Originally Posted by ciarlatano
This is the pattern. We'll see a Vega (someday) that outperforms the reference 1080 in some random benchmarks. Of course, it won't OC, so comparisons to an OC 1080 will be made forbidden by AMD's marketing dept in reviews since the 1080 will then easily outperform it. nVidia will release the 1080 Ti and there will no longer be any issue (excepting in the odd AMD friendly benchmark at 4K that everfy AMD user will point to). Lather, rinse, repeat with numbers changed to 11X0. Lather, rinse, repeat..... This cycle has been like groundhog day.
Actually since GCN's introduction Fiji was the only chip that had terrible OC headroom. Tahiti OC'd like a champ, and Hawaii when paired with a cooler that could actually do it's job also OC'd decently. So no this is a very recent thing and has never been a cycle.
Originally Posted by sherlock
GTX 780 was sold at this price 3 year ago and had same stock problem because it was so pouplar, why? Because it was the the 2nd fastest single GPU then(Oh and it run circles around 7970Ghz
Now you can pay the same price for the fastest single GPU in the world Made up concepts such as "Ti price" or "mid-grade chip"
will not stop people from paying top $$ for the fastest single GPU avaliable
While AMD fan boys keep making excuses to hide their envy
Except these aren't made up concepts at all. Big die, medium die, and small die are all very real and tangible.
Also the last sentence is a bit asinine if I may say so.
But yes you're absolutely right, instant gratification and the pathological need (IMO) to have the latest and greatest means people will pay whatever nVidia asks. And as people gradually get priced out of their bracket, the situation will only get worse. (but I suspect some take twisted joy in the fact that as hardware become more expensive, they become more exclusive as well)Edited by magnek - 6/15/16 at 3:36pm