Originally Posted by Newbie2009
I see your point. But these are high end cards, people who buy these are generally the clinically insane with more money than sense. So while I agree the 480 got a bad rep, I don't think the 290x should just because of previous errors of judgment.
If this was say a mid range card like a gtx 760 or a r9270 or whatever, i'm not sure they are the same performance, but then yes I would say it's a big deal the card runs hot and is too loud. These are the cards the masses purchase and as you mentioned they just want to plug and play.
Titan has a lovely cover and keeps cool, good for Nvidia. But how many people buy a 1k gpu and don't put it under water.
That's the way I see it. I can't argue for the morons who fanboy shout from each side why this sucks and that doesn't , but above is my pov.
I'm REALLY happy AMD didn't lock the card down.
Oh, I agree with you about the fanboy crap, and you do have a point. However, I can't tell you how many times I've gone to Fry's/Microcenter, and watched people who had no idea what parts goes where buy high end GPUs there while I'm looking for some more specialized parts for my build/projects. Heck, even the salespeople can be stupid and transfer that stupidity to the customer. I've seen someone with a card with 7970s, with a damn mITX motherboard, and an AMD CPU in their shopping cart. No joke. I've seen it just as bad with 780s/Titans on Nvidia's side. Both were the high-end of each manufacturer.
There are a lot of people who are, as you put it, clinically insane, with more money than sense, yet don't have the knowledge/know-how on how to alleviate some of the detrimental parts of the 290/290X. Its a darn solid card when put in the hands of someone who isn't stupid, but unfortunately for AMD, a great majority of the market of buyers out there is.