- Apr 27, 2000
I don't blame you for that. If all you want is 1440p 60Hz then things get cheaper. But take a look at this:No thanks, playing 4K will require me to get a 4K display and pay more for a high end GPU then I ever did before. I think $320 is the most I have ever spent on one.
Cheapest 1660Ti is $280, cheapest 2060 is $350, cheapest 2070 is $485. That's a pretty big gap between the ~$250 range (1660Ti is barely there) and ~$500 range (2070). All you have is the 2060. Rest assured that NV will continue pushing that price point upwards when they release a successor card (3060 or whatever). My guess is the successor will be $380-$400, which you can easily pay for a 2060 right now if you like. And that's for a 6GB card! NV has more-or-less deprecated their other products, making them eventually irrelevant to pricing discussion.
AMD, on the other hand, has put its 7nm top dog at $700. Navi10 will probably be in the $200-$250 price range (basically on-par with where the 590 is today). Once Navi10 hits, all Polaris and most RX Vega will be considered deprecated as well, making them irrelevant to the price discussion. AMD may have a massive price gap of $500 between product tiers unless they can launch something faster/more expensive than Navi10.
Intel can see that clearly, so they want their top-dog product sitting near where the 2070 is today - $500.
Yesterday's GPU pricing tiers are gone. You have cards for 1080p and 60 Hz 1440p gamers sitting at $250 and less, while everything else is being pushed to the stratosphere - $500 and higher. Entry level, midrange, and high-end no longer means anything.