Well it's actually clear to me that Nvidia users don't seem to like to switch brand very often if at all(which i understand, the ride with Nvidia - at least what i've experienced, has always been a great one so far). I believe that they're trying to get people who deciding upon purchasing an AMD card to choose the Nvidia card instead. However, the only way i see this working is if they don't ask for a premium charge just because it's labeled Nvidia.
I don't care which side i pick, but with the amd card being at 500 Euros, i have no way of lying to myself into buying anything else. It's just such a great deal for how it performs.
So if it's a little bit faster, even 10%, and costs around 600$.. All i'm going to say is no thanks. I'd much rather buy a 290x (wait for custom cooler) and then let that baby play wonders.
Also, to add more fuel to the fire, if it's really true that AMD has managed to convince developers to make mantle a PART of their game engine, as i've read a couple of days ago.. Then this is just anothe reason for me NOT to pick Nvidia, especially if they constantly feel the need to charge much more. I honestly felt like purchasing an Nvidia card again but their pricing just ends it all for me. Ever since i've decided to try my first amd card (7950 Gigabyte windforce 3x) my opinion of Amd has changed dramatically. I've hardly, if ever, encountered any problems. The games run fine. Prior to my 7950 purchase, i thought of AMD graphics as incompetent, now i'm happy i konw i can trust both worlds - at least performance wise.
I'm still looking forward to this card, hoping Nvidia doesn't smack it with a 600~700$ price tag and call it a day.
Edited by Shadeh - 10/25/13 at 4:24am