I would bet against a significant price drop. The vega20 is a very expensive chip to produce, and 7nm production is still ramping up to boot. My guess is they never produce it in quantity to keep prices high, as they’d lose money any other way.
Radeon 7: Same outcome as the last Vega cards, underwhelming for the price. Wait for Navi, this is just a place holder. The Vega cards were never meant to be gaming cards really, when the first Vega cards came out, they even had a hard time making proper gaming drivers for it.
With a vega card you’re really covered especially vega 64.
Unless it turns out the radeon 7 is like 100% more effective, the vega chipset will have you coverede unless you’re competing and every fps counts.
vega aint bad, it gets the job done, albeit your e-peen is smaller then your 2080 competitors, but are you really willing to shell out the 700$ for 10-15% increase in fps?
If you look at frame rate minimums in a bunch of titles, vega is actually pretty damn impressive/competitive.
But most people just look at the top end frame rate max/average and whine that nvidia is some number higher.
Whilst totally forgetting that the minimums are what give you the shits when you hit them more than anything else.
Check the numbers for R7 vs. the 2080/2080ti in GN’s review.
It stomps them in minimums and overall less hitching. But the typical mindless gamer (even GN themselves to an extent - though to their credit they are one of the best for frame times reporting) are focused on averages.
When you’re above 60-100 fps average, the minimums are what count IMHO.