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why are most saying this is only 1.5gb, isn't it 1.5gb per gpu, = 3GB total. all you haters keep hating. this card will break world records..!!
Maybe it will break the record of being the world's biggest ripoff card.
    
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Maybe it will break the record of being the world's biggest ripoff card.
I think the ARES holds that now
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post #43 of 73
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Maybe it will break the record of being the world's biggest ripoff card.
Na, It's for benchmarking, e-pin, and collecting sice they aren't make more than a 1,000. If it was 2k then it would be a record for rip offs. I would love to have one, but collecting video cards is kind of silly.

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at least asus understands the concept of voltage regulation

still don't like oversized cards though
I agree. I would rather get a mother board that had more PCI-e slots so I could have more GPUs.
Edited by scaz - 6/8/11 at 9:17am
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This card its not meant to be mass produced anyway, its just real-working proof of what ASUS can make as a company, quality, products, etc to show the rest of the companys or most important, consumers like us of what a true good company can acomplish.

This is the same example like a Veyron, Enzo, Reventon, etc you name the concept, companys like Buggati, Ferrari and Lamborghini lost thousands of dollars ifnot millions in creating new technology and making a concept come alive for what? a very limited production that they wont even gain 1/5 of what was spent? The pure meaning is to showoff as a company, to make their costumers feel their branded products are unique and above the rest of the car makers, you dont need to own a Reventon to make you feel a "cheaply compared" Gallardo is worthless, its more like "Hey the company which I bought my car, can make this or that, which the company you're with cant!"

For Example even the 1.2 million Veyron is not priced to get even at what their project really cost, with only 450 cars made, they needed to sell each of the 450 samples at 4.5-5 million each to get their costs even out.

Its just a marketing move.
Edited by MexGT - 6/8/11 at 9:53am
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why are most saying this is only 1.5gb, isn't it 1.5gb per gpu, = 3GB total. all you haters keep hating. this card will break world records..!!


'nuff said
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post #46 of 73
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This card its not meant to be mass produced anyway, its just real-working proof of what ASUS can make as a company, quality, products, etc to show the rest of the companys or most important, consumers like us of what a true good company can acomplish.

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Its just a marketing move.
Made money off of that IIRC. The Veyron was the only one that lost substantial amounts per car, thats VW's deep pockets for ya.

But you're right, marketing at its finest.
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Pay 1000 dollars for a video card.. 1.5gb vram



This is aimed at people with super high resolutions, right?

why do they skimp on vram on a card that already costs 1000 dollars?
    
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Pay 1000 dollars for a video card.. 1.5gb vram



This is aimed at people with super high resolutions, right?

why do they skimp on vram on a card that already costs 1000 dollars?
Look at how cramped that PCB is with what it has. There's barely any room to spare for the GPU-cooler mounting holes. There probably wasn't physical space for the extra necessary circuitry to drive all the extra memory.
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So buy a 1k card that if it ever breaks you can't get a replacement due to limited quantities?

I don't see the draw of such a card... to each their own I suppose...
    
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@thealex132 Well. Said.
    
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