Always when i see people talk or write about different graphics card they talk about it capability of running a particular game.
When they say something like that do they meen the game to run of max settings or just able to play it?
Usually they will list what they want the card to do as far as performance expectations. It's more about getting the best card for what you want your system to do at its peak performance. Thats how i feel, but as far as others its all in how they are about gaming. Some people are on a strict budget and can only afford a mid ranged card and others are on a free for all budget that want the best. If you are wondering about a certain card for a certain game - ask away, the community will be happy to oblige