I've skipped the last few pages, there was too much bickering going on, will get caught up...
This post isn't directed at anyone in particular, just my thoughts on Titan in general from my perspective.
Titan > 690 > 7990 > 7970 > 680.
Single GPU > SLI, 690's lack of compute, based on mid-range GPU's, and lack of VRAM, makes Titan the winner from my POV.
Titan is the fastest single GPU, and a compute beast combined, and to the right person it's well worth the $1000 and beyond.
Not only that, but if you're a 690 owner, your upgrade path is a 2nd 690. 2 Titans > 2 690's, you can always add a 3rd, even 4th Titan...
With that out of the way, NVIDIA has effectively DOUBLED
their prices in one Generation
. Forget the x80 naming scheme, but let's focus on Gx104, and Gx110.
GF104 $250, GF110 $500.
GK104 $500, GK110 $1000.
The dual GPU even went up by 50% as well. 590 $749, 690 $1000.
NVIDIA never wanted the 590 at $749 but it HAD to be that way due to its performance and limitations.
From a gaming perspective compare Titan to the 580.
Look again, and compare it to the 590, which has 2 GF110 GPU's
If you look at Titan beyond a gaming perspective, NVIDIA's marketing wants everyone to know that they're inside the world's fastest Super Computer, hence the name Titan, which provides unprecedented compute compared to GF110 for example. I can't remember a non-Quadro / Tesla card that came with 1/3 FP32, AND 896 DP cores.
From this perspective Titan is in a league of its own.
With that said, I'm wondering where NVIDIA will draw the line for GM110's Titan replacement. Will it remain at $1000, or will it be $1500?
GM110 will be bringing a larger performance gap over GK110.
GM110's Titan replacement WILL be at LEAST 50% faster, that's a given, but will it once again cost $1000?
I predict that we will see a GK110 variant with crippled
compute, 3 GB RAM for $749 and a K20 variant with 2.5 GB RAM for $599.Maxwell will release 2nd half 2014.
I wasn't considering a Titan, but the more I think about it, the more it makes sense RIGHT NOW.
It's a huge upgrade for me from my 470, and I will actually put that compute to good use. I do more work related stuff than I do gaming. The 680 never interested me because of its lack of compute, if my prediction is correct, there won't be another compute / gaming card like Titan for quite some time.
I'm not in a hurry, as I have other priorities right now, but if I do grab one it'd be in a couple months, I want to wait and see how things pan out. I don't foresee supply shortages over the long haul.
You gotta pay to play, and this is the price of admission right now.
Agree or disagree with what is said above, let's discuss, not flame.Edited by 2010rig - 2/23/13 at 11:50am