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Originally Posted by Olivon View Post

88800Ultra was really expensive card, around 700€+ in 2007, that was huge amoun of money.

Back in the dayz :
http://www.anandtech.com/show/2222

To be fair the 8800 Ultra was just for epeen though. It was the same card as the 8800 gtx, but with higher clocks.
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To be fair the 8800 Ultra was just for epeen though. It was the same card as the 8800 gtx, but with higher clocks.

epeen or not the 8800 series were AMAZINg, Groundbreaking they kicked ass for years
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Yeah, I believe people have had issues with SLI/CF, but I do not believe the issues are as prevalent as some people make it seem.

Had CF 7970 and SLI 780 at 1440p, now SLI Titan Xs at 4k, and all have worked nearly perfectly. I did try 3x 7970 in trifire for a while and that was not a great experience, but two cards was awesome. Even 7970 CF pre-frame pacing fix was really good - you just had to limit your framerate to your monitor's refresh rate to avoid stuttering in some titles.

Obviously if you don't need the performance of two cards, you should stick to single card, but I don't really understand people who desire extra performance yet adamantly avoid two card configurations.

Through 3 different two card configurations over the past 3 years 3 months (since 7970 release), I had precisely ONE negative experience in a game, and that was 7970 CF on some of its early drivers in The Witcher 2 - it was a stuttery, buggy, unplayable mess for quite a while.

Well, the good news is, we should see huge improvements with Direct X 12. Multi-GPU support is significantly enhanced and should be much easier for game developers, nVIDIA and AMD to deal with moving forward.
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epeen or not the 8800 series were AMAZINg, Groundbreaking they kicked ass for years

Eh, I had two 8800 cards. Crysis 1 still brought them to their knees at 1080P. Everything in retrospect seems nice. thumb.gif
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Maybe you are unaware of how the GPU industry worked in the past.

8800 GTX - USD 550 (Nov 2006)
GTX 280 - USD 650 ( cut to USD 500 after 2 weeks when HD 4870 launched) Jun 2008
GTX 480 - USD 500 Apr 2010
GTX 580 - USD 500 Nov 2010

The problem started from the 28nm node. I doubt we will ever see a return to USD 500 for > 500 sq mm GPUs . The process nodes are costlier- fab costs are much higher, design costs are higher, wafer pricing is higher and yields are lower than at the same point in the lifecycle of the process compared to earlier nodes (especially for the first year or two)

Funny how you forgot to mention that GTX 480/580 had actual competition from AMD at the time. Whereas Titan sat on top for ~7 months without competition, and Titan X is also sitting on top without competition from AMD.

No way could NVIDIA get away with a Titan X at $1000 if it wasn't ~45% - 55% faster than AMD's 290X. 390 series can't come soon enough.
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Eh, I had two 8800 cards. Crysis 1 still brought them to their knees at 1080P. Everything in retrospect seems nice. thumb.gif
Well Crysis 1 is was an anomaly.
Can't think of a game after that that has been that much time ahead of its time, not counting really bad performance ports ofc (hai stutterdogs)
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I take it from the lack of Titan X Sli FCAT review anywhere on the interwebs that maxwell sli is still broken and is possibly unfixable? By broken I mean dropping frames like motherindex.php?ct=articles&action=file&id=12866
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Originally Posted by Rayleyne View Post

epeen or not the 8800 series were AMAZINg, Groundbreaking they kicked ass for years

Yeah, but the key thing is that when 8800 Ultra was in the market, the sane options were also available.

Whereas these Titan cards stand on their own.
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I take it from the lack of Titan X Sli FCAT review anywhere on the interwebs that maxwell sli is still broken and is possibly unfixable? By broken I mean dropping frames like motherindex.php?ct=articles&action=file&id=12866

What do you mean broken? I have not heard people complain.
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I take it from the lack of Titan X Sli FCAT review anywhere on the interwebs that maxwell sli is still broken and is possibly unfixable? By broken I mean dropping frames like motherindex.php?ct=articles&action=file&id=12866

Was that from the 980 review at launch perhaps?



If they can get 3 way SLI working this well, they would be even better with two.
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