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In all honesty do you believe any of the next generation SINGLE GPU's will exceed the GTX Titan's performance? My GTX 470 @ 904Mhz averages around 24 FPS and a min of 22 FPS on Ultra in Tomb Raider. I see a single GTX Titan with a min of 66FPS and an average of around 80 FPS on Ultra. It's impressive and I don't have to worry about any extra heat and Stuttering with single solutions.

What holds me back is new software advancements that the 700 and 8000 series cards may have over the GTX Titan.

I have three upgrades in mind 2.1 speaker set + 1440P monitor and a new graphics card.
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post #2 of 10
For 1440p, the Titan would be a smart move anyway...

As for Nvidia's 700 series or AMD's 8xxx series being faster than a Titan......i can't see it happening. You need to remember that the 700 series will be a Kepler refresh and not new architecture. Titan really is about as beefy as Kepler can go....
 
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post #3 of 10
The 700 series is just going to be a slight upgrade from 600, higher clock speeds and such. I would just grab the Titan now before it goes out of production and be set for the next half decade.
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post #4 of 10
It's hard to say one way or another. Since NVIDIA's 700-series is presumably still going to use Kepler, I don't see them introducing a single-GPU card outperforming Titan if they can help it.

As for AMD, I don't think they have the engineering staff to pull it off...
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post #5 of 10
Nothing from nvidias side will beat the titan this year but AMD might pulls a wild card. Their 7970 is much closer to a titan then the 680 is but there is still a big gap they would need to fill.

In all honesty though, probably not tongue.gif
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post #6 of 10
With Titan costing about 1000, and not being leaps and bounds over 680/7970, I'm holding out for 7 series to see how they compare. But just like everyone says, I don't see next gen Nvidia being faster, Nvidia wouldn't want their next gen to outperform their flagship at lower cost. AMD though... you never know. They might pull something out of the hat.
post #7 of 10
the titan will be refreshed since it does not use full core of GK110

any way its still aking for awhile thumb.gif
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post #8 of 10
the titan will be refreshed since it does not use full core of GK110

any way its still aking for awhile thumb.gif
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post #9 of 10
Yeah I guess the only way Nvidia could release a card faster than Titan is a fully unlocked GK110. That may happen if AMD's 8K series is just that fast, but I'd doubt it. At the same time I don't think the 700 series will be based on the rumored GK114 either. GK104 is already a fully unlocked die so how would GK114 differentiate itself?

Back during the Fermi days GF104 had one SMX cluster disabled which was fully enabled on GF114. I don't see Nvidia refreshing their entire line up just with higher clock speeds.

Maybe the "mini-titans" launching this summer will be the new 700 series. *shrug*
post #10 of 10
I recommend you hold out for about 2 to 3 months to see what the prices are like. That's what I'm gonna do. Heck, as busy as I am, I might be able to hold out until late summer/early fall thumb.gif
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