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Trust me they can't.

It is all theory.

I play BF3 everyday maxed at 1080p with no stutter. Or in other words no stutter I can see.

do you have CrossFire?
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Yes Titan is a ripoff, owners have admitted it.

So is every other card that retails for over $300.

So is a 30" monitor.

So is a Ferrari.

But that doesn't stop people from buying them and not giving a darn about "value". Kia buyers care about value. Ferrari buyers go home with a new supermodel every night.

It's all about "priorities".
nice work ol' man... thumb.gif
thanks for the data and review..
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If Titan was $700-800, it would be perfect. Im sure the prices will eventually come down.

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An interesting read though it only adds one more data point to what many of us already knew. The thing I think people should notice is that even with the limited 2GB vram the GTX 680 SLI preforms very well at 5780x1080p. You can make the argument about the titan been more smooth but If you ask me SLI and crossfire have proven to be smooth enough and its only when "real" microsutter shows up that there is a problem and that is quite rare.


Problem with the 2GB is at those settings on my 1200P surround set-up you're hitting around 55FPS which is good and using around 2100MB of VRAM but your cards become useless the day you want to add a third and turn the settings up because of your extra processing power.

Which is what I've always said. 2GB GTX 680 SLI and 2GB GTX 690 are fine for surround (as a budget set-up) if you turn your settings down but they are totally useless if you intend on adding another one because the extra performance you'll gain you'll never use, see or be able to take advantage of because games are so close to the VRAM limit.

Also because they are working so close to their limit, all cards suffer from microstutter in SLI when working at their limit and in Crysis 3 my 4GB GTX 680 SLI have much larger frametimes than a game like BF3 that can also max my cards. Which is another reason why GTX Titan is better because they won't be working as hard to produce such framerates in SLI and the frametimes will be lower. Much lower if run as a single card.

Would have loved to see GTX Titan SLI and VRAM usage in this review also.
    
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do you have CrossFire?

No I don't. However it is said to be happening with single cards also.
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Would have loved to see GTX Titan SLI and VRAM usage in this review also.

Me too but I think it would show similar performance hits to the NVIDIA SLI results shown.
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Well, considering the price, and the terrible price/performance ratio, I will wait for the GTX 800 series next year or early 2015. Until then, it's three "slow" GTX 670s in 3-Way SLI. Get turnt up.
   
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I did not read everything but the titan is one hell of a card. Personally i would go with a cfx or sli setup but i cannot ignore what nvidia did. I think the true measure will be the next gen cards. If the 780/8790 beat the titan by 40% the titan stays as a niche bragging rights card. But if they only beat it by 15% i think the titan earns a places as a great engineering feat. There is no way around it.. Wish i could afford one cause if it wasnt an issue i would buy one.
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Yes Titan is a ripoff, owners have admitted it.

So is every other card that retails for over $300.

So is a 30" monitor.

So is a Ferrari.

But that doesn't stop people from buying them and not giving a darn about "value". Kia buyers care about value. Ferrari buyers go home with a new supermodel every night.

It's all about "priorities".


My uncle is a multi millionaire. It's ironic cuz my aunt still shops at Big Lots, lmao. It's also ironic that by the time most Ferrari owners can afford their cars, they have gray hair. applaud.gif
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Problem with the 2GB is at those settings on my 1200P surround set-up you're hitting around 55FPS which is good and using around 2100MB of VRAM but your cards become useless the day you want to add a third and turn the settings up because of your extra processing power.

Which is what I've always said. 2GB GTX 680 SLI and 2GB GTX 690 are fine for surround (as a budget set-up) if you turn your settings down but they are totally useless if you intend on adding another one because the extra performance you'll gain you'll never use, see or be able to take advantage of because games are so close to the VRAM limit.

Also because they are working so close to their limit, all cards suffer from microstutter in SLI when working at their limit and in Crysis 3 my 4GB GTX 680 SLI have much larger frametimes than a game like BF3 that can also max my cards. Which is another reason why GTX Titan is better because they won't be working as hard to produce such framerates in SLI and the frametimes will be lower. Much lower if run as a single card.

Would have loved to see GTX Titan SLI and VRAM usage in this review also.

Agreed! If you require the kind of power needed to go beyond SLI 680's or a single 690 then the Titan in SLI is the place to be! 3 or more GPU setups scale very poorly and IMO, is not worth the cost and effort.

7970 CF systems even with 3Gb of ram do not provide a better experience! If you want to fully max at 5760, Dual Titans is the way to go! You just have to pay that bloated cost! Just put them on water to prevent throttling. smile.gif
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