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Emergency Meeting is called: "GeForce Titan NVIDIA's emergency/knee-jerk reaction to AMD's getting cozy with game developers " Looks like AMD called an emergency press conference to give answers on AMD's plan against the Titan.

First of all I am no fanboy. I have 2 PCs, one with GTX 670s and the other has a 7870 @1920x1080. As PC gamers we are all on the same side! So lets not turn this into an AMD vs Nvidia battle. It is good that each company is keeping the other on its toes. This gives us consumers:
  1. Better technology, as each rival company is pushing the envelope further and further
  2. Better prices, as each company is trying to compete
  3. Better Performance. Shown in the Titan which i believe will really shin at higher QHD resolutions and multi-monitor setups
  4. Better incentives/freebies. Seen now with free games and virtual money combine with hardware purchases

I highlighted some of the important quotes:
Quote:
You may have read our report from earlier today, covering the main points that AMD was trying to make in its recent teleconference with the European press (which includes us). While in the call, we were a little jolted by the choices of words some of AMD's executives used to describe their company's consumer graphics outlook for 2013, how they believe they can hold out for almost the entire year with little or no major updates to their product stack, and more interestingly, a few above-the-belt jabs at NVIDIA and its upcoming GeForce GTX Titan product.

SOURCE

Bit-tech.net also sums up AMD statements for a shorter read.
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Edited by Swolern - 2/19/13 at 4:53am
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40%+ at 1080p and 60% at 1440p+ over a 7970 should concern them, especially since it can be over-volted. I hear some people already have them at 1300Mhz...

A 7970 at $300 would be amazing value and would probably rain on Nvidia's parade a little.
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post

40%+ at 1080p and 60% at 1440p+ over a 7970 should concern them, especially since it can be over-volted. I hear some people already have them at 1300Mhz...

A 7970 at $300 would be amazing value and would probably rain on Nvidia's parade a little.

Yes for the price of one titan, you can get 3 7970s. biggrin.gif
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post

40%+ at 1080p and 60% at 1440p+ over a 7970 should concern them, especially since it can be over-volted. I hear some people already have them at 1300Mhz...

A 7970 at $300 would be amazing value and would probably rain on Nvidia's parade a little.

Despite that, I don't think AMD will drop their flagship card $100...
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Originally Posted by BizzareRide View Post

40%+ at 1080p and 60% at 1440p+ over a 7970 should concern them, especially since it can be over-volted. I hear some people already have them at 1300Mhz...

Not at about DOUBLE the HD7970's cost.
   
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40%+ at 1080p and 60% at 1440p+ over a 7970 should concern them, especially since it can be over-volted. I hear some people already have them at 1300Mhz...

A 7970 at $300 would be amazing value and would probably rain on Nvidia's parade a little.

If I didn't need a platform upgrade and a new PSU for that 7970 that would be very tempting. Somehow I hope that ATI does do something like that even though I couldn't afford it.
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40%+ at 1080p and 60% at 1440p+ over a 7970 should concern them, especially since it can be over-volted. I hear some people already have them at 1300Mhz...

A 7970 at $300 would be amazing value and would probably rain on Nvidia's parade a little.
If it was selling for $450 you would have a valid point. At $900 you could get 2 7950's that would destroy it.

Granted i do wish the titan was selling for ~$500, i think it would cause some massive waves in the market and we would all benefit.

edit: seems your comment was pretty popular lol
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looks like AMD is alil nerves thumb.gif i like a good fight smile.gif
    
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Like the OP said ... let's keep this thread REALLY cool, okay guys?

Thanks much redface.gif

I think AMD isn't that concerned because Titan is crazy expensive, and there's not likely to be that many made.
    
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Hopefully this will result in a price drop in AMD cards which could make nvidia drop the prices on their cards as well. Also a 8000 series announcement would be nice.
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