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Don't you know that with his 1440x900 monitor, and his 8 year old CPU, he was actually considering buying this card?

The 6990 will suit him better though, since it has more VRAM for that resolution, and of course, it has a better price / performance ratio. Get your facts straight dude.

He is within his right to complain loud and clear, as he is the ideal target market this card is aimed at.

OT: The whole VRAM issue is blown out of proportion as Raging Cain has demonstrated in the 590 vs. 6990 thread.
Exactly. I have both the 580 (1.5GB) and 6970 (2GB). The performance of my 580 is always better even in games that demand a lot of VRAM. Overall the actual GPU matters way more then the VRAM, even at my high resolution.

I much rather have my 1.5GB VRAM then the higher latency of the 3GB
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Exactly. I have both the 580 (1.5GB) and 6970 (2GB). The performance of my 580 is always better even in games that demand a lot of VRAM. Overall the actual GPU matters way more then the VRAM, even at my high resolution.

I much rather have my 1.5GB VRAM then the higher latency of the 3GB
Yes but HD 6970 because of the 2GB keeps ups to GTX580 which is a lot more expensive. If HD 6970 has 1Gb its would be much slower then GTX580. @ 1080p GTX580 is ~ 20% faster, @ 1600p only 5-10% faster.
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Yes but HD 6970 because of the 2GB keeps ups to GTX580 which is a lot more expensive. If HD 6970 has 1Gb its would be much slower then GTX580. @ 1080p GTX580 is ~ 20% faster, @ 1600p only 5-10% faster.
I never really noticed my 580 having the same FPS as my 6970. Then again my 580 is overclocked to 950mhz while my 6970 is stock. The only time VRAM ever effected me was at the resolution of 5120x1440, but then again the FPS is terrible anyways.
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I never really noticed my 580 having the same FPS as my 6970. Then again my 580 is overclocked to 950mhz while my 6970 is stock. The only time VRAM ever effected me was at the resolution of 5120x1440, but then again the FPS is terrible anyways.
What sort of settings to do you use for your games? People who don't use high antialiasing settings (anything above 4xMSAA) tend to not notice the difference between 1.5GB and anything above that, so it really depends on how extreme the graphical settings are used I guess...though with this card, I can't imagine anyone not wanting to max out all available graphical settings in games.
    
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dayum, those screens.
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What sort of settings to do you use for your games? People who don't use high antialiasing settings tend to not notice the difference between 1.5GB and anything above that, so it really depends on how extreme the graphical settings are used I guess...though with this card, I can't imagine anyone not wanting to max out all available graphical settings in games.
x2/x4 at 2560x1440 for actual gaming. When i'm testing or fooling around I do max AA at 5120x1440
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x2/x4 at 2560x1440 for actual gaming. When i'm testing or fooling around I do max AA at 5120x1440
Well that's fair enough, in that case you pretty much made the right choice. At around 4xAA, 1.5GB VRAM is fine.
    
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And what, you were in the market for this card? Is that what your argument has now turned into, mindless fanboyism? If that's your entire argument for this card, put your money where your mouth is and go buy a $1500 or equivalent card before you have the right to discuss it, if not then please STHU.
If you bothered to read this very thread, you'd know that I'm in agreement that this card is not worth the asking price. Yet, I'm not whining and complaining about it, and calling it a piece of crap like you are.

If they do a 595 refresh, I will consider buying that, depending if they fixed their issues properly. However, for my resolution, it's completely un-necessary. If the 2nd GPU was recognized in Adobe Premiere, I would've bought the 590 already.

I don't plan on buying this card, and I'm not bashing the card nor those who will.

You, on the other hand, have no intentions on buying this card, yet you're bashing it as if you were going to buy it, which judging by your sig rig, you are NOT. So quit trolling this thread, and take your negativity elsewhere.

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Supposedly it was listed for 1500 euros.

Originally they said it would be $1000, so, we'll see.

This card is definitely not worth $1500.
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FYP.

Side note, I doubt this card is £1500, it's rumored to be $1500. But after seeing those performance numbers, I can't see anyone wanting to pay more than $1000 for it. We all know, some people will.

We're all in agreement this card is not worth anything over $1000.

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If you bothered to read this very thread, you'd know that I'm in agreement that this card is not worth the asking price. Yet, I'm not whining and complaining about it, and calling it a piece of crap like you are.

If they do a 595 refresh, I will consider buying that, depending if they fixed their issues properly. However, for my resolution, it's completely un-necessary. If the 2nd GPU was recognized in Adobe Premiere, I would've bought it already.

I don't plan on buying this card, and I'm not bashing the card nor those who will.

You, on the other hand, have no intentions on buying this card, yet you're bashing it as if you were going to buy it, which judging by your sig rig, you are NOT. So quit trolling this thread, and take your negativity elsewhere.
And if you bothered to read this thread, you'd realise I wasn't whining about the price, but rather what you get for that price. I could understand when some people wanted to throw extra money back in the days of the 8000 Nvidia series with the Ultra (made the playable difference in Crysis), same went for the 980X/970 and other extreme performance parts at the time. It's not the case with this card, as they've used lower performance parts in this card even compared to last year's Ares, THEIR own limited edition last gen product, which had 4GB VRAM total compared to this card's 3GB (I had no problem with the Ares for your information) hence why I called this one crap.

You then argued that it was "the best" performance card when it wasn't, and I posted proof. This card's performance can easily be matched by a stock cooled, or even more so by a watercooled 6990, and it has the upper hand at extreme resolutions/AA settings in games. You say you're not bashing people who buy this card, yet you're bashing me for not liking this card. If you don't like someone's opinion, either don't read the post or use the ignore option instead of mindlessly bashing someone for not agreeing with you.
    
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