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Problem with this thread is it comes up in the home screen and people don't realise that we are talking about BOINC performance.

Reason to get a Titan over a 690 - The compute performance of Titan is vastly superior to a 690. PPD / watt is also significantly better.

I wonder how it will stack up against a 7970 in DiRT; GCN seems to be flying when it comes to certain tasks. As we all know in DiRT a 7950 trounces anything nVidia has offered up till now.

I can't see PPD / $ working out to nicely though - for the cost of a Titan you can get three 7950's, maybe even 3 7970's if you can find a good deal on them.

I agree. Apples to apples, Nvidia just outperformed the 680 and started dealing punches with the 690, a dual-GPU behemoth. But AMD has had the GPGPU crown for quite a while with the 7900 series, which stole from Nvidia with the 500 series.

I do not even think of buying a Titan unless it's on the $500-$600 range (and even then i'd think more than twice about that). Two 7970's or three 7950's would eat more power, but they would end getting up way more PPD for cheaper. Plus, along with the card, i need to get waterblocks for it as i'm never going back to air. I can easily see the block for that thing being at least $100, if not $150 for being "the most powerful single GPU card". Add the cost of the card (~$800) to the cost of the block, and you're looking at ~$1K per GPU. Definitely not my cup of tea. Heck, you would be better looking at the PowerColor Devil13, or, if the AMD rep was right, wait a bit for reference 7990 designs to come out later.
Edited by Starbomba - 2/21/13 at 12:13pm
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post #32 of 102
I believe in one of those reviews SLI Titans outperformed and was much much much smoother than SLI 690's. So theres one other case where titan would make sense. But ya, I would be interested in BOINC performance.

Also, as stated in those reviews, it would make sense in a mini gaming PC where you cant fit a 690 in there.

But yes, as with all cards in the $1000 range, very specific usage scenarios.
Edited by Finrond - 2/21/13 at 12:18pm
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I'm really curious to see how well the compute performs in BOINC. The AnandTech writeup looks really promising on paper. It could destroy 2-3 card setups with a single card.
 
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post #34 of 102
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really?
who can afford to tri-sli them? lol

Exactly, and not a lot of people need that kind of GPU.
Hence the conclusion, nobody really need 1k$ GPU and if they do, they are going to throw much more on the screen set-up than the GPU themselves.
That is pretty much the anandtech's conclusion.
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not a chance in hell....Not worth the price tag when a 690 or 2 680s for the same price beat it.
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Meh, I usually skip a series depending on performance. I don't need the performance increase that much. I play on one monitor and my 680 is adequate for what like to play.
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Meh, I usually skip a series depending on performance. I don't need the performance increase that much. I play on one monitor and my 680 is adequate for what like to play.

well its not really a new generation, its basically their tesla cards in gaming gpu form with a couple alterations.
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I want one...

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I want one if I can get one for free. Still waiting on the 7970s to drop in price even more. Interested in seeing how well a titan performs in BOINC though.
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I want one if I can get one for free. Still waiting on the 7970s to drop in price even more. Interested in seeing how well a titan performs in BOINC though.
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