Yes, the Titan Z isn't a good value for gaming obviously. I do not see the 295X2 as a direct competitor to the Titan Z, they can both play PC games but the Titan Z does some things which the 295X2 cannot. Even though it's marketed half towards gaming, the true draw of the card is for unlocked DP for compute purposes related to CUDA development. It's been said and ignored before, but it has higher CUDA performance for CUDA/compute than the Quadro K6000. And it's cheaper than the K6000. For that professional sector the 295X2 will not be fit for duty. Whereas the Titan Z is a relative bargain compared to the K6000 for CUDA developers.
That's more or less what the draw of the Titan cards are: CUDA development. Yes, I know they're partially marketed towards gaming. But no PC gamer should be buying those cards unless they just don't give a crap about cost. CUDA developers are the one buying those cards, and nvidia apparently sells a significant amount of them towards that professional sector.
ANYWAY. That said, for gaming, you'd have to be truly messed up in the head to get a Titan Z. Or just rich beyond reason. While i'm a fan of NV, I do completely agree with that sentiment. The gamer should get the 780 or 780ti (or whatever else really) instead, and completely ignore all of the Titan cards.
As far as the 295X2 goes, I think it's going to be a fine product. I feel AMD made the right choice by going with the AIO loop. Looking forward to reviews. I mean, it's going to be quiet and perhaps a little overclocking as icing on the cake. Should be an awesome card for AMD fans.
Edited by xoleras - 4/1/14 at 5:52pm