It's not weird it's normal. Intel has better CPU and AMD better GPU.
Last Gen, bests CPU were intel and best GPU nVidia.
Gen before, Best CPU Intel and best GPU ATI.
Gen before, best CPU AMD and GPU nVidia.
Sticking to a brand is just dumb. It just makes them release 1000â‚¬ 680s renamed titan to milk you more, or sell 660Ti cards renamed as 680 for 450â‚¬ when the 7970 GHz is 15% faster and sold 380â‚¬ with 4 games (I don't see how that's any kind of "similar" price btw).
Even if AMD drivers were actually bad I'd go for them on this gen. But I must be lucky, the 20+ games I've beeen playing lately all worked flawlessly on my AMD card. But yeah, i'm sure skyrim works better on 8800 than 2900. Well, those rare 8800 still alive or that ovens resurected.
And if by accident people get a brain and keep the market safe by going to the best perf/cost ratio every gen, I guess we'll pay our cards less since each generation the loser of the previous one will do more interesting cards.
i7 980X/R9 290X/X-Fi titanium | FX-55/X1950pro AGP/Audigy 2
K7 1000/GeForce 2 Ti/AWE64G | P5 200/ET6000/AWE32