Originally Posted by Skilletis
I personally do not know why everybody is getting so worked up about this. If I can draw a metaphor; It is a bit like the car market, with it's multiple tiers of of cars, the $1000 cards are like super-cars, with the 680's and 7970's the stop gap of performance cars (BMW M3, Nissan GTR etc). I don't resent a Ferrari because I can't afford it, it is petty and pathetic. However sometimes those cars don't warrant the cost, Ex Jaguar XJR-15, it was expensive, but it's performance was only comparable to something like a M3, due to it was unstable at high speeds. Though the Titan is undoubtedly faster then the 680's and 7970's it's just not fast enough
to really justify its existence. It does have some niche appeal, Micro towers for the space limits, power supply limits, no scaling headaches, and less heat generated. But remember the main market for the Titan (due to it's pricing) is enthusiast, which usually do not face those niche appeal issues.
The Titan is a fantastic card, but a bit of a flop considering the state of the market (look at all this rage
), it's Price to Performance isn't great, that is true. But it's not a bad card by any margin, just it's appeal is limited. Stop getting mad at people who bought them, and by extension the card itself (It makes you look like a fool). And to the some people (you know who you are) who did buy the cards, stop acting like snobs, by defending your purchase with insults (It also makes you look like a fool). I personally can't buy one, but I respect the design, engineering, and performance of said card. The only thing I really don't like about it, is Nvidia seems to have made the focus of the Titan to dethrone AMD for the single fastest GPU advertising rights, rather then giving the market fresh cards. If we are going to hate on something, lets hate things that deserve it (Bad design, Broken drivers, etc: i.e Microsoft ME).