Sources: AMD, Anandtech [power, noise, temp. results]
quote: Advanced Micro Devices has lost another key executive, who was instrumental in making ATI Technologies and then AMD the worldwide leader on the market of high-end graphics cards. Eric Demers, the former chief technology officer of AMD's graphics products group, has decided to leave the company.ATI was bought by AMD in 2006 and since then Eric Demers held various positions at the new company, where he oversaw development of such breakthrough products like AMD Radeon HD 5800 "Evergreen" or AMD Radeon HD 7900 "Southern Islands".
quote: Once Nvidia comes out with their next gen, AMD prices will fall in line, guaranteed.
quote: AMD's prices are high because they don't have any competition yet. That is all. That isnt a bad offering, its called beating the competition to market and its a good thing (fro the company, not consumers).
quote: On the contrary, the Radeon HD 7770 does have very strong competition from the GeForce 560 (as well as the Radeon 6800 series).
quote: It also seems that the days of a mid-range product being in league with a previous generations high-end product has come to an end. The 7770 is still no match for Radeon 6970 or 5870.