Originally Posted by Alatar
Of course not but we can be reasonable. Everyone who knows a slightest amount about modern GPUs will tell you that a 9970 is not going to be 35% faster than a Titan. Not even close. Just not physically possible at the moment.
yeah correct. but its going to be very good if HD 9970 matches Titan at USD 600 and has another 25 - 30% OC headroom. So basically match Titan perf clock for clock and then its going to be much more attractive for perf/$.
Price was not part of the argument. In fact the original point was from a guy who bought a Titan so it's quite obvious that he was ready to shell out $1000 for a single GPU.
price is always part of the equation. look at the Galaxy HOF for USD 690. out of the box beats stock Titan and would be very close (5 - 10% slower) to even a BIOS modded and fully voltage controlled Titan. Its embarassing that a USD 700 card beats a USD 1000 card at stock speeds especially when both cards are from the same company
this is why Titan was and is the biggest money grab exercise ever by a gpu company until AMD outdoes Nvidia by pricing a single GPU at USD 1000+. I don't think that can happen given AMD's current markeshare which is far below Nvidia. AMD needs to gain marketshare by pricing aggressively and providing better perf / $. also does it ever occur to you that some users or even enthusiasts might not want to support a GPU vendor charging USD 1000 for the traditional flagship GPU as a matter of principle and not money.
we have no confirmation on this.
We can say for sure HD 9970 is competing with GTX 780 / Titan, definitely not 770 Edited by raghu78 - 8/15/13 at 8:15pm