[citation][nom]xtreme5[/nom]useless hardware, will be much expensive, temps like a hell, there is currently no stuff require that type of gpu power. Even 1GB is still better idea.[/citation]
games played on a 2560x1600 monitor could use this card
not to mention some of the higher end games require sli or crossfire even at 1080p to push decent frames.
i would agree that purchasing one of these would be stupid, at least until the ps3 and 720 get thier hardware set in stone and announced.
[citation][nom]ishouldresearchbeforeipost[/nom]I have no doubt that this will be a nice card, but I'm seeing a bad trend going with these prices. Companies used to shy away from the $1000 mark, but now they are exceeding $1100 even. Even the single gpu enthusiast cards are $100 more than the previous generation cards. I wasn't that long ago that AMD released the 4870 for $200 and the 4870x2 for $550....you know what? Forget it. I just did some research on some old video cards while typing this. These prices are nothing new. The GTX280 used to cost $500, just like the GTX680 does now. Instead, I shall hope for a price war in order to drive down the prices![/citation]
lol, its the chip sizes themselves that force these to cost so much. there is very little profit in high end cards and chips from almost everyone. these high end cards are barging rights cards, and i honestly doubt they ever make their money back on them, at least anymore...
to make this one card, you would need 2 perfect chips, sometimes a custom pcb, or at least custom manufacturing pf the pcb, for something that will sell like crap.
these are expansive as hell for a reason.