Originally Posted by zealord
AMD didn't do no nuffin'.
It was Nvidia releasing the mid-range GTX 1080 at 700$ what paved the way to make a card at this performance level for 199$ look good.
Also I'm pretty sure Nvidia didn't have the intention of releasing the GTX 1060 at 200$, but rather 250$+. Maybe they have to now.
40% faster for only 125% more money
I would call $50 more, in the ballpark, like I said. Both will likely top out close to $300 with 3rd party coolers and OC version. The usual stuff we always see.
If these numbers are even close to real, it's not like the 480 completes with the 1080. Nvidia started the whole small die as the x80 chip a few generations back. So, it's not exactly shocking that they did it again. But, to be honest, if they can get that much performance from the small die, so be it. They made the choice. If you don't want to buy it, don't. What ever AMD is planning for the big chip later will most likely be in the pretty high price bracket as well. It will perform in the same range just like before.
What I am getting at is that once all the cards are out from both sides, they will be exactly where you would expect them all to be. There is not world shattering going on. Just a hype train.