Anyone willing to sit here and try to compare a "Ghz" edition price point against Titan, instead of a regular 7970, is just grasping for straws.
A few simple facts..
There is no difference between a 7970 and 7970 Ghz, you can buy a 7970 for sub $400 on a regular basis, not including the value added by included games themselves. Here is a Gigabyte Windforce @ 1000Mhz, but a Non-Ghz edition, which comes with Bioshock and Crysis 3, for $399 Shipped!!!
Titans are not currently, as of this writing, available, and the last time they were and I looked they were upwards of $1200 a pop.
Not all Titans are hitting 1200Mhz, so the guy who said that is just being obtuse. Are some going to hit it? I am sure there are a few, but from all the reviews I followed and just generally speaking to people on it, they seem to top out closer to the 1100Mhz range, on a broader basis. It isn't uncommon for someone to hit 1250 to 1300 on a 7970.
The only reason Titan came in at the $1,000 to $1,200 was pure greed. Nvidia had no competition, they knew they could throw a price premium on it and people would not only buy it, but defend it.
So, again, going off launch pricing and what people paid when it was available, and what you can get a 7970 for RIGHT NOW, it is a 300% price spread, for a "generational" performance increase. Please.....
Here are a couple of goobers with Titans, on Amazon, grasping for a price premium due to unavailability.
Here is another one, more representative of what people paid...
So now that we have, without a doubt, shown that you can buy an awesome 7970 for sub $400, and get two of the best games this year for free, but what Titans are available are well over $1,000.
It doesn't matter what you call the performance increase Titan offers, either just what it is at ~30% or "Generational", there isn't a justification to the insane price premium. Why? Because if that logic is OK to use now, then what is stopping it from being applied to the next generation of GPUs? None of you would be OK if the next generation landed and it was price at a $1,000 a pop, instead of replacing the current generation price point.....as been the norm in the past.
"Oh! But it is a "generational leap now!"......
Please. I have been doing this far too long to be had by such a silly statement, and why I abandoned the Titan ship after launch.
Originally Posted by 2010rig
Even on Amazon, you can still buy them for $999, but of course, you choose to ignore that.
2010rig managed to find one for $999, although he didn't provide a link to it, I was able to locate it on Amazon as well.Edited by PostalTwinkie - 4/13/13 at 11:27am