Originally Posted by Alatar
The 780 classy is doing just fine though even if the 680 model was squashed by NV.
Anyways, anything that would give the amount of cuda cores the Titan has (or more) and would improve the VRM would be a win. The only reason I haven't taken my Titan above 1425MHz or so is that I don't want to approach the voltages close to 1.4v.
Voltage control can be handled by the community...
That's very true which is what we witnessed with the 590...however, that still doesn't change the fact that the 780 classy is neutered. We //all// know what that card could be with a few simple modifications...But, it will never be.
I think that the 680's were a wake-up to Nvidia in regards to enthusiasts but, it's not enough to shift the market nor the trend, which is $$$$.
Personally, I think the 590 was a major change in the custom driver community because it finally woke people up to the fact that, we could once again, get rid of throttling and "do our own thing".
That concept had been lost for a long time so, that revival was important. Most users now can flash their cards. Most users can now modify their own drivers. -- That's monumental.
I too would like to see some improved VRMs as well as power delivery in general but, I just don't see it as being in the cards.
I DO think that some of the software Nvidia is implementing will combat mantle but, ultimately, it's still a situation of "buy once, cry once" for AMD - Especially when it comes to game development.