Originally Posted by tpi2007
As I said in another thread, this may very well bring short term dividends to Nvidia, but will ultimately bring them long term losses. Imagine if people buying a 780 Ti would have been told at launch that their cards would only get one year of optimized drivers - would you value such a card at $699? Would you buy one at all? This is what may happen in the future. Who is going to buy a Titan X or a 980 Ti one year before Pascal arrives?
I went 5 months without a new driver from AMD from December's Omega Catalysts that were finished in November to March on a dual GPU card, with no way disable CFX.
It's not like we are just littered with choices of vendors at the moment.
Not to mention, we used to accept that all new architectures have teething. As driver's mature over launch drivers performance improves. If 980 and the 780 Ti were neck and neck at launch, I would have no doubt that 6 months towards a year, it would readily be out performing my card.
In addition, GCN architecture improvements are all AMD focuses on. One architecture, while nVidia has 3 separate ones. I don't expect the same focus of support for my card when the new architecture is on the shelves from nVidia. That's just kind of a given.
I am not entirely convinced that Kepler's performance in two titles shows an abandonment of the card either. I would probably say give it a couple weeks or a month, get post launch patches into the game and drivers, and see how it performs. Especially on these console ports, they seem to really benefit from getting as much VRAM as possible upfront too advantages that seem to really pay off for the 970/980 cards.