Originally Posted by th3illusiveman
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
You can't really compare a super strong 1 GPU card vs CF or SLI setups.
A single card, if done right, will have no micro-stuttering, no compatability issues when new games comes out, no 4 slot spaces, not forcing PCIE lanes to go to X8 instead of X16, not every motherboard out there has a space for 3 GPUs or 4.
A single very strong card is a great thing.
And the fact that its a single GPU and not a double GPU card, means that two of those, even at their price, will destroy everything a normal user will generally have.
According to nvidia, 3 of the titans can be almost twice as powerful as 2x690s at surround, where they are mostly being for (6GB memory remember?). So two will have more than enough to be amazingly good for every game in any near future unless some very new technology comes out.
High end cards, even the 680 or the 7970 ghz, can be out-shined by a two less costy cards.
Why buy a 7970 when you can buy two 7870 if you are using a single monitor?
Why buy a 680 when you can buy two 660 TIs?
Why? Becayse a single card takes less space, less power, and does the job better.
A top super-high-end card is there to show off. Not to buy by the budget...
Same with the ARES II mentioned. Its not for everyone.
Also another note to drive the nvidia vs amd "war", amd had yet to find a solution (or care for) for CF to work in windowed mode. For me this is one of the "break or make" points in choosing a GPU in the last few years. I wonder what is taking them so long to fix it? Imagine buying the ARES II and realized you bought an over-priced 7970 ghz edition because only one GPU is working in windowed.Edited by Defoler - 2/19/13 at 5:44am