Originally Posted by thebski
The only thing I'm curious about is where they price these. The fact that there will be two Titan branded cards scares me. I felt burned by the first Titan after I bought two of them. Of course it was my own choice to pony up $2K, but I didn't appreciate the 780 coming out 3 months later. I swore then that I would never pony up for a Titan again. My tune has changed a little bit, if it were the right card. I guess I've been conditioned on ridiculous prices like most others around here. Their plan is working.
I have said all along that if I could get back to a single card (which I'd like to) that matches my 980 Ti SLI performance, I'd pay for it. However, I'm nearly certain that "big Titan" will cost more than $1K if there are two Titan cards. That really wouldn't be that great of a deal considering I paid $1350 for 980 Ti SLI performance a year ago.
The other stuff isn't much of a surprise. Being 50% faster than GP104 is exactly what I expected based on rumored specs and history. It's also not surprising that it will be bottlenecked by CPUs in the right scenario. That is nothing new for high end GPUs. GPU reviews often show GPU bound games to demonstrate a cards performance, but there are several games that are hard on a CPU as well.
I will be like everyone else, waiting to see how much of my body I have to sell to get one. I'm afraid high end PC gaming is just getting too ridiculous. Now that the top end CPU is $1750 I wouldn't be surprised to see NV try to slap some astronomical price tag on the big Titan card. As if $1000 wasn't already astronomical enough.
haha very true. There were two polls on a german forum in 2013 and in 2015. Both asking the same thing "What are you ready to pay for a Titan card?"
In 2013 when the Titan Vanilla came out it was like 95% of people said 600€ or lower. Only 1% was ready to pay 999$ and only like 0,1% was ready to pay even more.
In 2015 when the Titan X came out at 999$ it was like 60% of people said 600€ or lower and 8% were ready to pay 999$ or more.
Nvidias marketing/strategy is working really well.
I bet that if they asked the same question shortly before Titan Pascal comes out like 15% are ready to pay 999$ or more for it simply because of how expensive the GTX 1080 is.