Originally Posted by nyxagamemnon
Well until 800 series comes out and titan becomes trash haha.
Fail logic. If the trend continues, and we see no reason why it won't, the Titan will be placed directly between the rebadged 780 -> 870 and whatever the 880 is.
Directly in the middle of the two. It will be like the 465, how it sat between the 460 and 470.
It will be far from trash. Essentially, until the 900 series (assuming no name change), the Titan will have been a top shelf card for a portion of the 600 generation, all of the 700 series, and will remain a contender in the 800 series.
You are looking at a minimum of 2 years of having a very competative card, and by then assuming rebadging still happens (it may not), it will be around the 960 range... which on it's own, if scaling continues the current will not be a bad deal. Especially if you have two of them. Even right now, 2x 660s in SLI are a pretty good setup.
Difference is the titan sli rig will be able to easily handle higher resolutions, and upcoming games with higher vram requirements.
@ The guy above me... I run 3x 1920x1080 myself, and with ultra settings and AA at 16x, I still manage upwards of 80 fps on crysis 1 bench. Of course this is indeed a max fps number, and it does occasionally dip to 50ish. I play the game at 4x AA, because I don't see any significant difference above that. I never have to worry about fps dropping. With just ONE Titan.
With 1600p monitors, you don't need as much AA, and I think you know that. But people are seeing several GB of ram usage on newer games with moderate AA enabled already. Think about what happens in a year when games start being ported from the new consoles, with far more vram available.
780s are indeed the best option for performance right now. But I don't think they will have the lasting power that a pair of titans does. Not to mention, you can always get that last Titan later.
But then again, I only plan to game at 4k whenever I get my second titan.
So what I am saying is, long term, WITH plans to continue to upgrade rather than build fresh, the Titans seem to be the better idea, at the cost of a bit of performance now.
Still have to keep in mind, that third card is going to scale pretty poorly, though of course it will still be much better than 2 Titans.Edited by Masta Squidge - 6/20/13 at 9:34am