I expect AMD to lower those prices before release. They saw with the 7600 that the prices they were targeting initially were simply too high to be viable, even if there ain't any stock of previous-gen GPUs left. The 7600XT especially looks very badly priced, but the entire stack could go down by $30-$80 depending on the card.
As for NVidia, $50 for a mere 2GB extra VRAM? GTFO of here! And at that price, the RX 7600 will curbstomp that 4050 without breaking a sweat and even the 7500 could beat it in raster
Yea, I'd expect them to revise a few things come launch. AMD did change the price of the 7600 a few days before review embargoes lifted. I doubt they'll heavily undercut Nvidia though. AMD just dont have the mindshare that Nvidia has and has to be priced less, even if they have higher specs. And true, that 4050 is super rough. 2/3rds of the SM's of the 4060 and 6GB is a joke for 250/200. By the time that releases the 7600 will likely cost the same and be quite a bit faster.
Just hope AMD just launches cards at the right price from the get go. They'll get way better press and reviews that way. And a lot more sales from launch. Rather than the crap reviews, annoy gamers waiting for these cards only to stealth discount it later. Like if they took a modest hit to their margins, and offered a 7800 60 CU 16GB card for $519 (preferably closer to 500) thats a touch faster than a 4070, that would fly off shelves.
@Captain_Yuri Yeah the new NH-D15 V2 looks pretty ugly. Idk if its the new fan design but that color is not doing it any favors. They should've made the Chromax the default colour and maybe a top plate to cover the heatpipes. It wouldn't have added any significant cost to the cooler (if any) and woud've make it look much more modern and sleek.