News Nvidia Slashes RTX 2060 to $299 in Wake of AMD's RX 5600 XT, Third-Party Cards Follow Suit

Ok, so NOW we can officially say that Nvidia's got some concerns over the RX 5600 XT.

This has me actually curious as to whether the 5600XT performs on par with the 2060. Curiouser and curiouser...
 

Phaaze88

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Why are they jumping the gun like that? Couldn't they have just... you know, WAIT?

"It's because of that, that the GTX 1080Ti and RTX Super series happened."

[Looks at 1080Ti]
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Carry on then.
 
Clearly the reason they are dropping the price just prior to the 5600 XT launch is to make the 5600 XT look worse in reviews. It's the same as all the other SUPER card launches timed just prior AMD's RX 5000-series launches. This way, they can can prevent their competitor's products from getting too much positive press. I doubt it's due to having surplus, and it's unlikely that a successor to the 2060 will launch before the very end of the year. Keep in mind, the 2060 is still actively in production. Unlike some of the other non-super cards, they never discontinued or even price dropped this model at the 2060 SUPER's launch, and instead put that card at a higher price point than the 2060.
 

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Clearly the reason they are dropping the price just prior to the 5600 XT launch is to make the 5600 XT look worse in reviews.
There is that too, though nearly $300 for a lower-mid tier card is legitimately horrid IMO. GPU prices in general are still grossly out of wack for what you get relative to similarly priced 2-3 years old models that are still on retail shelves today.
 

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Clearly the reason they are dropping the price just prior to the 5600 XT launch is to make the 5600 XT look worse in reviews.
They didn't even have to do anything when the 5500XT launched. That one bombed on it's own.
RX 580-590 like performance, but with a premium markup... Interested buyers should just get the 3 year old RX 580.

In the 5500XT's defense, it IS much lighter on power consumption compared to the RX 580, which means lower operating temps and less likely to get blown up on users running cheap ass power supplies - of course, I'd advise against anyone doing such a combo, but with the RX 580's rep as being one of the best value 1080p gpus available, it's often sought after. Unfortunately, it seems RX 580 + crap psu is a common pairing.
 
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