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Originally Posted by malmental View Post

no contest, the Titan FTW over the Toxic 7970 6GB.
but the price difference alone makes it another category..

ya, but I'm guessing the Toxic can come within ~80% of the performance for half the price.
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Originally Posted by i7monkey View Post

Technology should be much cheaper to produce than it was 10+ years ago, yet the cost of Titan does not reflect that.

Inflation doesn't explain why it's so expensive either.

Single GPUs at $1000 a piece is very ridiculous.

They're robbing the way gas companies rob us.

If gas costs 50 cents a liter, they raise to 75 for a few months.

Then they reduce to 65 cents and everyone's so happy it's "gone down in price".

6 months later they increase it to 85 cents, then down to 75 after a month and everyone's happy again.

And the cycle continues....


The GTX 680 was a mid-range chip that they sold us for $500. Shame on them. Now they're releasing what should have been a $500 flagship for $1000. Ridiculous.

Actually, this is not the case. It's actually more EXPENSIVE for Nvidia to produce chips built on 28NM than it was on 40NM. Read the article about Nvidia & TSMC. Larger chips are also proportionally more expensive to produce than smaller ones, hell 2-3 smaller chips = of one large chip might even be cheaper.

The only fab that gets away from this is Intel. They design and produce their own chips, all integrated thus lower cost.
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post #613 of 1636
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Originally Posted by yesitsmario View Post

Quote:
Originally Posted by malmental View Post

no contest, the Titan FTW over the Toxic 7970 6GB.
but the price difference alone makes it another category..

ya, but I'm guessing the Toxic can come within ~80% of the performance for half the price.
probably logical what you said..
post #614 of 1636
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Originally Posted by Murlocke View Post

Microstuttering is caused by how the cards handle the frames in SLI/CF, it has nothing to do with the CPU. If you were experiencing stuttering, then upgraded CPU and it removed it, then it wasn't microstuttering you were experiencing.
Nvidia had done a great job weaning out microstutter on 2-way SLI Kepler setups. SLI caused microstutter has improved to a point where it is just not visible. Now 3&4-way SLI setups is a different story and microstutter can be there and very noticable in certain circumstances.
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Microstuttering is caused by how the cards handle the frames in SLI/CF, it has nothing to do with the CPU. If you were experiencing stuttering, then upgraded CPU and it removed it, then it wasn't microstuttering you were experiencing.
Nvidia had done a great job weaning out microstutter on 2-way SLI Kepler setups. SLI caused microstutter has improved to a point where it is just not visible. Now 3&4-way SLI setups is a different story and microstutter can be there and very noticable in certain circumstances.
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post #616 of 1636
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Also they are going to milk it until AMD can step it up. Remind you of some one?
*cough* Intel *cough*

Yeah, that $220 i5-3570K is a real rip-off.
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Originally Posted by supermi View Post

I would have to disagree. Edit to agree: 2 way seems SMOOTH to me as well smile.gifthumb.gif

3930k at 5ghz and clean install 2 680's is pretty much the same as 1 for smoothness.

add a 3rd and it is not so smooth even with more fps

add a 4th and well we have even more fps but it feels worse than 2cards

this is VERY apparent in BF3 and MOH multi and the Crysis 3 beta ... maybe in some games not so much oh and Heaven 3.0 benchmark gets VERY VERY choppy.

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I also wish scaling did not include stutter, if I could I would keep telling my self it did not exist either lol

COME ON TITANS!!!! I am looking at 2 of you hahaha!

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I've never noticed microstutter in any SLI/CF setup I've ever had. Guess I'm just lucky...

Agreed. Never have seen it on my rig. I good MB and cpu is what I hear.
 
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Yeah, that $220 i5-3570K is a real rip-off.

Total budget breaker biggrin.gif
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According to PC Perspective...

Titan is totally going to blow your mind, man!!!!

    
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Yeah, that $220 i5-3570K is a real rip-off.

To be fair, Nvidia also offers lower priced cards that are pretty good value like the sub $300 660Ti...
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