Originally Posted by rcfc89
Maybe its because the Titan is a grand. Twice and sometimes 3x the price of the rest of the single-gpu cards on the chart. Comparing the Titan to the 7970ghz. 550 for a 20% increase in performance is a great value. lol
Look how much money Nvidia and ATI/AMD have lost in the past with selling GPU's at relatively low release prices. The GK110(Titan) flag ship is 'supposed' to have all top of the line components soldiered to the PCB. Components you will not be able to get in a $300 to $600 card.
As far as performance, that is a measure of what CPU the Titan, or any card for that matter, is coupled with. When it comes to 3D editing, the Titans numbers suggest it will work better than any $600 card from AMD/Nvidia. Same system GPU swap out RL gaming benchmarks have shown the Titan to be above the performance of the 7970 by 20% to 28%, and there will be more driver updates to raise performance. It's amusing to me that various gaming benchmarks have shown differences between the use of AMD and Intel CPU's when coupled with the Titan. In synthetic benchmarks I've seen high marks for the 7970 over the Titan, but in RL gaming benches done by averaging out recordings, AMD has had the lesser performance over a Titan coupled with a Intel CPU. Though, this is all dependent on the CPU. An Intel that notably performs lesser than its AMD competition chip is not going to have better results, and vise versa.
At Guru3D there are some community benchmarks happening. The FX-3850 with Titan beats the Titan on a i7-3820 with higher average frames, but fails with lowest average frames. Too were the i7-3770 and Titan only beat the FX-3850 at lowest an average frames, but when medium and high AA are enabled in conjunction with using the i7-3770, it beats the FX-3850 by 15% to 24%. And there are more performance boosting drivers on the way.
I'm certain that other card designers will have lower prices on the GK110 GPU's, because they are not going to spend big on the cooling, nor are they going to sell cards with high end components at premium prices. Soon enough there will be a GK110 with Titan specification, at a much lower price point, but it will not carry the same high-end components the flagship Titan has installed.Edited by PDXMark - 2/23/13 at 3:35pm