My next build will be with AMD cards too. I never really thought much about AMD, and did not even know what their cards did or did not do, but my Titan experience has left me wondering about my options, and has reinforced the fact that we should be looking after our own best interests, as consumers, and not be a valiant spokesperson for companies selling us products. I would hate for any gpu manufacturer to take its "repeat customer base" for granted, as the customers will not repeat, if they are not happy.
I will not be be getting rid of my Titans, but this card may have other application in other industries that perhaps justifies its price and performance for those specific uses, and I am sure that it does. If both AMD, and Nvidia have chosen to focus on more lucrative opportunities, such as cloud computing tand consoles, then its great for their shareholders and employees, but I don't find any silver lining for the PC gamers to rejoice about.
As a PC gamer, and an enthusiast, having locked down gpu's with auto boost is starting to feel a lot like console gaming at much higher prices. And, perhaps it's the PC gamers and the enthusiast community that is bearing the cost by paying a premium to support funding for these other "prioritized initiatives" by both AMD and Nvidia. I don't care what the brand says when I am drinking the koolaid, but at least I want to feel good even when I know that I am drinking the koolaid.
So what would be a good AMD option for a mini itx? I ask this question sincerely, as I really don't know anything about AMD cards, but I would certainly explore all options, as it is in MY Best Interest to do so.
OP , I am sorry for butting into your thread, but hopefully we can both get some recommendations without distracting from your original post. Thanks.
Edited by maximus56 - 3/30/13 at 1:16pm