In any case, I buy stuff that has the features (and performance) I need. If Intel can do that for example, I wouldn't hesitate buying their cards. But one thing is clear: I'll be skipping these cards. They are nuts when they are trying to sell a 295 mm² GPU with 192 bit bus for 1129 €. For comparison GA104 was 392 mm²... I just don't see how they can possible justify this asking price. I mean what the ....??? Also to call it RTX 4080 12 GB is just deceiving. RTX 4070 and anything below that are sure going to be underwhelming and over priced.
TSMC N5 really is that expensive. I believe AD104 is maybe only barely cheaper than GA102. Okay, $899 is too much but they were probably debating between $899 and $799 with a fake MSRP of $699.
If AMD solidly beats them in raster and appreciably undercuts them
See I don't think you are going to get both from AMD. At least not any time soon. We'll have to see how fast N33 is but I think that's a long ways off on desktop.