Originally Posted by tkenietz
I didn't say launch msrp vs launch msrp. The 285 launched at the same price 280/280x was AT THE TIME. Which only made sense since it offered practically identical performance to the 280. The 380x launched what, a year later? Or, 2 years after the 280x, 3 1/2 years after the 7970 ghz. Offering practically identical performance. Is it a bargain because it didn't launch at $499?
My whole point was that features that don't improve performance are useless when using the card as a reference for peformance. On benchmarks they are the same in all but name.
because thats a flawed comparison, you aren't comparing it apples-to-apples but apples-to-oranges.
its very obvious that they'd drop the price of old gen hardware just to get it off the retailer's shelves, otherwise old gen hardwares will just rot there unsold.
or to put it in an even more blunt way, they're trying to get rid of old gen hardware even if its priced at a loss, it is worth it for them rather than getting nothing at all.
thats an even more flawed comparison, and a silly one at that, by your logic 380X wouldn't even be any better than 280X.
e.g. if you had to choose between 280X and 380X which would you choose?Edited by epic1337 - 6/29/16 at 2:18am