Originally Posted by 8800GT
So? That's like saying "My new 2012 Dodge Charger is the limited edition. It doesn't have the SRT8 like the 2013 charger will but it has a re-vamped V6 that is supercharged and is 30% faster and has 30% more acceleration. It's 2x the price." Sure, it's pretty amazing what they can do with the same technology. But in the end there's better for less and it's just not a smart decision, no matter how good it may seem in comparison to other products. Would you spend 1.2 million dollars on a Bugatti Veyron or 500k on a Koenigsegg ccx that is only 10% slower? Sorry for the car references but I feel it applies.
Car comparisons don't actually apply here at all because of the nature of the GPU market and how it advances. With titan NV is basically offering next gen performance right now for a higher price.
However let's still look at your argument:
But in the end there's better for less and it's just not a smart decision, no matter how good it may seem in comparison to other products.
No, no, no and no.
Titan is the best single GPU you can get right now. As a single GPU it can not be directly compared to multi GPU solutions due to the inherent differences between single and multi GPU systems. There is nothing better out there that costs less. Hell there isn't even anything better that costs more.
The "smart decision" arguments are also always completely subjective. A 7870 offers better price/perf than a 7970, why aren't people using 7870s? a 6670 is even better in that regard. As with supercars etc. the price isn't really important here, Titan is a halo product and it's meant to be one and should be judged as one.