Why aren't you including the Radeon 7 in these numbers? You'd reach the same conclusion, but suddenly it isn't just exclusively an "Nvidia Tax" anymore.
With both size squeezing us, we got more options! Poorly priced options, but options! Now you can openly choose your "what a joke" product in Green or Red flavor! It's good to have competition back!
Yeah, it was down to $270 for a day on one model. But that is the single fan evga card that is 2.75 slot. No thanks, won't even fit in my itx htpc that I would eventually put it in 3 years from now.
Most itx cases have only 2 pci expansion slots for gpu/network etc. cards at the back vs the 2.75 on that evga card.