Originally Posted by Rei86
Over hype your product + Under develop performance numbers = criticism from buyers
Yeah the 290X when it came out did challenge the OG Titan but yet again nVidia was ready with the 780Ti and the community unlocked the voltage in the Titan bios.
Also over time yes the 2/390 was great value for money but AT THAT TIME of release you need to come out swinging, not a limp ass jab.
The RX 480 got slammed (garbage Gigabyte card, the whole power issue) just the 580 because where the hell is big chip Vega?
To your first point, I don't see it. People overhype things, AMD hasn't really done so since Bulldozer. Everybody's favourite 'overclockers dream' reference was one offhand versus marketing that indicated Titan X performance for less, which it largely delivered at 1440p/4k. Not much they could do about Nvidia being made of money enough to drop a 980 Ti preemptive strike
Your second point about the enthusiast community unlocking Titan voltages and limp-ass jabs or whatever is entirely the reason why AMD isn't falling over themselves to release another mediocre high-end card so that 'objective enthusiasts' can save a bit on their next Nvidia purchase. You need money to compete and high-volume midrange cards and the CPU/server markets are much better sources of revenue than putting all of their resources into a low-sales premium card that most 'enthusiasts' would overlook anyway, because AMD. The 480 got 'slammed' on sites like this, where people want to save money on their next quad-SLI Titan purchase. In the larger world of people who aren't buying a new rig every six months, it was considered a very good performer for the money and given that the majority of the market is playing 1080p or less, that is very much the case.
To the topic, you're right that there are always people slagging off on the Titan / Titan buyers in these threads, but to be fair you shouldn't expect unqualified praise for a product in any thread that is not that product's Owner's Thread. That's what those threads are for, to talk about how much we all love X or Y that we all bought. If you're emotionally invested in a bit of hardware, avoid the review/announce threads.