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Think of it this way, we are the 1%er. 99% of the world will but products regardless of our opinion.

When someone goes to buy a new GPU, would they care if the 780 TI KPE have unlocked voltage? Would they care about the 780 TI at all?
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Think of it this way, we are the 1%er. 99% of the world will but products regardless of our opinion.

When someone goes to buy a new GPU, would they care if the 780 TI KPE have unlocked voltage? Would they care about the 780 TI at all?

You are forgetting that people who buy these high end GPUs such as the 780 Ti, Titan Z, 295X2 etc, they are part of the 1%er and they most likely have more knowledge about computers parts than the regular person. They need to know all the tiny details such as custom vs reference PCB, ROPs, VRM, GPU architecture etc so yes, when someone goes to buy a new high end GPU, they do want to know if it has unlocked voltage or not.
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You are forgetting that people who buy these high end GPUs such as the 780 Ti, Titan Z, 295X2 etc, they are part of the 1%er and they most likely have more knowledge about computers parts than the regular person. They need to know all the tiny details such as custom vs reference PCB, ROPs, VRM, GPU architecture etc so yes, when someone goes to buy a new high end GPU, they do want to know if it has unlocked voltage or not.

When I said people don't care I was referring to the other 99%. Come on you should of got what I meant.
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People bought Titans back when they were new because they had absolutely no competition what so ever.

The 295X2 gets handily beaten (if you OC GPUs) by cheaper dual card setups... That's the issue.

So that makes a gpu worth $1000? rolleyes.gif
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My prediction of the cooling being effective in an earlier,locked thread has come to pass....
A120 rad is plenty good for a pair of GPU dies as proven by the ARES dual solution. How thick a rad is is irrelevent when you are talking 5/10mm difference.
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People bought Titans back when they were new because they had absolutely no competition what so ever.

The 295X2 gets handily beaten (if you OC GPUs) by cheaper dual card setups... That's the issue.

That is not really true. A Titan is equal to two GTX670s in gaming power. There were the GTX680s to SLI, there was a GTX690 and you could buy THREE HD7970s back then for the price of a Titan and they would walk all over it.

Hukkel, a Titan is not as fast in gaming as two 670's, the 690 is. now onto the point, a Titan is slower than two 660's, despite having higher overall specs. and way to point out the continuous hypocrisy of some people btw. so now 295X2 is bad because it can be matched by cheaper dual gpu setups. same went for 690, it was even bigger disparity for the mighty Titan. it was fine then though to the detractors of this card (surprised?). even last week so many people going "ah well Titan Z is for da science", "oh, it's for the SFF because everyone doesn't have room for two separate cards". card isn't viable in either situation. it's a consumer product with geforce branding, geforce drivers, according to nvidia themselves it's a "gaming beast" for people who want "a supercomputer (lol) under their table" at a workstation price. but this 295X2 is an offense to the wallet of multiple $1K gpu owners.anyway, I thought Titan was "worth it" because it was faster than every other single gpu at the time regardless of cheaper, faster dual gpu setups available that took up more space. then again, I also thought it was a magic halo card series separate in placement and comparison with normal gaming cards. when it comes time to throw poo on AMD I guess all that goes out the window on ocn.
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So that makes a gpu worth $1000? rolleyes.gif

yes, because the Titan didn't get beaten by cheaper dual gpu setups even without overclocking them. absolutely no competition what so ever....oh wait..... rolleyes.gif
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Hukkel, a Titan is not as fast in gaming as two 670's, the 690 is. now onto the point, a Titan is slower than two 660's, despite having higher overall specs. and way to point out the continuous hypocrisy of some people btw. so now 295X2 is bad because it can be matched by cheaper dual gpu setups. same went for 690, it was even bigger disparity for the mighty Titan. it was fine then though to the detractors of this card (surprised?). even last week so many people going "ah well Titan Z is for da science", "oh, it's for the SFF because everyone doesn't have room for two separate cards". card isn't viable in either situation. it's a consumer product with geforce branding, geforce drivers, according to nvidia themselves it's a "gaming beast" for people who want "a supercomputer (lol) under their table" at a workstation price. but this 295X2 is an offense to the wallet of multiple $1K gpu owners.anyway, I thought Titan was "worth it" because it was faster than every other single gpu at the time regardless of cheaper, faster dual gpu setups available that took up more space. then again, I also thought it was a magic halo card series separate in placement and comparison with normal gaming cards. when it comes time to throw poo on AMD I guess all that goes out the window on ocn.
yes, because the Titan didn't get beaten by cheaper dual gpu setups even without overclocking them. absolutely no competition what so ever....oh wait..... rolleyes.gif

Yes especially the people who bought 2 titans. Are now complaining about price point.

Its you guys fault for spending $1000 on gpus.

Get ready for the $5000 gpus that will come next gen, leading the way by Nvidia as AMD follow suit.

Not sure why AMD would charge less than a Titan for a card that is so much faster than a Titan.

Either way i still do not agree with their pricing.
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Yes especially the people who bought 2 titans. Are now complaining about price point.

Its you guys fault for spending $1000 on gpus.

Get ready for the $5000 gpus that will come next gen, leading the way by Nvidia as AMD follow suit.

Not sure why AMD would charge less than a Titan for a card that is so much faster than a Titan.

Either way i still do not agree with their pricing.

it's not like I'm being unreasonable here. people who bought Titans over a year ago were enjoying the beast performance way early compared to 780/290 owners. it's just that when people makes statements to disguise their true motives at least they can try and apply their reasoning consistently. it's just plain funny to watch a guy give reasons for "why card x is a worthwhile purchase" over and over for months and when a new product not from his brand of choice is a decent offering compared to most comparable alternatives while having the advantage of being a single card (not single gpu) it's complain and detract when the reasons for defending their own purchase lend themselves even better on this card than theirs. me, I still won't buy a dual unless I only had this itx build and wanted the power of two cards, but I have more options then just that. and seriously, as of now this card is a much better value than duals from the other camp right?
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People always find something to complain about tongue.gif
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My prediction of the cooling being effective in an earlier,locked thread has come to pass....
A120 rad is plenty good for a pair of GPU dies as proven by the ARES dual solution. How thick a rad is is irrelevent when you are talking 5/10mm difference.

Same here smile.gif.
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