Originally Posted by Flanker
this reminds me of the evergreen launch, 5770 had similar performance to 4870, probably a little lower due to early driver issues, and had the pricetag of a 4890. Not to the same extent as what we are seeing today but it does ring a bell.
Exactly, But this time no one is factoring in the TSMC price increase for 28Nm and there's CoreNext architecture so yes driver will mature. Stock performance is not what I’d hoped but the OC’n is wicked and if in several months for $140 you can grab a decent custom cooling and bump it to 1150Mhz and gain 16-18%; it has great potential.
Again to judge this price which includes the TSMC "up charge" (I was surprised they're this low as it is), without the seeing the equilibrium of what Nvidia will ask for a GK106, that talk is is bunk. Nvidia might (or may not) significantly leap frog these we have no bases to judge as of yet. So what if Nvidia gets between a 550ti and the 560(non ti), will it be worth an MSRP of $180, while Super OC’s hit $220? If Nvidia just "one-ups-man's" this performance while asking the same/similar price I'd be shocked. The best they did recently was the GTX460's, but that filled the gapping crevasse between the 5770 and 5850. Nvidia for quite a while kept those prices fairly aggressive considering $/Fps, as they were in the position that guys loved anything at $230-250 (sweet spot). It wasn't was 4mo's till 6850/70 came into play that those really came around. No competition and a TSMC up charge is AMD burden today, but don’t unyoke Nvidia just yet!