Originally Posted by Masta Squidge
And yet, there is nothing you can build that will beat 4 Titans. That performance comes at a huge premium. Don't like it? Fine, don't buy it.
For the rest of us, who have the money to burn and enjoy the hobby enough to justify it, 4 Titans is the only option right now to game at the absolute top of the heap.
I for one will be buying a second titan and a 4k monitor, I am by no means that type of gamer.
I like that you pointed out exactly the reason why I have a Titan though. I use multiple CUDA enabled applications, and I fully intend to put that 6GB of vram to use in a year or two when games start needing it... on my 3840x2160 monitor.
By the way, last time I checked... you are wrong. Split frame rendering is almost never done anymore, because its garbage. Alternate frame rendering, which is what I described, is the ideal method. SFR hasn't been a thing since DX9, and even so it sucked back then.
And if I was interested in saving money, I would have gone with AMD. So quit your fanboy BS comments. I bought the Titan for a very specific set of reasons, reasons which still hold true even after the release of the 780, and I am still very, VERY satisfied with my purchase.
Take your outdated SFR information, and your closed mind about the value of the titan elsewhere. Some of us do more than play Farmville on our computers.
You claim you are getting better performance for less, or only slightly more money... I claim you are full of it, because the performance I am after isn't available with your setup. Thus making my choice of any nvidia based card literally an infinite amount faster than yours.
Do you actually think anyone buys half the crap that comes flying out of your keyboard? Like I said in my last post, three 7970 Flex models will run that resolution butter smooth in even games like Crysis 3 above 60 FPS. The cost is only 150% that of a single TITAN, in which he could build two of his same machines for what it would cost him for four TITANS's (in which he does not). I mean if he's got the money to throw out the window then by all means go for 4x TITAN. Tho honestly most people are not that dumb to buy performance they will never use.
I myself prefer AMD cards for compute, as its much more powerful than CUDA (AMD has been king of floating point performance since GCN). Split frame rendering is better than alternate frame rendering as alternate impacts performance (frames 1,3,5,7 are rendered by card #1, while frames 2,4,6 etc are rendered by card #2) as the master card still has to queue the frames from both cards. The guy didn't ask about your love story with a card I bet you know nothing about. He wanted cold hard facts from people who actually know what they're talking about, not someone who's going to point him to their favorite company. Like I said, go out and buy your four TITAN's and enjoy them, tho their not the fastest cards available on the market.
I bet you get butthurt and bent out of shape over hearing that, and they scale like dung when in SLI. Please keep your fanboyism opinions to yourself, and you cant tell me that I am a fanboy because I buy what suits my needs and doesn't cost me an arm and a leg. Two 7990's would be a better investment than two TITAN's, as they would completely shatter what two TITAN's can do even when it comes to number crunching. If you like Nvidia sure get Nvidia, if you like AMD get AMD. Tho the truth be told, 2x 7990's will stomp 2x TITAN's and cost him the same price.
AMD has fixed all of the critical problems with their drivers, and micro stuttering. There's nothing bad about moving to the red side when the red side is doing really good. It must be embarrassing for the factual data you edit into your posts to try and make yourself sound credible. It's gotta suck being corrected by everybody in threads constantly. I would take anything you say with a grain of salt, as your knowledge is very limited.