Missing the point here. The point isn't that people should buy the 3090 with extra free money from the government...my point is : why wouldn't they? I know a few people who bought new cars with their unemployment money. It's not that the money wouldn't be better saved, but you should know by now the story of Americans and money - easy come, easy go.True, but when you consider that it costs $300 more than last generation's "fastest card", which cost $500 more than the "fastest card" the generation before that... It's rather expensive.
And 114% more expensive than a 3080 for (hopefully) ~20% more performance? That's REALLY bad no matter how you spin it.
If you're someone who has been dropping a grand or more on the Titan cards since 2013, then $1500 ain't no thang for you. Hell, compared to the Titan RTX at $2500, the 3090 is an absolute steal. But if the 3090 is indeed the spiritual successor to the "Titan" cards, then it's extremely weird that they dropped the Titan moniker while simultaneously dropping the price. They're not exactly marketing it as a "prosumer" or professional/non-gaming card either.
So you're suggesting that folks who are now unfortunately unemployed due to "COVID-19" should buy a 3090 because the government is giving them money? Fantastic financial advice!
Yes, the 3090 is a bad value if you're thinking purely in terms of price/performance. But people who buy the 3090 aren't under the impression they're getting the best deal, they are buying it because they want the best card, and that's why I'll be buying one.