Originally Posted by mcg75
Massively overpriced? Aside from Titan, the GTX 780 launch price is 18% higher than the 7970 launch price ($650 vs $550) while providing 25-30% better performance.
And will you seriously stop with the "marketing" nonsense already. Marketing is effective for new buyers considering any brand. Marketing does very little for your established user base. You say AMD is not good at marketing? Constant price drops and free games from AMD are better marketing tools than anything Nvidia has used in the past two years. Although AMD's habit of price drops has lead to hard feelings from some owners that support them by buying cards on release only to see massive price drops 3 months later. 7990 anyone?
Nvidia has held their market share lead because they are providing a solid user experience for the majority of users. When a company does this, people will tend not to consider another brand. Toyota is an example of another who does this very well despite their competitors getting better and closer to them every year. AMD is slowly learning this. You can drop prices and give away games but when your user experience is not as good, that buyer may not come back next time.
By the way, buying AMD doesn't make you smarter than anyone else either. If someone has the money to purchase what they want, they don't deserve to be looked down because you made a different choice that, in your opinion only, was smarter.
I did not have a bad experience from Nvidia when I decided to buy my 7970. If the product is good like the 7970 truly is, I'll buy it.
So the 7970 was cheaper than the GTX 780 at launch, well, yes.
And thats not how Nvidia did it, the GTX Titan came first, at $1000 hyped up and all the rest, Nvidia fans repeating Nvidia's line "its priced to its performance level" "its worth $1000 because its the fastest GPU" like drones. Thats the sort of marketing i'm talking about, if i had paid $1000 for a GPU with a promise that its untouchable only to have the same GPU launched again with 5% less performance for $350 less, i'd feel pretty stupid for having been sucked in and then fleeced like that.
Heard it before from the same fans, "2GB is enough" "you only need 256Bit"
No GPU is worth two and a half times the price of its nearest competitor, unless you have more money than sense.
The GTX Titan is far from untouchable, its not all that. no matter how many fanbois have come over from the Nvidia room derailing an AMD news thread desperately trying to rubbish its content.
AMD are very capable of dethroning your ridiculously priced Titan before this year is done, and for a lot less money than Nvidia fleeced from you for it.
Get over it.Edited by Abundant Cores - 8/10/13 at 5:22am