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It's pretty much the same reason why people buy limited edition things, or Rolex watches, or Ferrari super-cars
Umm no. Limited edition watches, supercars, movies or games gain resell value over time to certain buyers...this is a graphics card. All you'd have 10 years down the line from buying this piece of crap is still an overly expensive paperweight, not worth a tenth of what it was bought for to anyone.

The only person I see buying this is some rich sod who is a hardware enthusiast and has a month to live that wants to treat himself to the latest and greatest before he dies.
    
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That they are only making 1000 of these cards and to make it a profitable venture they have to charge a hefty price.
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Umm no. Limited edition watches, supercars, movies or games gain resell value over time to certain buyers...this is a graphics card. All you'd have 10 years down the line from buying this piece of crap is still an overly expensive paperweight, not worth a tenth of what it was bought for to anyone.

The only person I see buying this is some rich sod who is a hardware enthusiast and has a month to live that wants to treat himself to the latest and greatest before he dies.
I disagree.

This version of the card is about the same as 2x580 3g's...

Bench wise, it holds it's own.

Most people expected a lower price point because they thought it would be basically the 590, "done right".

Well, it is the 590 "done right" and costs the same as 2x580 3gb's so...Don't quite see what the issue is.

You can buy 1 card for the same price as you can buy 2 for...What's the issue?
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I disagree.

This version of the card is about the same as 2x580 3g's...

Bench wise, it holds it's own.

Most people expected a lower price point because they thought it would be basically the 590, "done right".

Well, it is the 590 "done right" and costs the same as 2x580 3gb's so...Don't quite see what the issue is.

You can buy 1 card for the same price as you can buy 2 for...What's the issue?
This has 3GB of VRAM shared between two SLI'd GPUs effectively meaning it is comparable to 2x 580s with 1.5GB of VRAM.

Personally I don't think there is any justification for this card. Too big for any small form factor build and it doesn't have the VRAM to support higher resolutions. If you are a bencher you'll get higher scores with 4x Asus 580 Matrices and a 990X. The Matrices have 19 power phases for a single GPU as opposed to having 19 phases for two.

Making this card limited edition is what's driving the price. I think Asus could of manufactured more cards, cut some costs like the aluminum shroud and still made enough to cover R&D costs. I guess they saw this as a faster approach to recoup costs as people eat this stuff up.

If you're only justification for buying this over a better performing product(s) is: "cause it's limited edition..." you are a victim of marketing.
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That they are only making 1000 of these cards and to make it a profitable venture they have to charge a hefty price.
No. If they were making 100 or 10 I would totally agree that they HAVE TO charge this much. 1000 of these so-called "limited edition" cards isn't even close to being limited, considering this is an extreme high end GPU (GTX 590) which I reckon would struggle to sell 50,000 units worldwide. If it had at least had 6GB VRAM total it would at least somewhat justify the price for the rich enthusiasts who would buy it, but with 1.5GB per card, it's a joke. A 6990 will rape it in multi-monitor setups, and at a fraction of the price. That makes it an epic fail, and ASUS can stick this "award winning" card of theirs where the sun doesn't shine.

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I disagree.

This version of the card is about the same as 2x580 3g's...

Bench wise, it holds it's own.

Most people expected a lower price point because they thought it would be basically the 590, "done right".

Well, it is the 590 "done right" and costs the same as 2x580 3gb's so...Don't quite see what the issue is.

You can buy 1 card for the same price as you can buy 2 for...What's the issue?
You're wrong. Memory on dual-GPU/SLI'd graphics cards doesn't double up in total, it is locked to what is usable per GPU.

This card, bench wise, is equivalent to a slightly overclocked GTX 590/GTX 580 1.5GB in SLI.

The 1.5GB of VRAM is all the usable memory on this card, which puts it way down as far as performance on extreme setups goes.

Oh and nobody cares that it's "done right", you'd have to be a stupid fanboy to buy a card because it is a fixed revision over the same but broken model. If that's an advantage in your view, it makes almost every other GPU as good as this card is.
    
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For the price of this card, you can get 2x 590's or 2x 6990 which will out shine this card any day.

Besides, why would they make this a 3 slot cooler? What if people want to sli this for quad sli?


EDIT: I really want MSI to make a dual GPU card.
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