Originally Posted by 47 Knucklehead
I may be WAY off base here, but maybe not. AMD is in full scale "catch up" mode, even with their brand new chip. nVidia basically sat on the GTX 780Ti and waited for AMD to release the 290X, just to stomp their best and newest ... all the while keeping "Maxwell" in their hip pocket to destroy AMD once and for all in the high end GPU market.
Way off mate.
AMD released news about the 290x and how it was going to perform, which is greater than a 780, albeit louder and hotter was cheaper. Nvidia had the dumb Titan and the 780 out already, they saw how well the 290x performed to a 780 and decided to use a beefed up Titan as the 780Ti.
Well all know that the Titan was there to show off Epeen, it's performance in gaming compared to a 780 when overclocked it laughable and for what a $500 difference (in my country) even now?
In my country a 780 (after market cooler as well) costs $100 less than a stock 290x, it performs cooler and quieter. Of course when the aftermarket coolers come out for the 290x we'll see then.
Also why would you want Nvidia to destroy AMD? without them Nvidia can jack the prices all the way up because there is no competition, which mean that there will no need for innovation.
For us, AMD NEEDS to kick Nvidia's ass now until Maxxwell, unless AMD has something like their own "Maxwell" in plans. I fear we will see even higher pricing on the Maxwell Nvidia cards, due to the current state of how cards are being put up in price when released.