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Hey guys, I am pretty enthused about the Titan and what it can do with a single GPU setup. I currently have 2x GTX580 Lightnings in this rig and am wondering if it would be worth it to upgrade to the Titan? I was waiting for Haswell but have been out of the game for awhile and not sure how the next gen will compare to Titan or if it will continue to be the haus for awhile? If Haswell is going to be crazy fast maybe I will just wait but its looking like Titan may be as fast as my 2x 580s on a single GPU solution.

Thanks for any help! thumb.gif
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i can imagine that the Titan is still going to be the "top dog" even through the 700 series. Its been a long time since nvidia has made a card that was too powerful for its series, and the titan is one of those cards. that being said, i know for a fact that 2 580's are very close in performance to the titan, and i think that it may be worth holding out for a bit longer (till haswell) to see what nvidia has up their sleeve. there have been many rumors that there will be a slimmed down version of the titan for around 700 usd coming out in coming months. i know how that upgrade itch feels, and it can be hard to resist sometimes, but it may be for the best to hold out and see whats gonna happen. And who knows, you may be able to score a titan for cheaper in the coming months. thumb.gif

Edit: all in all. the titan will still be the most POWERFUL card in through the next series, it just might not be the most value in terms of price/performance.
Edited by Lagpirate - 3/31/13 at 5:37pm
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I went from two 580 Lightnings to a Titan. The Titan gave about 10-15% frame rate improvement in most games. The biggest plus is the Titan is much quieter but it's really more of a side grade than a substantial upgrade. That said, I don't regret it.
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What monitor resolution are you using?
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Would there be any way for SLI Titans? Or are you already selling the 580's for the Titan?
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Titan GPU's are on one PCB, so that erases issue of scaling that you may encounter in SLI. A single Titan will yield more stability overall (although SLI is pretty good as it is).

I'd go for it. thumb.gif
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I am running dual 1920x1080 monitors. Of course I only game on one. I think I would go for one now and maybe sli them later. But may be to small of resolution to scale well.
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Originally Posted by Hawk777th View Post

I am running dual 1920x1080 monitors. Of course I only game on one. I think I would go for one now and maybe sli them later. But may be to small of resolution to scale well.

It may be for now, but looking ahead: if you were ever to upgrade to a higher resolution in the future, your titans would be able to handle it with their higher VRAM and memory bandwidths. Plus, from what i've seen, the titans scale incredibly well at 2 cards.
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If you have that much money why not buy a 1440P monitor 1080P is on the verge of holding back a Titan two of them are wasted on 1080P unless you are running 120/144 MHz?
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If cost isn't an issue, Titan is awesome.

I went from two 570s and it's definitely quicker, plus you have the option to SLI again further down the road smile.gif
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