Originally Posted by PhantomTaco
I think you misunderstood me. I'm saying a 780 at reference clocks doesn't beat a Titan. A 290x at reference clocks matches/beats from what we've seen, so I don't see the reason for the why not just buy a 780 argument, it seems more like fanboyism than it does logic.
From what we've seen you need to flip a bios switch on the 290X to switch to the 1050MHz OC bios that's needed to match a stock Titan.
Besides, aside from marketing material for AMD or NV, who cares about "reference clocks". If stock performance is what you want then you're not going to go for a reference 780 since for the same price there are faster ones.
If OC'd performance is what you want then all we know atm is that GK110 cards OC like beasts and the 290X (assuming the leaked benches are real) will have to OC considerably higher than Tahiti in order to match the NV cards OC'd.
Honestly I'm getting the GTX 680 vibe here, why are people suddenly so interested in stock benches when with the 600 and 7000 series everyone said that they're meaningless and the radeons are a better deal due to OCing potential...