Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric
You seem to be forgetting that it took Nvidia nearly a year to dethrone the 7970 as the fastest video card on 28nm . Really it took longer if you don't count Titan which is more of a boutique product than a mainstream video card.
You certainly imply that AMD should've priced the 7970 at the 6970's $350 price all the time.
I've never once said that AMD is any kind of a charity group. They are a business whose sole purpose is to make money and anybody that thinks that they are more charitable than Nvidia is just a fanboy. My point is that if they build a card that deserves a higher price (7970 at the time) then they have every right to charge that. Some people on the other side, however, act like AMD is just this second rate video card company and that no matter how good a card they build they shouldn't be able to charge as much for it as Nvidia would...
Then what I've been saying has been grossly misunderstood.
I don't think the 7970 should've launched for $350, just like AMD never wanted the 6970 to be $350 in the first place.
My whole point has been that 6970 was priced at $350 because it HAD to be due to its performance, not because that was the original plan. Remember, when the 6970 was launching, AMD thought it was coming in to compete against the 480. The 580 came out, and it led to 6970 delays, and was eventually priced accordingly.
I'm not addressing you when I bring up those points, but rather the people who go on and on about how AMD is the Price / Performance King, I'm here to remind them it's not out of choice that they play the Price / Performance card as often as they do.
I don't have many examples to choose from to illustrate my point, since AMD is often playing the Price / Performance card. Take that statement however you wish, but it's the reality. ( FX-57, 7970, 7990 are examples of when AMD charges more, when they can. After the 680 launched, it took a few weeks before the 7970 was at $450 )
When AMD CAN charge more for their products, they most certainly do. It's not just NVIDIA or Intel that does it.
Maybe I should be more clear, and not so cryptic sometimes. Edited by 2010rig - 5/24/13 at 10:25pm