Originally Posted by rdr09
that's right. if you have issues paying your electric bill . . . you have a choice - go green.
Again... if you have issues paying your electric bill, you're not buying $500 200+ watt cards. You're buying $100 sub-100 watt cards. Or APUs.
Originally Posted by Rei86
No matter what you want to call it, the 680 for its time was the high end chip.
No matter how you and everyone wants to see it the the 980 is the flagship high end chip.
nVidia presented them this way, this is how it is. Just because they no longer follow their older nomenclature scheme of having x00/x10 card being the flagship does not bean the the 680/980 are not for its time their Flagship/high end product.
Also just because nVidia has a better card in their coin purse (680 > GK110 that turned into the Titan), did not mean the 680 wasn't the 'it' card.
We as consumers just need to get used it that they felt/feel this is good enough for the consumer market.
It was the mid-range chip in the Kepler family. There is no dispute about that.
Originally Posted by Clocknut
IMO GTX900 series is the worst series. The new flagship barely beat the previous flagship despite this is a tock(a.k.a new architecture)
did Tesla mid-end GTX260 beat or at least equal previous flagship = Yep
how about Fermi GTX460? = Yep
how about Kepler GTX660? = equal
how about Maxwell GTX960? = did it beat 780ti, LOL......nope, not even 970... sigh.......
i seriously hope this AMD gpu force Nvidia to introduce GM200/Gm210. Nvidia has been screwing us lately.
The current gen mid-range chip is beating the previous gen's top-end chip. It's just the current gen's top-end chip hasn't been released yet, so this mid-range chip is being sold at premium prices.
Originally Posted by Ding Chavez
Low end, mid range, high end are defined by no.1 performance and no.2 price. GTX 980 high performance, high price means high end.
If it's a mid range card lol it must be the most expensive mid range card ever. Not too many budget builders will be putting that on the shopping list.
It might be highest in performance at the moment, but that doesn't change the fact that it is the mid-range chip in the Maxwell family.