Originally Posted by zealord
Comparing to the Titan X 650-750$ would seem like a good deal, but we are still on 28nm and this card offers nothing new. I am pretty sure this card is not full fat. What would Nvidia do with the remaining GM 200 chips then if 980 Ti and Titan X are full fat?
I can understand that this card is not 499$ if you have a Titan X in your lineup for twice that much and you don't want to completely render the Titan X useless.
I would consider buying this card for 550-599$ but nothing more. I bought a GTX 680 for 500€ back in 2012 and feel still cheated for paying so much money for a 294mm² 2GB Vram card. Luckily I got the Sapphire 290X tri-X I have for 200€ and that is amazing value. 4GB card that performs like a 970 and in some games like a 980.
I could understand a 14/16nm FinFet HBM card to be a bit more expensive at launch with an impressive performance gain, but a 28nm card in summer 2015?
850$ for a 390X and 750$ for a 980 Ti ? Honestly I just keep my setup or game on PS4 or 3DS instead. Judging by the graphical fidelity of recent games it isn't worth it to buy high end GPUs anyways
They very well be cut down but I'm still wondering (assuming the chart is correct) as to how you cut down a GPU and still be just as fast at the same clock speed. Odds are they are cut down. So I suspect that either the chart is wrong on the benchmark numbers, or the clock speed is wrong. That's all I'm saying.
No way that it will get into the $550s. A basic EVGA 980 is selling for $570 to $610. The KingPin is $799 and the Classified is $690. Sure they are different animals than a stock card, but they also only have 4GB of memory. Yeah, it's faster, but I'm looking at it from a marketing point of view. To most people, more is better.
Given nVidia's history with the Ti, I think the will come in higher than $600 to be sure. If it does come in at $599 for a 6GB card that is nearly as fast as the Titan X ... AMD had better be about 15-20% faster and cost no more than $550, otherwise I think the 980Ti will be as wildly popular as the GTX 970 was except WITHOUT the whole 3.5GB memory issue, and AMD will have their lunch eaten by this card.
Regardless, I didn't bother getting the 680Ti, 780Ti and I'm not getting the 980Ti ... or any Titan's. I'll go 980 Sli's for cheap and deal with the minor SLi issues on games I really need the horsepower.
Should be interesting to see what this card is when it really drops ... which given the amount of stuff about the AMD 300 series ... should be SOON. nVidia has basically been sitting on this card just waiting to sweep AMD. They won't have the supply issues that AMD will have with limited HBM.