Originally Posted by TormenteD
neliz, you do however realise that the majority of people interested in buying a Lightning are gamers (or enthusiasts, really)?
Yes, I like to see myself as one of them. I had a 580 Lightning and it was honestly a freaking waste of the card since all it did in my PC was play Company of Heroes or Bad Company 2 at that time.
I sold it to.. an overclocker
I absolutely loved that card, but seeing what other people can do with it I realized that I'd just need a "good enough" card.
The sole purpose of getting a Lightning is because it's faster than other cards and overclocks better.. it's simple.. why buy one card when another is faster.
Yes, I also confirmed that previously, the extremely good air-cooled performance is another benefit of that card. But we have other products that can run in that race as well, cost less and are available earlier. If you simply want the best of the best, you will wait until that card is there (or upgrade, once it becomes available) otherwise it comes down to personal choice out of the usual suspects.
There are people who play at 2560x1440 or higher resolutions and those are the areas where you really need to squeeze the last MHz out of your card.
Be honest with me here, on a card that clocks way over 1 GHz, even 50MHz is not going to a dealbreaker when it comes to playable FPS, right? (at least not for me at that resolution.) More is generally better, but sometimes just more
isn't enough. Now these LN2 overclockers on the other hand, they'll give their left nut for a card that clocks 50 MHz higher than the rest
It's pointless to market something as a product targeted at people who don't even pay for their hardware in the first place (since you're talking fastest 780 on the planet).
Uhm, who ever told you that overclockers never pay for their hardware? These overclockers are the guys that make other people go insane when the card is not in stock, because they buy them in multitudes
at a distributor!
In that respect it's actually very much like ROG..
You'd have to elaborate on that, please.