and even if they have a lower price at introduction people will still wait for prices to drop
i don't believe anybody would buy the card after prices went up
, they would wait until prices go back down. that is certainly the way that most consumers shop. it would also be impossible for nvidia to control prices in under this scheme. unless they raised the prices that the boards cost for the resellers. i don't think retailers would be happy about that. it is more typical to see price wars where prices are lowered, it never happens where prices raise, unless the supply is extremely limited.