Originally Posted by washd123
I doubt they intended that way it just happened to be, the gtx570 was close to the gtx580 there was enough of a gap to warrant the price gap this is so close nvidia is shooting themselves in the foot
There's no way it can be an accident as they know exactly how it performs when they're developing it. They could easily have reduced the performance more had they wanted to. Why they did that way, only nvidia can answer, but I suspect they just wanted to put the hurt on AMD to stick them firmly in second place and keep them there.