Originally Posted by SniperOct
Nvidia bases their GPU prices on consumer demands and performance. AMD bases it's GPU prices on performance. Enough high-end GPU consumers base their buying decisions on e-peen and obsession. hence we get the following historical formula (more or less):
1) Nvidia leads with prices in new territory with the fastest new GPU to test consumer emotional drive. Hence Titan<-> .... 780<->
2) AMD follows by pricing based on performance. Hence: (580<->6970, 7970<->580, 780<->290x).
Simple formula but there are anomalies/exceptions. Here are some. Nvidia had a delayed/intentional response with the 680 so you get 7970<->680. It was supposed to be 7970<->Titan and/or 7970<->780. Anytime AMD has released new GPUs first, the prices have been based on performance comparisons with Nvidia's previous generation instead of placing it in a new territory. see 5870 and 7970. Hence, they follow.
If anyone here thinks that all the factors that go into pricing the manufacturing of the Titan add up to $900 (for example) then you are out of your mind or flat out stupid. I am willing to bet it is no more than $300 AT BEST; and even if it is $500 (highly doubt it but lets go into the ridiculous zone) then you are still being raped by an extra $500. You can buy a computer at $550 or build your own. You can buy a console, and so on.
The top GPU should be costing no more than $400-450 and they still make a decent profit. The weak link that has contributed to prices going up is demand. That is, YOU, the consumer. Not all of YOU. But enough of YOU. So don't come here, being a Titan/780 owner and complain about prices. don't say these prices aren't a good deal. They are a good deal because they are priced accordingly with the competing product. they are priced according to your buying habits. They are priced like this because of you. Stop the nonsense. The only people here who deserve to complain about prices are people who did not buy into the Titan/780 AND they should complain about both manufactures, not just one.
There is no room for favoritism here. You are the consumer. That's the only group you belong to no matter how much you want to dilude yourself into thinking you are part of a select group that is partner with any of these companies. Joining a "GPU owners thread" won't make you so. Defending either company with flawed arguments won't make you so. Buying a particular GPU won't make you so. All it does is make you a consumer. That's all you are. that's all you'll ever be unless you get a job with them. So, defend yourselves, defend objectivity, inform yourselves. I guaranteed you'll have a better experience.