Originally Posted by Just a nickname
That's true, but sometimes it is worth to also put things in perspective. 20nm was delayed and it resulted 28nm being used for soon 2 years (this is also the reason why I am still on my 5870, sold too early). It is speculation, but I wouldn't be surprised both amd and nvidia delayed their new generation (with new architecture as well) due to that.
If I was about to spend a good 500+$ on a video card, I would like it to hold its value for at least a year. I wouldn't like to see 6 months after a new video card cheaper and faster.
Why are you suggesting 780/titan? It is like the worst recommendation. Have you seen the 290x benchies?
Plus, with dual graphic cards, you open the door to many problems (overheat, stutter, 2nd gpu not used, etc.) Single card is the way to go, especially with a single monitor at 1080p.
you are going to see a new video card every 6 months that will ALWAYS be cheaper and faster. thats just how technology moves, every 6 months a bigger better GPU comes out. A single 780 or titan will hold well for atleast 2 years.
yes i have seen the 290x benches. and have you see the temperatures/fan noise? its practically a ticking time bomb in your case. There is 0 room for overclocking. A slightly overclocked 780 beats a 290x. A overclocked titan is miles ahead of a 290x, and they don't run at 95 degrees. We wont bee seeing 20nm anytime within the next 6 months.
Rarely does AMD innovate and get the initiative over nvidia. They talked a ton of crap towards the titan and "290x will ridicule titan" and benchmarks show that even a stock titan can beat a 290x, and a overclocked titan (which overclocks a ton) just decimates a 290x. The only time a 290x can even come close to or equal a 780 is at resolutions above 2560x1600. The fact is nvidia just has better engineering. they can do just as much if not more as AMD but with less compromises. 780 can beat 290x with lower temperatures, lower clocks, lower noise, and lower power consumption. It's pretty much a better 290x in every aspect. Mantle cannot be spoken for at this time, but to be honest, i have 0 faith in mantle at all.
1. it is going to get delayed or
2. it will be a huge letdown
3. it wont even work at all
4. no developers adopt it
Even if mantle is a huge success, nvidia will just throw back a punch at AMD with g-sync and match if not beat mantle.