Originally Posted by pony-tail
Short memories - the current prices are a result of Intel , and nVidia price gouging while AMD was not competitive or barely competitive , and AMD wanting a piece of the money grab ,
just a CEO trying to impress their Shareholders an the board . I honestly believe their prices are between $30 to $75 from where they should be .
You are welcome to pay it , but I will not .
No. The current prices are a result of Intel and nVidia price gouging because consumers allowed them to. Always paying more for less. Buying into the hype of buying a new product despite what you currently have being fine. Always buying the same brand because they have the fastest $1000 product, even though at $200 the competition is superior.
It's easy to blame AMD. It's popular to blame AMD. People act as if Bulldozer was the only CPU that AMD ever released. People act as if the 290X didn't match the Titan at less than half the price for over 6 months and people still didn't buy them. People act as if the RX 570 being completely superior and cheaper to a 1050 Ti, and yet the 1050 Ti clouding the Steam charts with the RX 570 nowhere to be seen, is normal.
Now that AMD is stopping the old favors charging ridiculously low prices, suddenly you want to rebel? Why didn't you do it when nVidia was marking up prices every generation? Why didn't you do it when Intel barely gave any performance gains but kept increasing prices? Nah... We can't do that. They're the big players! AMD is just some little budget thing on the side! AMD deserves to be punished! I mean seriously. How strong can the bias against AMD be?
I'm glad AMD is doing this to be honest. Not because it's convenient to me. I would have loved to see the cheaper prices. But I understand that this step is necessary for AMD to command any type of respect. Releasing similar products for cheaper prices has obviously not worked. Despite Ryzen and its great achievements, AMD is somehow STILL seen as the budget brand that needs to sell things ridiculously cheap for everyone else to buy Intel and nVidia cheaper. It's disgusting.
Now, rather than being the first to lower prices, they are baiting their competition into doing it first, and it's great. If they don't do it, whatever. It's not as if they would sell much more anyway, as proven previously. We have Intel in damage control, and surprisingly, even nVidia is in damage control mode for some reason...
Maybe now, the sheep will understand that your money is a vote. But looking at certain replies in here... Even this is not enough apparently. If the bias doesn't change, I honestly hope it gets much much worse. Let entry CPUs and GPUs be $300+. Let's see how long it takes before they start blaming themselves, like they should. All companies are out to make money. It's up to the consumers to protect themselves, and we failed, because, we were too infatuated by the hype of the moment to realize what was happening, and the only one that tried doing things differently was either punished or ignored. I'm glad you get to taste the bitterness now.
Originally Posted by pony-tail
Edit -What competition ? they are just matching price or just barely under .
Oh... I would love to hear what your definition of competition is then.