wow, this is a great thread 80% of the post are people saying amd is late and has failed. yet they have 780 and titans ^^.
months ago all nvdia did was drop 1 new card .... that got beat by a 7990 and was 300$ cheaper.
It's not that they where late they did not need to get any new card out. there 7000 line was a killer card and will be for the nex year+
if things fall as the should the 290x will be fighting the titan 700 vs 1k 290 will be up with the 550 vs 650 .
in anyway how is the a fail?
don't be sad be happy!!!!
1) The HD 7990 was the same price as the Titan @ Titan's release. It was only recently price dropped.
2) The Titan and the HD 7990 compete in completely different consumer purchasing brackets. The Titan is a single GPU card, whereas the HD 7990 is a double GPU card.
3) The reason why this is a "fail" is that AMD has spent ~2 years, and is just now catching up to Nvidia. And considering the fact that this release means they won't be releasing anymore cards anytime soon, means that with Maxwell coming next Spring/Early Summer, that they spent all of this time for pretty much nothing. Not to mention they are locked into GCN because of Mantle.
4) And finally, a surprising amount of Titan/780 owners, like me (or used to be me, since I had to return my 780 because I needed the money after being laid off), are happy that AMD in the end is at least going to match Nvidia's performance, because that means better prices for everyone, because of competition (as is evident by the many news threads that Nvidia is planning/planned on slashing prices due to AMD's launch).