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The real question is "Who buys only one Titan?" I'd be more interested to see SLi v SLi and Crossfire comparisons for FPS and frametimes
 
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For those talking about frametime..... How is Titan any better?

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1685/pg7/zotac-nvidia-gtx-titan-graphics-card-review-battlefield-3.html
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Originally Posted by Exostenza View Post

600 bucks gets me a solid 7950 CF that beats out the Titan and I would have 400 bucks left in my pocket to buy games or hwatever else I want. That is the decision I would make if I was looking for a new and high end solution at the moment. 1000 bucks for a video card that doesn't perform as well as a 600 dollar solution? PLEASE

Pitcairn and tahiti-le 7870s are the best price/performance deal at the moment, $400-460 crossfire setup near/at stock 7950/7970 cf /w / /wo overclocking.
post #164 of 206
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post

The real question is "Who buys only one Titan?" I'd be more interested to see SLi v SLi and Crossfire comparisons for FPS and frametimes
Agreed, enough of this Xfire beats Titan nonsense.
Heck SLi 670's beat a Titan.

Lets see a fair game.
Lets see SLi Titan Vs. CrossfireX 7970's.
And stop it with the price nagging...we get it.
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Agreed, enough of this Xfire beats Titan nonsense.
Heck SLi 670's beat a Titan.

Lets see a fair game.
Lets see SLi Titan Vs. CrossfireX 7970's.
And stop it with the price nagging...we get it.
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post #166 of 206
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Agreed, enough of this Xfire beats Titan nonsense.
Heck SLi 670's beat a Titan.

Lets see a fair game.
Lets see SLi Titan Vs. CrossfireX 7970's.
And stop it with the price nagging...we get it.

Because price has nothing to do with overall value right?

Comparing a $2000 setup to a $750 setup is just as ridiculous as you complaining about people bringing up price. Its a two way street.

You cant expect people to compare two GPUs without price being a factor. Do you want to hear 2 titans beat 2 7970s? OK, the 2 titans beat the 2 7970s.
     
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Because price has nothing to do with overall value right?

Comparing a $2000 setup to a $750 setup is just as ridiculous as you complaining about people bringing up price. Its a two way street.

You cant expect people to compare two GPUs without price being a factor. Do you want to hear 2 titans beat 2 7970s? OK, the 2 titans beat the 2 7970s.

They should be comparing 4 gpus, not just a single or two. There is no competition for 4 way sli Titans. That is what is important. It is the fastest setup for 3 or 4 pcie slot mother boards while 690s are the fastest if you only have 2 pcie slots. AMD and other nvidia cards do not fit in unless you want value.
 
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For those talking about frametime..... How is Titan any better?

http://www.hardwareheaven.com/reviews/1685/pg7/zotac-nvidia-gtx-titan-graphics-card-review-battlefield-3.html

Why would they leave out the 680 frame times thinking.gif
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Originally Posted by fat_italian_stallion View Post

They should be comparing 4 gpus, not just a single or two. There is no competition for 4 way sli Titans. That is what is important. It is the fastest setup for 3 or 4 pcie slot mother boards while 690s are the fastest if you only have 2 pcie slots. AMD and other nvidia cards do not fit in unless you want value.

Depending on the resolution, 2 Titans are faster than 2x 690's wink.gif





@1600p the 690's are slightly ahead.


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They should be comparing 4 gpus, not just a single or two. There is no competition for 4 way sli Titans. That is what is important. It is the fastest setup for 3 or 4 pcie slot mother boards while 690s are the fastest if you only have 2 pcie slots. AMD and other nvidia cards do not fit in unless you want value.

I don't think anyone is arguing about which is fastest, that's my whole point.

Also, just because someone chooses 7970 cfx over a titan doesn't mean they are just value buyers. I would have jumped all over the titans had they truly been worth $1000 to me. But alas, they are not in my eyes.

Remember, the 7970 cfx only became a true "good value" when the Titan came out. So in all honesty, the titan brought it upon itself to be compared to it.

I think it is reasonably fair to compare 2 7970s to 1 titan or 3 7970s to 2 titans. You are looking at a relatively close performance matchup (interms of raw output). Because of this, it is only natural to compare pricing, and the Titan compares poorly because of this.

Comparing a titan vs 7970 is fine, but it will always lead to "is 30% more performance (stock for stock) worth $625?". To some, it doesn't matter, they want the best and that is final. Nothing wrong with that. Some people will weigh the options and choose the 2 7970s for the price/performance ratio. Nothing wrong with that as well.
     
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