In all honesty I don't see what the problem is. The performance difference is no different from before we found this out. I guess I'm willing to forgive it if only because the card's inherent performance hasn't changed, it was simply a misreport. Given the fact that it's a $320 card that performs very close to a $500 card I find that even with this slight limitation it's still worth it. At any rate it's not like this card is diminished in any way. That said the 3.5GB limit may be worrying, but what surprises me pleasantly is the fact that they managed to still engineer the last 512mb to at the very least read. Unlike the GTX 660Ti, which can't read or even use the last section since it doesn't have the full memory bus or ROP count. All in all, not bothered. Mistakes happen and this one is relatively minor. I mean anyone remember the absurdly slow in comparison 2900XT? Yeesh.