As I read into the pages I really dont understand the disappointment. Its an 8GB card MATCHING a stock 980 for $229!!!!! vs a card that was over $600 at release and is still currently a around* $500(new) and only has 4GB of vram.
This card is shattering the price per performance mark, and everyone is disappointed? I really dont understand OCN sometimes...
*edit: found some on amazon for $475.00
Maybe because the average has it more rivaling a 970 and not a 980? Also let's not forget that maxwell is amazing at ocing.