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It's inefficient and way overpriced for the real world performance against the 780. Is it just because they needed a top-of-the-line card above their current X80 that they can set the price to $700-800?

The way I figure it is if they can, they will. People are obviously buying it with only a 5-10% performance increase in benchmarks and games (at least from what I've read), despite a 60% increase in price over the 780. I assume there will always be people out there who will buy the most expensive product, just to have the most expensive product.

What are your thoughts?
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I assume there will always be people out there who will sell the most expensive product, just to have the most expensive product.

fixed that for you biggrin.gif
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I believe it was to beat out the R9 290X. Id still get the R9 over the 780ti due to vRam
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I believe it was to beat out the R9 290X. Id still get the R9 over the 780ti due to vRam
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Well it's popular to the masses, I can't condone the price because I'm not a gamer like that. And it doesn't make sense for me to buy it just to run a few benchmarks for the bot, although it has dropped me a few spots in ranking. And surprisingly the R9 290x isn't even getting any lateral treatment score-wise and they too are overpriced because of this "mining" craze. Go figure rolleyes.gif.
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I believe it was to beat out the R9 290X. Id still get the R9 over the 780ti due to vRam

Even though the extra vRAM is useless in real world ?
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Even though the extra vRAM is useless in real world ?

Care to explain? Seems worthwhile at high resolutions from what Ive seen?
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First off you have to take into account that the 780 was the flagship gaming card until the Ti took over.

So the flagship 780 was $649. Then it was replaced by the flagship Ti which brings 15% more performance for $50 more.

If you do current pricing, msrp is $499 for 780 and $699 for 780 Ti.

Personally, the cards should have been priced at $499 when each was the flagship with the 780 dropping to $399 when the Ti debuted.

Not sure where you found this 5% figure but the 780 Ti outperforms the 780 by 15-20% roughly. I had two 780 and swapped them for two Ti and did all the tests myself in my system.

And 3gb of vram is enough for even 4k unless someone is using a lot of AA trying to create an artificial bottleneck with no gain in picture quality. In a multiple display setup, more vram is needed but for single displays, vram has become a marketing tool.
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Because its awesome, next question. lol
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Care to explain? Seems worthwhile at high resolutions from what Ive seen?

Where did you see that ? links ?

If I remember, reviews for GTX 780 Ti shows that it is more powerful than Titan (6GB ram)
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