Originally Posted by Accuracy158
Haha. I was just writing out the answer to these question and saw you had it done when I opened up a new tab to check what case he had (to determine cooler).
Titan is still going to be faster when you match the clock speeds with the 780.... despite what some people are suggesting here
Sure, but clock-for-clock we're talking what, a mid-single-digit percentage? Given the nature of overclocking you could easily end up with a Titan that can't clock higher than a 780 would, or vice-versa, but they're essentially the same performance given average OC's. Some samples may exceed most Titans, some may end up a little slower. That's why I keep saying the Titan is pretty much a 6gb 780 at this point. If you compare the thing you CAN control, which is stock-to-stock, some 780 variants end up a little quicker and much quieter, but on this site most won't leave it that way. So we go back to oc-to-oc, which results in the cards performing so closely as to be an insignificant change, and thus the VRAM becomes the only difference for people on this site who are just benching/gaming. No one ever said if they were *matched* in clocks on core/memory that the Titan would be slower. What *was* said was that the 780 will probably OC a bit higher on average, and so far that seems to be the case, resulting in a performance gap that practically isn't there.
Check through the TPU & guru3d reviews at various games, and in almost every situation the difference is in the low single-digits FPS-wise. Check the 780 owners' thread and in comparisons that have been done, they follow the same trend oc-to-oc.
EDIT: Once you get into what you get for a given price point, well, 3 780's are going to trounce 2 titans except in high surround resolutions... for 120hz 2560x1440 or 5760x1080 surround, you'd gain a very significant performance advantage at the $2k price point. If you're going single-card, paying well over 50% more for only between 0-5% (heck, even if you want to call it 10% by splitting hairs on how you judge, the point is the same), you enter the realm of absolutely wasting your money for the prestige factor. It's not even a high-end card premium there. Oftentimes people will pay 20% more for 20-30% more performance, or even 30% more for 40% performance. Paying 50%+ for what's roughly a dead heat? Does not compute.Edited by GoldenTiger - 5/27/13 at 8:20pm