Originally Posted by rcfc89
Also I must ask to all of your who are looking to buy Titan who currently have a single 670 or 7970. What kept you from going crossfire or Sli before? It can't be funds because you seem perfectly fine with shelling out double what you currently have in a gpu for Titan.
Good question, my answer is this.
I am not a fan of multiple GPU's in a system, while SLi and XFire have come a long way in stability, scaling, and performance, it still isn't perfect. So, I went with the highest end single GPU on the market for my setup at the time. I considered going XFire, and still am, but held off as there were enough rumors of a "monster" card coming, either an early Maxwell or "something else". These rumors go back at least a year, we are just now seeing them in the form of Titan.
Now, here I sit, awaiting the official benchmarks and performance reviews of Titan. If they are what I hope them to be I will only have to sell one 7970, if they aren't, I can add another 7970. Also, the price point is something of a factor on Titan. At $1000 I would pass, I can buy a GTX 690 for just over $900 and have better performance, granted it is a dual GPU card. I can also buy a 7970 for just over $300 right now, again giving me higher performance than a single Titan for a faction of the cost at this time.
To put that further into perspective, if Titan is $1000, I can take that same $1000 and upgrade to a 3930K, and get the second 7970.
Being honest on the situation, I think Titan is going to disappoint. I honestly believe it is going to be maybe 50% better than a 7970 or 680, fall well short of 690 performance, and be $1,000+. I already have the upgrades for SB-E in my shopping cart ready to order. Just waiting, and hoping, Titan is really a Titan of a card...