Originally Posted by OC'ing Noob
Glad you are thrilled with your Titan. Do you play Skyrim? If so, can you PM me a list of your mods and how much VRAM you are using up?
I've noticed a few Titan owners that seem bitter at how cheap the 780 looks to be considering how close it is in performance to Titan. They seem to believe this somehow changes who Titan's target consumer base is that it makes either Titan or themselves as Titan owners less special. It's like look, Titan is STILL the same top dog single GPU solution it was advertised as and you got what you paid for, a premium flagship video card that no other single GPU solutions come close to. I see whining about "Oh look how much cheaper it is and it is only 10% slower." It's like umm, who the hell cares? People buying the Titan will still have their reasons of buying it and if you are having buyer's remorse now, that is your freaking fault. Just my opinion.
Don't have skyrim... I intend to get it at some point, but I'm working 10-11 hours a day on a project since december, and I just haven't spent money on games I don't have time to play.
Anyone who purchased titan at 1,000 and didn't think it was $200 overpriced for exclusivity and premium performance was completely fooling themselves. It's still faster than the 780, if you don't think you could use 6gb of memory, sell the titan and get 2 780s.
Lets be honest, the titan was released at the price point and NVidia knew they had the 780 coming. They satisfied the performance demand, took the GPU king title, and put out a product which would not be beat by their next generation of cards. If they released the 780 with 16 or even 15 SMX, titan owners would have a right to be upset, they would have spent more money, for less performance on a bait and switch. To still have the top graphics card for the next 7 months at least, just means they paid a premium for that little bit of extra performance, and a whole lot of extra VRAM. Releasing the good 780s at 600-650 with the right phases will fall exactly in line with the expected MSRP of the titan ($800) before the premium was added. Add in the cost of the extra 3gb of ram and you are perfectly in line for the pricing model. If paying $200 for the exclusivity of the titan, not to mention having it over 3 months ago bothers you, you shouldn't have been looking seriously at the titan in the first place.