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post #391 of 1990
I don't feel so bad getting my cute little ZOTAC 760 AMP! now. I never fall into the 400+ dollar card category, and as it seems nothing is reallychanging in my area of the price spectrum.
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Unless you're really unsatisfied with the Titan already....I really don't see it wise to switch to the R9-290X over small marginal gains if it turns out to be, even with Mantle performance gains.... 20nm is just 6-8 months away, I'd say its more rewarding to keep your Titan until its time to retire it. At least I would thumb.gif

Well, that's the thing. It's all going to come down to the performance results.

If Mantle is able to do more than just a marginal performance increase (say 50%+) then I think it would be worth it.

If it's any less than that, I'm sure nvidia can compensate with optimized drivers or development moneyhats to make the switch not worth it.

Trust me, I'm not ready to jump ship immediately. I'm just keeping an open mind and waiting until I see the data to make any sort of decision.
post #393 of 1990
I see your point smile.gif very well then.
post #394 of 1990
this card is a nice leap forward from my 7970,ill probably buy it within my next build,in the meantime i will hold onto till the price point drops to ~400$,all things considerate if the card delivers its promises though
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Unless you're really unsatisfied with the Titan already....I really don't see it wise to switch to the R9-290X over small marginal gains if it turns out to be, even with Mantle performance gains.... 20nm is just 6-8 months away, I'd say its more rewarding to keep your Titan until its time to retire it. At least I would thumb.gif

If it does turn out to be better or even trade blows, you can sell your titan for +-$900 and buy a 290x for $599. You would make a +-$300 profit while getting a card with newer tech and more resale value. The titan's value will probably depreciate at a rapid pace or nvidia might even lower prices. The case can also be made that the 780 is a better value card than the Titan for certain users. I'd say one has more than enough reason to make the switch. I agree that a few fps is not normally a good reason to sidegrade/upgrade if the price is the same. But this is not that case.
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If it does turn out to be better or even trade blows, you can sell your titan for +-$900 and buy a 290x for $599. You would make a $300 profit while getting a card with newer tech and more resale value. The titan's value will depreciate at a rapid pace. I'd say one has more than enough reason to make the switch. I agree that a few fps is not normally a good reason to sidegrade/upgrade if the price is the same. But this is not that case.

Whos going to pay 900 for a used titan if the 290X trades blows with it at 599? When the 290X hits titan's value is going to hit the crapper.
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Whos going to pay 900 for a used titan if the 290X trades blows with it at 599? When the 290X hits titan's value is going to hit the crapper.

With the release of the 780, I think the second hand Titan market is clearly aimed at people who aren't using the thing to exclusively play games since it's got the much better compute performance.
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With the release of the 780, I think the second hand Titan market is clearly aimed at people who aren't using the thing to exclusively play games since it's got the much better compute performance.

Exactly, people pay $800-$850 for used Titans on Ebay and the 290X isn't going to change that ON release. In 6 months if more games start using Mantle, it may. BF4 won't significantly change the selling price of used Titans if the 780 didn't because the 290X is not significantly different from the 780. 3GB GTX 580s still go for over $200 on ebay. That's pretty insane when you can buy a 3GB 7970 for $270 AR.
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Welcome to my world, accept I have a 470, and primary uses aren't gaming.

btw - I thought you owned 3 7970's? headscratch.gif

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Pics or it didn't happen. tongue.gif

btw - just playing with ya.

That's :

3x 7970
Gtx 570
2x Titans
7990
3x 1600 monitors.

This is thousands of dollars in hardware, yet he can't afford a $50 p-n-s camera or a decent cell phone with a simple camera to take pics rolleyes.gifrolleyes.gifrolleyes.gif
post #400 of 1990
All I can imagine is when 20nm is out...Nvidia and AMD would have chips crushing the Titan and 290X by miles by then at least hoping to 1.5x or twice as better, and more mature 4k+ resolution support...etc. Hopefully at a $500 price point or at least rebranding the GK110 and and Hawaii XT in shrunken die sizes at 20nm....

(thinking out loud here)
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