lower power appeals to everyone except for those who with more money then sense. miners need lower power to make a profit, everyone else is stung by rising electricity costs. lower power is good especially when current games demand for 1080p @ ultra can easily be met with a low tier mid end card and its not like we are making massinve pushes beyond 1080p anyway.
1440p adopters are still a minority and still mid end cards can meet the performance requirements at a slight quality reduction. 4k is the only real push for higher performance but its rather cost prohibitive.
what i do want to see with maxwell is hopefully a dual GPU solution that is equivalent or better to dual titans at the power consumption of a single titan or around ~250w. just stuff more lower power chips onboard. single quad SLI card sounds interesting afterall its not like it cant be done afterall they have a quad keplar GPU called the K1 grid @ 130w
Edited by akromatic - 3/13/14 at 3:25am