Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric
Actually, Nvidia sold the equivalent of the TItan X four years ago for $500. It was called the GTX 580 and it was the boss GPU for quite some time if memory serves. Obviously things have changed and there are 12GB of memory to take into consideration with the Titan X but the fact is that Nvidia didn't used to gouge people for their big GPU cards quite like they do today (8800 Ultra notwithstanding). Hopefully AMD will put a stop to this nonsense with their next few releases (HBM on the 390X and 14nm FinFET after that)...
You are conveniently forgetting how much competition Nvidia had at that time; the 5000 series was king, and along with the 6000 were always better value cards. I am not going to entertain the notion that the Titan X is comparable to how the GPU space/competition was years ago. The GTX 580 would have been priced significantly higher then if circumstances had allowed for it.
Originally Posted by i7monkey
So has anyone been able to justify Titan's price from a consumer's
, Nvidia stock owners
, and Nvidia employees NOT
Yes - as a consumer, I understand that the Titan X is nowhere near worth it in terms of performance-per-dollar. I also understand that there are a plethora of other options available for every budget that ARE "worth" their cost. I bought Titan Xs anyway because I want the best of what's available now, and was willing to pay the premium because I can afford it. I also understand that it's not a value proposition card and is not marketed as such. There are definitely smarter buys, unless money is of no concern.
Any other consumer insights you want me to share? I thought the logic regarding this card was pretty straightforward.