Originally Posted by Masked
Vendors clamored for the card because there hasn't been price-point competition for a while.
It will be a full run but, once again, it's not exactly aimed at the gamer.
They're aiming this card at 2 markets.
1) Boutique builds that can conform to smaller cases...Like the Falcon/Alienware/Cyberpower form factor boutiques -- Where idiots pay 3-4k for them. (Notice the low power settings??? That's why)
2) Researchers/Folders etc -- This is where the card will really be worth every penny. ~ It fits a gap where there is NO competition currently -- They'll make a killing.
Ultimately, you can still buy this card to game on but, you're wasting your money if you're JUST gaming.
$1,000 is a higher price-point then vendors were initially told ~ I'd hold out and see what the #'s really are.
Still, this card isn't aimed at gamers...I'll quote AnandTech's preview page 2:
Titan is also going to be NVIDIA’s entry-level compute card. We’ll dive more into why that is in a bit in our feature breakdown, but the biggest factor is that for the first time on any consumer-level NVIDIA card, double precision (FP64) performance is uncapped. That means 1/3 FP32 performance, or roughly 1.3TFLOPS theoretical FP64 performance. NVIDIA has taken other liberties to keep from this being treated as a cheap Tesla K20, but for lighter workloads it should fit the bill.
While it is a "nice" gaming card, it's multi-faceted so, ultimately if you're just buying this card to game on, you're doing it wrong.
The 7-series will be launched later this quarter ~ If you're out of to fold or crunch, the Titan is most certainly for you but, if you're gaming...Wait till March/April.
It actually is a nice card. It comes at a pricepoint where there is 0 competition in that market. Nvidia will make a total killing.
For the gamer, you have other options that are right around the corner. That will be better for gaming.
If you fold + game, you can't beat the card. It's genuinely a nice card.
If you just game and have a mid-tower, this card isn't for you, you can do better by exercising some patience.
I have plenty of nice things to say about this card but, they aren't geared at gaming because for $1000, you can actually do better with SLI.
I have quad 680's on my current rig, I do agree there are major SLI issues on the X79 platform, same is true of Crossfire but, once again, I strongly urge those of you who have the cash, to wait just a bit longer and a better option for GAMING, will be readily available.