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Why are there so many versions of the GTX 580?!

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EVGA GeForce GTX 580
EVGA GeForce GTX 580 DS Superclocked
EVGA GeForce GTX 580 Superclocked
EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3072MB
EVGA GeForce GTX 580 FTW Hydro Copper 2
EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3072MB Hydro Copper 2

And that's just EVGA, I haven't gotten into the other companies.

Why are there so many different versions???! I know, they released a 3GB version, but why'd they just release the "EVGA GeForce GTX 580 DS Superclocked" with only 1.5GB of RAM? And why didn't they overclock the newly released "EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3072MB" and "EVGA GeForce GTX 580 3072MB Hydro Copper 2"????

What a waste these cards are? Aren't they just diluting their own brand by releasing so many cards? Couldn't just released a 3GB Superclocked version with fancy fans???
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It's all about the Benjamins. Marketing wise, it's a great idea. Appeal to as many different people as possible. Get as many sales, regardless of what the card is called or the specs. But on the consumer level with the knowledge that someone like yourself has, it makes no sense.
    
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