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You can sell it for more to someone interested for specific applications me thinks, and get a 970 + change biggrin.gif

a 970 GTX is slower

Yes, but it is not a "omg" difference, and you can overclock 970s to pretty decent levels and still draw less power / produce less heat.

The 6GB/384bit Bus is a big plus on the Titan's side, but again, depends greatly on the title / texture mod etc.
But the 970 already has 4GB - it's not that bad. Yes, it is 256bit but the consoles supposing driving lazy devs are no better.
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Mem Bus isnt something to compare between Maxwell and previous gen as Maxwell doesnt need as big a bus due to the way colour compression is now handled thumb.gif
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He's running 1080p so vram is sorta not an issue 4gb is already more than enough.
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Yes, but it is not a "omg" difference, and you can overclock 970s to pretty decent levels and still draw less power / produce less heat.

The 6GB/384bit Bus is a big plus on the Titan's side, but again, depends greatly on the title / texture mod etc.
But the 970 already has 4GB - it's not that bad. Yes, it is 256bit but the consoles supposing driving lazy devs are no better.
GM204 is a tag for mdirange I feel they used something slighly higher than in performance than midrange
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Mem Bus isnt something to compare between Maxwell and previous gen as Maxwell doesnt need as big a bus due to the way colour compression is now handled thumb.gif

it needs higher width on high res with some kind of AA
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Agreed that the 980 is feeling better-than-midrange atm. I doubt that the GMx10 chip will be as impessively bigger as GK110 was over GK104 but I wonder how far it will push performance. Maybe 20nm will come to the rescue.
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it needs higher width on high res with some kind of AA

Yes usually but from what i read right here on OCN, Maxwell is unique with Mem Bus as it uses a different colour compression and Mem Bus is no longer required to be so big.
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So, did you buy said 430$ titan? cause if not, I want it :-D
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So, did you buy said 430$ titan? cause if not, I want it :-D

LOL... no kidding. I don't need a card, but a Titan that cheap is tempting.
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Yes usually but from what i read right here on OCN, Maxwell is unique with Mem Bus as it uses a different colour compression and Mem Bus is no longer required to be so big.
thats somethign to reduce the poor bandwidth work. either way that compression will not be helpulas if the other gpu has more width
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Well from what i read its not exactly a case of Maxwell having poor bandwidth and this was the answer, its more of this is how we improved efficiency. Looks like due to delta colour compression its no longer neccesary to have such a high bandwidth, thats why i said it shouldnt be compared directly with previous gen as its a different approach.
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