draw calls are one thing and i look foward to mantle setting a new bar in performance, but we have to look at reality and reality is we do not have mantle. period!! so for what we have now in our hands on our pc's wich the only thing we can go by right now imo, from every gpu i own and have owned, this single 780ti is the go to card right now. i can only imagine if i pair it with another for sli, or even three way sli. im a fan of performance not any one particular brand. and pound for pound right now this card is the mike tyson in his prime compared to the others and thats even the 290x. silky smooth frames with no twitching or blinking backgrounds like my r9's have in bf4. better consistency acros the bored. for a gamer at the end of the day thats what we look for im thinking eye candy diealed up great pair of head phones and smoth game play. so for now untli we see mantle and what it can truly do for us, nvidia gets this round considering all the delays.
so draw calls or not, speculations aside, the 780ti is pound for pound the best single gpu set up i have owned, and it overclocks like no ones buisness.