Originally Posted by mcg75
Great job Eric. Your results mirror my own when I tested my 7970 vs my Titan.
Too bad this price/performance nonsense had to pop up as usual.
Did anybody talking about this ever stop to think that a 7970 at it's $550 launch price and launch drivers would not be much better than Titan in that the price/performance aspect? Nope.
price/performance always going to be brought up since EVERYONE are spending their money on their GPU decision (except sponsored which i envy sometimes
as you know some do not care that much of a 1K$ price mark but there is a good portion of peeps that do care and the first thing to consider is the hard earned money they'll lose for it. Lets not forget that the most popular GPUs in the market (that are being sold the most) are in the 200$ range so the "cheap" 400$ cards are a niche and the 1K$ are even more of a luxury that only few (despite the picture that OCN users create) can afford.
while it is the truth that the 7970 launched @ 550$, with the 925Mhz and had his launch drivers and core and not the ones we have today (which keep on improving) to a consumer it is more important what is available NOW and doesn't really care about the past nor future. the ones that don't decide to gamble on the waiting game which can sometimes be a good bet but mostly it is a losing bet since you might wait all the time because there is always something better around the corner.
if the Titan would have launched sooner, around the GTX680 launch frame, we would have been having a different conversation but it didn't so now it should be judged as it is in the present time against the evolved competition.
don't get me wrong, the Titan is a great card in my view but it is more of a luxury, as Eric stated, than practicability. (though the 7970 is in the Luxury market of GPUs too)