Originally Posted by SOCOM_HERO
All I can say is this: AMD fans, you have more competition than you did before at that price for the 780 vs 290x.
Nvidia fans, you should thank AMD for forcing the issue on price. IMO Nvidia was overcharging for the 780 at this stage in its life cycle.
I love competition. It's a win for consumers. No doubt about that.
All this was to be expected, maybe not to the degree it is happening, but it was predicted ... from the R9 290X being faster than the GTX 780, to the announcement of the GTX 780Ti, to the price drops on the GTX 780, etc.
As far as nVidia "overcharging" for the 780, I disagree.
Price is what the market will bear. People were paying it, and willingly. Thus, they weren't overcharging. But don't get me wrong, I am happy for the price cut.
I just don't know which way I want to go with my gaming upgrade. A couple weeks ago, I was thinking dual GTX 780's. then I was toying with the R9 290X until the heat, power, and not much of a performance difference (ie 9%) numbers showed up, then I was thinking GTX 780Ti for lower power, heat, noise, and 10% performance over the R9 290X. Now with the price cut to $499 to $519 for an EVGA GTX 780 with ACX cooler ... I am back to thinking 2 GTX 780's. But then again, the GTX 880's will be here in less than 6 months.
No matter what I do, I see me swapping my 2 GTX 580's over to my wife's computer very soon.