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The Titan was released decently late in the 6 series generation. We expect to see new cards sooner than later. My question is this, what can we then expect from a 780? Will a single 780 (Expected at $500) beat a single Titan? It certainly can't be far behind one. We can also expect a jump in vram probably also to the 6GB marker.

So then, if you just bought a Titan, how mad would you be if in another ~4 months or less a $500 card from the same manufacturer arrives that delivers the same power? What was the point of Titan?
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What was the point of Titan?

To make good use of Tesla chips that didn't quite make the cut for professional use but were still good enough for a consumer video card, while also creating a high-performance "halo product" that improves their brand image?
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To make good use of Tesla chips that didn't quite make the cut for professional use but were still good enough for a consumer video card, while also creating a high-performance "halo product" that improves their brand image?

But from the consumer standpoint, assuming you don't have unlimited money (which apparently for some 690 and Titan owners they do) why would you buy a card now that potentially very well could be bested by the $500 780 in a few months time. That $1k you dropped now could have bought you 2x the performance in a few months. That's what I mean. Seems like a lot of people are getting in line for a sucker punch. Especially if the Titan was a serious investment and you don't drive a lambo.
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To make good use of Tesla chips that didn't quite make the cut for professional use but were still good enough for a consumer video card, while also creating a high-performance "halo product" that improves their brand image?

This. Titan was made so that the workstation cards that were up to par could be sold off to recoup some losses. Tesla was never meant to be a gaming card, but it still is able to function as one. And $1000 for a workstation card is probably a good deal, even if it is a slightly gimped card.
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But from the consumer standpoint, assuming you don't have unlimited money (which apparently for some 690 and Titan owners they do) why would you buy a card now that potentially very well could be bested by the $500 780 in a few months time. That $1k you dropped now could have bought you 2x the performance in a few months. That's what I mean. Seems like a lot of people are getting in line for a sucker punch. Especially if the Titan was a serious investment and you don't drive a lambo.

Such things have happened in the past with video cards, and they will happen again in the future. Anyone who spends $1000 on a GPU should already know this, and if they don't then it's their own fault.
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But from the consumer standpoint, assuming you don't have unlimited money (which apparently for some 690 and Titan owners they do) why would you buy a card now that potentially very well could be bested by the $500 780 in a few months time. That $1k you dropped now could have bought you 2x the performance in a few months. That's what I mean. Seems like a lot of people are getting in line for a sucker punch. Especially if the Titan was a serious investment and you don't drive a lambo.

I do not see nvidia shooting themselves in the foot by releasing a more powerful 780 at a $500 price. I really don't.
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Anyone on this forum should understand that as soon as tech is available to the public something better is always around the corner.
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Anyone on this forum should understand that as soon as tech is available to the public something better is always around the corner.

To an extent. Buying a 680 SLI or 690 upon release gives you some security. You know that for at least 6+ months that will be the macho beast gaming config possible. Perhaps even up to 12 months. The Titan is the new beast macho config (when SLI'd) and a lot of people are buying it under that pretense for games, potentially thinking it's like the 680 in that it will be the best powerhouse for a long time to come.
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There is a marketing term for what the Titan is target to. it is targeted to the "Innovators".




Edited by ericeod - 4/22/13 at 9:41pm
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There is a marketing term for what the Titan is target to. it is targeted to the "Innovators".




That's exactly what i'm studying right now, I have an exam on marketing this thursday

We all know that the titan are a niche, Nvidia make money selling those, people buying them are happy
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