Originally Posted by Syan48306
My god. Why are there so many salty people in this thread.
It's not like all those people complaining would have picked up a Titan even if it were only $1000, comes with HBM2, and is a full fat version.
I know this post is a while back, but if the Titan XP was the full fat 3840 shader version with HBM2 at $999, it would actually be "understandable" and not a bad proposition because you'd basically be set for 2 years before even having to think about upgrading.
Originally Posted by Klocek001
lol you mean people who use the term price gouging in relation to a GPU ? don't even pay attention to them. They need that Titan X to feed them and take care of their offspring but can't afford to because nvidia is merciless.
Maybe it's just the US, but you'd be surprised how many people have their priorities completely jumbled up.
Originally Posted by Murlocke
Great, will be picking one up. Now to debate if I should buy a 6700k now or wait for the 7700k. My 3770k is still a champ in most games.
At this price range, doubting they sell off the shelves like the 1080.
People said the same about Titan X, remember how that one sold?
Originally Posted by ikjadoon
But, see... "business suicide". I think people would've said that about a $1200 consumer GPU in 2010. "Nobody would buy that." Maybe NVIDIA understands the market more than we do. That's all I'm suggesting.
And...then...would we be "upset" at McDonalds that they even dared to offer the $15 burger? Would people be saying, "Wow, see. You could get a good burger from McDonalds for $4 back in the day. Don't buy the $15 burger; you'll only encourage McDonalds!!!111oneone"
But there's no market for a $15 burger is there? Or at least, I can't see it being profitable.
I mean, $15 burgers at a fancy posh restaurant is one thing, $15 burgers at McDonalds is a whole other story.
Originally Posted by Darkpriest667
Unfortunately in a monopoly (which is what we have here because AMD is no competitor) that's not exactly how it works. Price elasticity changes to almost 0 when you have a monopoly for a product.
Basically no matter how much the price changes demand will stay the same, because we HAVE NO OTHER CHOICE. In the High end market there is no other choice and you can tell by the price changes over the last 3 generations of cards. I have 3 systems in my room alone. I can AFFORD a 1080, 1070, and a Titan, but I won't dare give them a penny at this point. They're doing exactly what a monopoly does and raising prices to increase profits to the maximum potential. It is awful for a consumer.
For the love of God Samsung or IBM buy AMD already. Consumers are getting REAMED!
It seems GPUs have become Veblen goods these days.
Originally Posted by rcfc89
I wouldn't consider myself a fanboy. I actually own high-end gear and speak on actual real life experience. The fanboys on here are the guys with a $500 computer spouting nonsense about equipment they can't afford and have zero experience with. Although anyone who can do a "google search" over the internet is considered an expert by today's standards.
There's a difference between not being able to afford something, and not buying something because to that person the price is stupid. I really don't think there are that many OCN members who actually, literally, can't afford a $1200 GPU.