Originally Posted by l88bastar
Well lets face it, a high end GPU is a luxury item. Its a luxury item in a market dominated by one player, what did you think was gonna happen? Nvidia could charge two grand for these and I am positive they would all sell out....three thousand not so much, but I think two thousand is the threshold that they could get away with. So you have to decide, is Nvidia Evil and milking us? Or do they love us and willing to sacrifice a bit of raw profit to try and keep the luxury good attainable to the common man?
Sorry none of what you said has much directly to do what I said. The fact it is a monopoly of makes what I said MORE pertinent.
Regardless of market health we the consumer are looking for our best deals, if there are no other companies that do so adequately we can and should (if we value our $$ as much as NVIDIA and we should).
What NVIDIA does with pricing has no direct relevance to me, I will buy , not buy or post comments etc bases on the percieved value and my interest in the sector. In this case I am interested enough beyond my current video card to get into talks and hope to direct the discussion towards concepts that "help the consumer".
Let them price it at $10k $20k or $200 they are going for maximum profit and they should.
Other than a lack of education, mentorship or a simple lack of desire to better ones position why defend the people taking more of your $$ than perhaps we like or than industry norms has seemed to indicate is fair.
Are there other reasons to talk ourselves and each other into paying a company which WILL sell at $600 if they cant at a higher price ($600 is a random # choosen)?
We are talking about entirely new pricing segments and structures in place over the course of a few years and it seems thay NVIDIA and INTEL are in a cash grab while they can, and they should. We should look out for consumer #1 as well 😋
ESIT: Mobile, apologies for typos !
EDIT: EVEN got typos on the edit attempt (fail) hahahaEdited by supermi - 7/24/16 at 10:00pm