Originally Posted by ZealotKi11er
Guys you do not want AMD to price their GPUs too low because then they will never have enough money to make faster GPUs.
They somehow managed to make Zen after Bulldozer. And then they somehow also managed to price Zen very competitively.
The only reason you would price the GPUs low is to gain market share.
We all know with Nvidia vs AMD is the mindshare is too strong. You got to gain the market with performance and quality products and not by slashing prices.
Isn't the Intel mindshare vs AMD just as strong if not stronger compared to Nvidia vs AMD?
Zen wouldn't exist and wouldn't be priced the way it was and is if what you said couldn't be overcome. You have to gain marketshare with decent performance, quality products and
by slashing prices. You only don't have to slash prices if on your first try you manage to get best in class performance across the board to a degree that leaves your competitors in the dust. Zen was only good enough, so they had to slash prices.
The same logic should apply even more to Navi, but AMD tried to piggyback Navi to Zen 2's enthusiasm. They even tried to make price parity between the line-ups available on 7/7, with the $499 3900X on one side and the $499 RX 5700 XT Anniversary Edition on the other.
People that buy 1050 Ti over RX 570 will never buy AMD and people that buy RX 570 over 1050 Ti really are extremely conscious buys and are not loyal to the brand plus make AMD no $.
Not this argument again. First of all, the RX 580 and 570 spent most of their useful market life hugely overpriced due to miners buying them all up. I still remember an RX 570 costing upwards of € 300. Now, after the mining boom went away and they are much cheaper, they are more than three years old by now and on their way out. People are looking at what's next.
Second, the 1050 Ti serves different purposes, it has half the TDP of the RX 570 and can be installed in OEM systems being fed only by the PCIe slot.