Originally Posted by Forceman
Why is everyone forgetting that AMD still exists? Who is going to pay $699 for a GTX 780 when you can get a HD 7970GE for under $450? Why would anyone pay 55% more for a mainstream card that has the same amount of VRAM and maybe 25% better performance?
That's still not adequate for an example.
By two of those, 650 and call it better. Sure you have a slightly higher power bill, most people spending that money probably don't care.
Another thing I forgot to mention, the titan is probably next year's flag ship. Or something equal too, so the R&D in next year is pretty much done already. They could be releasing a product line that would completely destroy what AMD offers and at a reasonable price. Why not you say? They can take the profits now, be in the green, dump the profits into R&D for the gen after.
Plus, once the 780 hits the 680 isn't going to be made anymore. It'll be in stock, that stock is whatever's left in warehouse. They want that stock gone, they already made money on that stock. Companies like Newegg pays for that before you buy it, omg what a concept. Money ALREADY made.... So if they want the 780 to sell well, that stock needs to be gone. How do we get rid of that stock? Oh force the 780s MSRP and have companies that are stocked in cards to lower the price. Those cards sell like hot cakes sure, Nvidia doesn't give a rats. They want companies to sell that quick, so they are forced to buy the new card.
I have no words for the ignorance of business. No words for how people don't understand the way these things work. Nvidia made it's money on the 680, it now wants to make money on the 780 and it will regardless.