arcon:CrushKill: Well, listings have actually popped up now for partner cards - from around $1400 up to $1800. Not as bad as I thought it would be.
Of course they don’t actually seem to have stock for another week or so. (If that’s not delayed as well). Curious to see if the extra 300-400 bucks is worth it between some models. Bench’s have started coming out as well.
Over US$1,200 on the higher side? You gotta be s#$%ing me lol. The margin is mostly for fancier coolers so I wouldn't expect too much.
I've hit the sad realization RDNA2 is not going to compete with the 3080... if it could surely they would have leaked some performance numbers to prevent people buying 3080s. AMD really couldn't afford to be both late and slow this time.
I would venture the market for people buying $1k + cards are well aware that AMD are coming out with something soon and will wait and evaluate - unless money isn't a concern. (financially or morally).
And for everyone else? The bulk of the market don't buy these cards. That's why the, what is it, 1060 is the most owned card on Steam I think - 1050's, 1060;s, 1070's, etc.
As for pricing, a flat conersion is $1030 or so. You then add GST I guess. That's $1200. AIB cards always tack on a bit, and then more for the top end models. Seems about right.