Originally posted by beedubaya
I heard about this guy that just spent $900 on an X850XT P.E., and when presented with the PS3.0 question, he responded with "It's not about the graphics." Who the hell spends that kind of money on a graphics card and doesn't care about the graphics? I think he will change his mind as time moves on. X850XT PE users should get free upgrades to the R520, because its basically robbery the way it is now.
That guy doesn't know what he is talking about.
GRAPHICS is THE central word in GRAPHICS card. Nobody buys a $900 GPU if the primary concern is not graphics. There is no other purpose for a high end GPU. That guy is just in denial that he made a bad purchasing decision. I forgot what that type of behaviour is called (which should be alarming because I am getting a major in marketing
) but he is just trying to convince himself he made the right decision.
To save PR, ATI should give free or discounted upgrades for those consumers. But of course they can just cite that they are not liable for consumer purchase decsion since ATI did not do any manipulative marketing or anything. But yeah it's robbery or stupidity on the consumer part. If I was buying something $900 I do some research.
ATI disappoints me and I am an ATI guy. I feel sorry for anyone who bought the X850 for HL2 and think they could play Lost Coast on the best quality.