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no what I am saying is the FTW badge on specific EVGA products whould bring something unique and special with it - not something anybody can do on a reference gtx 580 like throwing on a waterblock
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no what I am saying is the FTW badge on specific EVGA products whould bring something unique and special with it - not something anybody can do on a reference gtx 580 like throwing on a waterblock
So if the 580 HC2 has the FTW badge on it, it comes with a mini fridge and can bump OCN up to the top of the Chimp Challenge? does it also come with a wheels so I can drive it around it like a car?

580 = 580

Please list for me some of the "unique" and "special" features that the 580 HC2 has?
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Kinda pointess now when a watercooled and highly OC'd 6990 is faster than two of those and would cost less. Add a TriFired 6970 and its game over for the same price.
 
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post #14 of 76
This thing is expensive!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
I mean, I know it is a great version of the card, but I think it is just too expensive..
Looks sick, though. Evga rocks as always
    
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So if the 580 HC2 has the FTW badge on it, it comes with a mini fridge and can bump OCN up to the top of the Chimp Challenge? does it also come with a wheels so I can drive it around it like a car?

580 = 580

Please list for me some of the "unique" and "special" features that the 580 HC2 has?
You are clearly not reading what goldboy is saying

He is saying that cards from EVGA branded with the "FTW" logo should offer more than what you get with this card. In other words, it should be a non-reference design with more memory, better VRM's, binned to find the best chips etc.

But currently all they are doing is getting a GTX 580 3GB and slapping a Swiftech wb on it and branding it as "FTW" when the only difference between it and any other 3GB model is the waterblock. And anyone can buy a non-FTW 3GB card and put their own wb on the card for less than EVGA are charging.

I believe that is what goldboy is trying to say.

Now on topic, too late and too expensive. I've never seen the point in the FTW cards. You're better off getting a non-FTW EVGA card and then getting your own EK or Koolance block. It's cheaper, doesn't void the warranty and performs better than the Swiftech block on the FTW cards.
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^ thankyou. Exactly my point. If EVGA had come out with 3gb of VRAM and perhaps a custom pcb - better vrms (hint hint msi lightning) on the HC2 FTW when the gtx 580 was first released, I'm sure many more people would have been interested, as it would have been more than merely a waterblock on it.

for example, many people slam the hc2 ftw as a waste of money when you can get the same (if not a better block) for cheaper. And I completely agree with this. Yet if it offers more than just cooling, then it would be worth the extra $$.

like galaxy brings out reference cards fitted with an accelero for the same stock price. It doesn't do any adjustments to the actual card, and thus, doesn't charge anything extra.
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^ thankyou. Exactly my point. If EVGA had come out with 3gb of VRAM and perhaps a custom pcb - better vrms (hint hint msi lightning) on the HC2 FTW when the gtx 580 was first released, I'm sure many more people would have been interested, as it would have been more than merely a waterblock on it.

for example, many people slam the hc2 ftw as a waste of money when you can get the same (if not a better block) for cheaper. And I completely agree with this. Yet if it offers more than just cooling, then it would be worth the extra $$.

like galaxy brings out reference cards fitted with an accelero for the same stock price. It doesn't do any adjustments to the actual card, and thus, doesn't charge anything extra.
Galaxy does that to steal buyers from reference cards.
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post #18 of 76
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Yeah, I don't care if they put 16GB memory on it, and a 24k gold water block on it , it's STILL just a GTX 580 at the end of the day. $740 is a joke.
It's for people who use triple 30" monitors. You need the extra VRAM. 2GB isn't enough unless you enjoy playing without any AA. Palit sells them for $520.
Edited by PoopaScoopa - 5/10/11 at 5:38am
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It for people who use triple 30" monitors. You need the extra VRAM. 2GB isn't enough unless you enjoy playing without any AA. Palit sells them for $520.
Don't you mean 1.5 GB?
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lol @ a GTX 580 priced higher than the GTX 590 and HD 6990. FAAAAIIILLL.

Yeah, I don't care if they put 16GB memory on it, and a 24k gold water block on it , it's STILL just a GTX 580 at the end of the day. $740 is a joke.
The stock card WITHOUT the waterblock is 589.99$
The 590 WITHOUT the waterblock is 729.99$

Try comparing products in the same "category" please.

A Ferrari will always be more expensive then a Pinto.
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