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Micro-stutter and future proofability.

When you start out with multiGPU, you can't extend the life of your current gen by adding another. Its generally more cost / performance viable to buy at or near top, and then wait for later tech, use multi-GPU to catch up to a generation, and then when a single near top card surpasses your multi- setup by a margin, you then upgrade. This way you make it through 2-3 generations before you truly feel a graphics hit on your gaming. Its the "sweet spot" I've found, and I've spent far too much money on gaming machines.

Hardly anyone does that though. You get HD 7970s and GTX680s because you want the best. People that will get the Titan are those that hate SLI/CF or those that are now running 3x + cards. I got my second HD 7970 so no complaining here but considering the best PC games dont need that much GPU power spending 2K in GPUs is kind of stupid with current games. The sweet spot is $300-350. Much rather wait for something with the power of Titan and cheaper. Considering this is most likely a paper launch it will be hard to get.
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You lose performance with going SLI or CF. They don`t scale 100% perfect...
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Hardly anyone does that though. You get HD 7970s and GTX680s because you want the best. People that will get the Titan are those that hate SLI/CF or those that are now running 3x + cards. I got my second HD 7970 so no complaining here but considering the best PC gamesdont need that much GPU power spending 2K in GPUs is kind of stupid with current games. The sweet spot is $300-350. Much rather wait for something with th power of Titan and cheaperr. Considering this is most likely a paper launch it will be hard to get.

Good luck with your 2015 goals. I can name at least 4 games that are brand new and current that will stomp 7970's in crossfire on a single 2560x1440 monitor at max settings. FarCry 3, Crysis 3, Sleeping Dogs, Hitman A. My 690 is brought to its knee's in max settings in these games. Anything past 2x msaa in FC3 I drop below 30fps on a 2560x1440 single monitor. For those that want to have everything completely maxed out in eyefinity or 2560 resolutions the Gpu power that Titan sli will bring is very much needed. Of course you can turn things down a bit (AA off etc.) and keep things smooth at 60fps. But honestly who builds a top of the line gaming rig and drops thousands of dollars doing so to "turn things down." Not me and there are plenty others like me. I'll drop 1800 dollars easily to achieve this.
 
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You lose performance with going SLI or CF. They don`t scale 100% perfect...

How do you lose performance? even if it only scales 50% your still not losing performance. If a current gen game does not utilize both GPU's odds are its not GPU dependent anyways.

Almost all the games I play scale 80-99% BF3, Crysis 3, BFBC2, BLack ops 2, Metro 2033, ect. People don't go sli/crossfire to play Starcraft type games. lol
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How do you lose performance? even if it only scales 50% your still not losing performance. If a current gen game does not utilize both GPU's odds are its not GPU dependent anyways.

Almost all the games I play scale 80-99% BF3, Crysis 3, BFBC2, BLack ops 2, Metro 2033, ect. People don't go sli/crossfire to play Starcraft type games. lol

Or BF3/TF2. I easily average over 100fps with BF3 maxed at 2560x1440. Its far from demanding. FC3 was the first that made me realize I need more gpu power.
 
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How do you lose performance? even if it only scales 50% your still not losing performance. If a current gen game does not utilize both GPU's odds are its not GPU dependent anyways.

Almost all the games I play scale 80-99% BF3, Crysis 3, BFBC2, BLack ops 2, Metro 2033, ect. People don't go sli/crossfire to play Starcraft type games. lol


Actually For a very long time i had to run GTX 460 sli to get 60 fps in sc2 when the map was loaded and that was with a 2600k @ 5g's
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I'll be impressed when they have a non thousand dollar variant of this card.

Either that or perhaps it may drive 680 prices down a bit, but it's Nvidia, so most likely not going to happen. The GTX 560 TI I bought two years ago is only a little cheaper than it was when I bought it.
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I'll be impressed when they have a non thousand dollar variant of this card.

Either that or perhaps it may drive 680 prices down a bit, but it's Nvidia, so most likely not going to happen. The GTX 560 TI I bought two years ago is only a little cheaper than it was when I bought it.


As fanboyish towards aMD as it sounds, nvidia isn't in the habit of lowering prices.
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Actually For a very long time i had to run GTX 460 sli to get 60 fps in sc2 when the map was loaded and that was with a 2600k @ 5g's

Then something was wrong with your system champ, cause I maxed the game on a GTS 450, and 3570K. Starcraft 2 is not graphically demanding in the least.
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Then something was wrong with your system champ, cause I maxed the game on a GTS 450, and 3570K. Starcraft 2 is not graphically demanding in the least.

When there is 200 odd units on the screen SC2 is exceptionaly demanding especialy at 1440, Don't underestimate blizzard games when it comes to demanding. 10 man raids could rape sli setups on the maloriak fight, The rag fight, During Zonozz in black phases, Sc2 can rape gpu's when you've got a rediculous amount of units on screen, Plain and simple.


The differance between you and me is below 60 fps at max details isn't acceptable for me, Hence why i have two 7970s and you don't.
Edited by Rayleyne - 2/5/13 at 4:04pm
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