Originally Posted by Alatar
I hate this "price/performance comes before anything else with all products" mentality that seems to be the status quo on OCN with GPUs.
What you people are essentially saying is that all riced up designs that aren't using the very highest end GPU are stupid and shouldn't exist. This card is an ROG product, they're never good price/performance and I don't know why people still expect them to be.
Higher end non ref riced up designs for lower end GPUs are pretty much the same thing as high end mobos for mainstream sockets. Makes no sense price/performance wise but at least with CPUs and mobos people can understand that for some people it's not all about price/performance.
Buying this card or a matrix card or an extreme board or any other overpriced ROG product isn't stupid. You just get a choice, you can either buy a bare bones design with good price/performance or a higher end design with more features with worse price/performance.
High end mobos aren't complicated to understand so I don't get it why people can't understand the same things when it comes to GPUs.
I wouldn't buy this just like I wouldn't buy a Maximus VI Extreme, but I'm not going to call this card or the Maximus VI Extreme bad products or the people who buy them stupid just because I can't see the value for my own usage.
Price to performance ratio is one the biggest metrics people use when deciding which products to buy. I think it is the number one metric that should be used in most cases with any electronics.
You are presuming that people are not factoring in the build quality or cooler quality into this price to performance ratio but I think you are mistaken there. I believe most people do take those kinds of things into consideration. I certainly do.
I am not arguing that no one should buy this card, there may well be people out there who like the look of this card, or its build quality, or cooler, and think that all those things in addition to its level of performance make the card worth it. Those people are still
doing a price to performance calculation, they are just factoring thing like build quality, noise levels, brand preference, etc., into the calculation.
Personally I prefer to buy higher end products myself usually, within budget. I run Western Digital RE4 drives for my storage instead of WD Blue drives, even though the price per gigabyte is higher. I bought "performance" ram, which cost more per gigabyte than other ram of the same size I could have purchased. "Performance" encompasses more than just one metric.