I would lean harder into the "it's just a name" part.They should have called it the 7800, not 7900.
Makes them look impotent. I know it's just a name....
If there is another card that they want to release, they still have the space to do so and can name it whatever they want.
I think it's more odd that the 3090 and 4090 exist in terms of "name". But they probably figured out that they could make more money by calling it a **90 rather than "Titan".
Eh, I think it has just as much to do with paying more money for the scaling instead of an equal amount with the 2 series and to some extent the 3 series. nVidia more or less took away all the multiplicative gains in terms of cost vs performance that people usually get when moving generationally. That's more or less what the GN video was about.But people are already complaining about a 4080 costing 1200 but not a 4090 costing 1600....
However, nVidia also needs to move old 3 series stock and THEY want to be the ones making all the money instead of scalpers. I have no doubt that if the 4080 was $800, it would fly off the shelves and be heavily scalped (honestly it's also kind of annoying that the 7900XTX is $1000, we can thank nVidia for artificially moving up the costs). However, then at least they'd be selling cards... sooooo. Whatever, your move nVidia.