finally biting at their heels in performance. Not gonna happen.
Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric
Yeah, I've been saying $599 from the start but I think $650+ is more likely. I've said it before and I'll say it again: There is no $500 flagship video card pricing rule. Market conditions have to be taken into account and the fact that the $1000 Titan has outsold the 690 in just 3 months combined with the facts that the 780 will be a 90% Titan and AMD won't have anything to compete with it for at least 6 months mean that Nvidia has free reign to price the 780 as high as they want. Whatever they price it at its going to sell out for months, guaranteed...
Same above.Edited by mushroomboy - 5/19/13 at 11:13pm