Originally Posted by saulin
I'm not bashing AMD or really defending Nvidia but actually trying to prove that people really had way too high expections out of this card. Just like they did with GTX 480. I'm keeping it civil man. Just giving my 2 cents
I'm not the one that throws the first rock but I do like to defend my points. To me the 6990 launch wasn't a big deal and really the GTX 590 launch is not any better but not much worse. People will always try to hype anything, like the cards blowing up at stock clocks and yet there really isn't concrete proof that this is happening.
There is proof that overclock is not as good as many including me expected though because the card throttles.
Mentioning that high expectations??? It was advertised as such, period!
I think everyone see's your point, however if I buy a card and on the box it states very clearly "Can be Overclocked via ASUS Software with cooling to 50% higher clocks, I expect a $700 card to be able to do it...and survive. This is binary either it can or cannot.
I have better hopes for winning the lottery than trying to OC this card at 25% on Water and expecting it to survive. My only point is that the Card is not worth the money as delivered. Especially now that we find out more about the clear design faults and remedies which look to further hamstring the card.
Yes It's dead to me. NVidia screwed up. The NDA only served to pry my hard earned money out of my pocket as I bought early with only NVidia and ASUS word on expectations of the card. My fault I know
Again I'm not saying you are wrong and others are right. I'm saying none of it matters. The card isn't worth $700 "As delivered", Period. Like a BMW speed limited to 70mph, so why pay $85k for it.