But what's the point of these fancy versions of old cards when new, much faster cards are coming out? As a consumer, I really don't care how much R&D you guys put into the card or how many features that are of no value to me it has. I care only that it has good real world performance (ie. actual games), good price/performance ratio, and is quiet.
When I see cards like the "[blah blah] Super Overclock XXXXtreme Thor's Hammer Vin Diesel Edition", all I really see is "Marketing Gimmicks Edition", and when it comes this late in the game, all I REALLY see is "Will Never Buy It Edition".
As a side note, I'm disgusted in general with the marketing tactics used more and more by hardware companies these days. It's mostly fluff. There are $150-200 motherboards that are just as good at OC'ing as $400+ ones, there are $300 CPU's that are almost as good as $1000+, etc. I know this is nothing new to many ppl, but clearly companies are still managing to sucker ppl into buying their shiny beads, or else these dumb XTREME edition products wouldn't be coming out.
PS. Military class marketing is a total friggin joke. Seems some companies don't have any shame left.
Since you're ranting, I invite you to provide 3 good names for a graphics card, that does not sound horrible, nor does it sound generic.
When you are done with it, let me know.
Sorry, the non-Intel board manufacturers don't have the Intel name to back their products up, so they have to differentiate.
Everyone sells a $25k mid-size family sedan, why buy one over another? They're all cars.
By your analogy, a $25k car from any car company will suit your needs. No need for the marketing BS.
What's the point? OK, we'll all stop making GPUs and video cards until HD7000 series or GTX600 series comes out. While we're at it, we'll also shut our doors and go on vacay for 6 months.
(as for your other posts, I won't even bother responding since you seem to know all the answers, including when HD7000 is coming out)
Edited by MSIalex - 5/30/11 at 1:28am