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Reminds me never to be an early adopter ever again.

Paid $659 for this 780 junk and 5 months later the 290x outperforms it, cost $549, then Nvidia decides to release a 780Ti and reduce the current 780 to $499, and now releases a 780Ghz edition.

Really feel shafted right now.

early adoption has paid off for me far more than I thought it would

5850 on launch day for $259 and then AMD increased prices thanks to the Fermi fiasco and no competition and that card lasted me a good year before I replaced it not out of need for more gaming performance but because I wanted Fermi for CUDA support in CS5

then the GTX680 on launch day and lasted pretty much an entire year without losing value

failed to early adopt s1366, which debuted Nov of 2008 and would have lasted until early 2011 before being supplanted by SandyBridge, so I learned my lesson and made sure to pick up the next enthusiast platform, and its looking like s2011 and SB-E will easily last me until s2011-3 with Haswell-E. And while its cool these platforms are turning out to be such good value for early adoption, its also kind of frustrating as I want significantly faster CPU performance but can only wait...

My Opteron 165 was also another brilliant early adoption as, IIRC, it was available before the more expensive (at least initially) Athlon X2s were, and could overclock just as well if not better.

Am I upset with the 780? Sure, a little bit maybe, although I never expected it to be a wise, early-adoption buy; it was just too expensive to get that lucky, and I ultimately just wanted the performance and didn't want to wait. At any rate, I'm not even that disappointed TBH:

1. I run 1080p for 120Hz and Lightboost, and at this resolution, the Hawaii doesn't particularly distinguish itself, if at all.

2. while Mantle could be a huge wild card, its still very much an unknown, of which even if it is a big deal, still has to gain support for it to be broadly implemented... whereas with my 780 I can enjoy the benefit of bonuses right now that can work for everything, like Shadowplay - I was very skeptical of this feature at first, but it turned out to be a huge surprise for how well it works, and is a major bonus I enjoy having (much more than PhysX for example), and the success with Shadowplay only increases my confidence in other similar future nVidia bonus features such as G-Sync (which I think could be the biggest game changer we've seen since the Radeon 9700 and AA/AF becoming more than a rare/exotic/extreme luxury)

3. 5 months isn't that bad, and with a $650 starting MSRP, it only followed that the risk of a price cut could easily mean quite the fall (just have to remember the GTX 280 when it got a rather embarrassing reality check from the Radeon 4870, and that $650 -> $500 price drop happened less than a month after the 280's release...)

4. the GHz edition 780 is likely just a marketing push trying to reposition the 780 in order for nVidia to prepare themselves to cushion the blow from the 290 (as the 780 Ti seems destined to match up against the 290X), its not likely to be a superior product to the original 780 by any significant margin, the original 780s OC just fine and can easily hit 1+GHz.

5. clearly nVidia brand value has hardly taken a hit, as the new pricing is arguably still much too high relative to what AMD is showing with Hawaii and the $449-549 pricing. If you're that bothered, sell your GTX 780 for ~$449 while you still can and then pick up an R9 290.
Edited by bojinglebells - 10/30/13 at 1:33am
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I have to admit, Nvidia naming has been stupid all the time. First the started these Ti prefix since GTX560Ti instead of using the easier GTX565.

GTX650, 650Ti, 650ti Boost. 660, 660ti. Seriously?! a GTX xx5 prefix would make things A LOT easier to understand. Nvidia used 5 prefix in GTX200/400, I have no idea why they went full retard and decide to change it.

IMO, the current GTX770 should have been name 760, the current 780 should have been 770. then we can use 780/785 or even 790 for higher model. SHould have use the name 790, I doubt Nvidia can make a 250w chip within 375w TDP, it is just a waste to underclock a chip that is already underclock.

AMD isnt any better but it is less confusing than Nvidia. They have their problems as well, their 7870 XT should have been named 7890/7930. 7970 GHz edition should have been name 7980.
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post #73 of 307

Would a 780 GHZ edition SLI with regular 780?

 

and the 780 can be matched with the GHZ edition speeds?

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We should rename Skynets bios as 1.1Ghz Edition biggrin.gif
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I think everyone is skipping over the post that shows that this is not a new SKU. The B1 revision has been in 780s since early September. The Ghz naming scheme is only associated to the Inno card. The only new SKU it seems will be the Ti.

Those that have purchased a 780 recently already have the B1 revision, which is featured in the gpu they're reviewing.

Edited by Doogiehouser - 10/30/13 at 2:03am
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GTX 780 GHz Edition, which is cheaper and faster than current model

to

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 GHz models are expected to cost slightly above current GTX 780 cards

I am a tad bit confused.

lol you noticed that too? biggrin.gif
 
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GTX 780 GHz Edition, which is cheaper and faster than current model

to

NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 GHz models are expected to cost slightly above current GTX 780 cards

I am a tad bit confused.

lol you noticed that too? biggrin.gif

was there an edit?
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NVIDIA has not only been working on a new flagship – GeForce GTX 780 Ti, but also on a new GTX 780 GHz Edition, which is cheaper (at launch) and faster than current model.
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inb4

EVGA GTX 780 Variants: Stock, SC, ACX, SC ACX, FTW ACX, Classified ACX, Classified HC
EVGA GTX 780TI Variants: Stock, SC, ACX, SC ACX, FTW ACX, Classified ACX, Classified HC
EVGA GTX 780 Ghz Variants: Stock, SC, ACX, SC ACX, FTW ACX, Classified ACX, Classified HC

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Reminds me never to be an early adopter ever again.

Paid $659 for this 780 junk and 5 months later the 290x outperforms it, cost $549, then Nvidia decides to release a 780Ti and reduce the current 780 to $499, and now releases a 780Ghz edition.

Really feel shafted right now.

Not sure if serious? You've had all that performance for 5 months ahead of AMD's cards, and your card will run cooler and quieter.

People really do moan about anything..
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Really? I'm all for better cards but did they really have to rip off the Ghz edition....??

cheaper, and better OC'ing capability.

why not?

(though we'll have to wait and see if that's just fluff or not)

oh wait, just saw that "slightly above current models..." that's stupid
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