Originally Posted by Phishy714
I don't understand people complaining about the HD8970 or GTX 780 or TITAN being bad "value" or worse or whatever.
Since when have the high end ever been remotely considered anything along the lines of value??? Why should they charge less when the market is clearly ok with them charging more (by show of sales)?
Value charts/debates/cries need to honestly be direct at the cards that are built and manufactured and DESIGNED to be value cards.
GTX Titan costs 2.5x as much as Radeon HD 7970. It offers ~35% more performance.
GTX 780 costs 1.63x as much as Radeon HD 7970. It offers ~20% more performance.
HD 8970 will cost 1.5x as much as Radeon HD 7970. It will offer ~35% more performance.
GTX Titan was released in February 2013. GTX 780 was released in May 2013. HD 8970 will be released later in 2013.
HD 7970 was released in December 2011.
These are all high-end cards.
Do you see an issue here? You're getting less value for your dollar. As time goes on, technology is supposed to offer you MORE value for your dollar.
Now, if we compare to the 7970's less reasonable launch price of $550 (vs the $400 current market price), the story is a little different...
GTX Titan costs 1.82x as much as HD 7970 for ~35% more performance.
GTX 780 costs 1.18x as much as HD 7970 for ~20% more performance.
HD 8970 costs 1.09x as much as HD 7970 for ~35% more performance.
I guess if you look at it that way it's only NVIDIA that's ripping people off.