Originally Posted by denman
The problem with analogies on the internet is people ignore the point you were making and start coming back with "Well, nvidia stock is better than Ferrari and almost at Toyota level, so you don't know what you're talking about". The 'ole pick something from their response that doesn't have to do with the topic and bash it to the ground to somehow make your argument valid. 60% of the time, it works everytime.
Except that is not what people were saying at all. The point is Nvidia like Toyota offers a wide range of products from inexpensive to luxury. Ferrari only offers a luxury product. He was saying Nvidia should be more like Toyota, and the point is they already are...
They have and continue to have products for mass market appeal as does AMD. Today's high end product becomes tomorrow's mainstream product in the GPU space. I don't think $1200 is a good price, but it is the price they set. I do think the Toyota/Ferrari analogy was terrible though.
In fact the first three responses to that quote said absolutely nothing about the stock price...
Originally Posted by andrews2547
Without going too far off topic, I'll just say this.
There is a reason why Toyota shares are $54.86 and Ferrari shares are $42.89.
If they lower the price to something a bit more affordable, they will make less profit per card, but they will also sell more cards which in some cases gives them more profit.
Obviously I'm not saying they should sell the new Titan X for $200, but $1200 is ridiculous.
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Originally Posted by CasualCat
And Nvidia is still closer to Toyota than Ferrari (I hate car analogies in computers...) as they have a range of products from ultra high end/high end (Lexus ) to mid/low end (Toyota ).
Originally Posted by sherlock
Nvidia don't just sells high end cards though, thus the Ferrari comp is invalid, the X60 and X50 line are competitive products that do much to increase Nvidia market share like the Corolla line does for Toyota (a large part of it is currently proppred up by 960, 950 and 750Ti, with 1060 joining the party and 1050 to come)
Originally Posted by geort45
Yes but nVidia sells both low end and high end, which Ferrari doesn't. They have a large base to sell low end to mid end, and now they're offering a "mid end" card like the 1070 which is very fast, a 1080 still faster and they're releasing a gold-plated Titan X for those that can afford it, they don't care if they sell few cards to gamers because they will sell more to datacenters or sciencie applications, still Titan X won't be the base of their profit, Titan X will be the "special edition" of Pascal GDDR5, it's a niche product
To which you respond with this????
Edited by CasualCat - 7/22/16 at 8:30am
Originally Posted by denman
Read your post and then like three pages after it :/ Seems like everyone just wants to defend a $1200 card and not understand what you are saying. If all Nvidia cards were priced lower (hell, compariable to previous years same tier cards), then they would sell more, which would be more profits generated by moving greater volume.The problem with analogies on the internet is people ignore the point you were making and start coming back with "Well, nvidia stock is better than Ferrari and almost at Toyota level, so you don't know what you're talking about". The 'ole pick something from their response that doesn't have to do with the topic and bash it to the ground to somehow make your argument valid.
60% of the time, it works everytime.