Originally Posted by GamerusMaximus
Because this generation of cards is surrounded by steroid fueled hype. I dont remember the fermi vs evergreen or even the GCN vs kepler days being so hyped....
You should remember.
This is actually somewhat more mild than when Tahiti came out and dominated Fermi. It was the death of NV. AMD was suddenly comprised of semiconductor geniuses, whose skill rived God himself. Fermi owners were disgusted about how quickly and easily their $600, big-die monsters became obsolete.
It's no different this time, aside from the tables being turned. We do have a great swath of newcomers who still don't understand the significance of a die shrink, or even the significance of a chip's size. They kind of
understand price difference, but they still think that the brand who's offering the most performance is the Crom of silicon regardless of die size, price, node, or overall value.
It's certainly not a new phenomena, and it's certainly not something that can't be perpetuated and capitalized upon by the brands. So what can you really expect?