Originally Posted by MunneY
The people who bought titans bought them because they can. I realize what you are saying, but that is SUCH a niche market. The 690s are even justifiable if you are running SLI or thinking of it because you pay near that for the same performance. Titan is a product for those who MUST have the best. Of course sales will drop, but there will still be alot of them going out for other things.
If the 780s are priced at/above $700 (considering 12/13 enabled SMXs), and the Titan comes down in price by even a $100 due to release of 780s, does it not put the Titan and the 780 in the same market with only a difference of $200 in price? If so, then the 780 would be in a niche market too.
But maybe nvidia will keep the 780s VRAM low (to about 3GB or so) just to give Titan another selling point. It will also make pricing 780s at a lower price easier with the lower amount of VRAM. Seems reasonable to me.
How better is a 690 than an overclocked Titan? I'll be honest and admit that I have not seen too many benchmarks where the two cards go up against each other. But when both cards are producing frames over the 60FPS limit, wouldnt a single card be the better choice considering the issues that come with dual-GPU cards? So how is a 690 justified and not a Titan?
Originally Posted by thestache
Don't forget about surround users. Guys running 1080/1200P surround but especially 1440/1600P or 120hz surround need that extra performance. At these resolutions 10% performance difference is important. The VRAM is also a big factor. If these new cards (GTX 770/780) are limited in VRAM and by that I mean less than 4GB then I think the interest in GTX Titans will still remain pretty high.
For single screen users pretty much what you said is spot on. But single screen users were never the target audience of the GTX Titan. They just saw it as a great alternative to two slower cards
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Surround? Pardon my ignorance but is that too big a market nowadays?
But yes, it might be a good strategy for nvidia to cut the VRAM on the 780s to 3GB to keep people interested in the Titan. It would also avoid making a huge VRAM gap between the 770 and the 780 (2GB to 5GB jump).
Personally, I agree with the bolded part. But, again speaking from personal experience, not even an overclocked Titan can keep Tomb Raider locked at 60FPS with max settings (except AA which was set to FXAA) at 1080p. I havent even tried Crysis 3 yet. So how is the Titan a better solution for multi-monitor users than single monitor users if it cant even deliver the perfect experience at 1080p? Note that I;m not talking about more than one Titan per system, because that would be a different case.