Originally Posted by jojoenglish85
With all the hating aside, lets look at this with a real world perspective. AMD has been under fire for its lackluster in product devolpment. The same might apply from these new releases as well. As a consumer, i want the best bang for "buck". If i can get a card that performs slightly better than the 780 for a cheaper cost, then its a no brainer for me. The 7XX series namely the 780/Titan are priced high because at this moment there is no competition. If the AMD cards namely 290/290x perform as they should, the price point for 780/Titan should go down based on competition. Nvidia would not keep the same prices on their current cards if they knew that AMD's new series could not compete.
With that in mind. the reason NV is going to price cut their cards is a testemant of that. They probably know more than we do. Im going to wait and decided what card no matter who makes it will be best for my needs and who at that point offers the better price. That is what others will do as well. Its an even flow to how things work. No need to get upset or carried away.
High end cards in the non-professioanl category are related to the type of games one likes to play; as such, a price/performance approach depends on a mix of quantifiable (# of FPS for # of IPS/TN pixels etc) as well as subjective (particular story/games) plus one's own physiological parameters (don't care about 8xAA or such) inputs.
Hence, the type of performance you "like" does not necessarily fits a 'price/performance' approach - since price is generally accepted as "the lower the better." Moreover, by the time you have accumulated , at least theoretically, the perfect information on the like/price ratio, the investors/designers/manufacturers/sellers already have calculated their maximum profit (top of the) curve.
In other words, buyer waiting for 'perfect information' ends up paying a price that yields the maximum profit for the seller... not quite the best deal for the buyer