Originally Posted by Syan48306
The GTX 780Ti came out 3 months after the Titan OG right? It's just the other way around this time
Kind of? The Titan has, since Kepler, been the first release of the highest-end chip (GK110, GM200, and now GP102), after the mid-range chip (GK104, GM204, and now GP104) had launched between 3 and 11 months earlier. The cut-down, cheaper-but-95%-as-good "Titan-lite" like the 780 and 980Ti is to be expected at this point, of course, but it's using the same chip as the Titan.
Originally Posted by geort45
What decency are you talking about man? The price of the Titan X is way higher, it's not like you get a $650 1080 and 3 months later a $700 Titan X comes out. It's only on the same price level if you have a lot of cash, then yes you want to get the best card... but if you have a lot of cash you buy it anyway. You can't expect to have the fasttest card in this market for more than a few months!!! Stop with the e-peen self-shaming
No, of course not. I don't expect sudden price cuts and the Titan to assume that price. What I was expecting was more of a gap between those releases, and time for some price drops on the existing GPUs as well as the stock to stabilize enough for the actual MSRP of $600 to be common. A cursory glance of Newegg shows that the 1080 is still $650 minimum - 980Ti and Fury X territory - and the 1070 is $410.
The thing is, the gap between the 680 and OG Titan had a reason. Yields were terrible.
Apparently Nvidia tried to launch the 680 as GK100, but they couldn't get enough of them in time for launch. It took a year before we saw GK110, a revised version that still had yield issues, at all and even then it had an SMX unit disabled. As for the 980 to the Titan X, I'm not really sure why we had the wait, but a 601mm2
die can't have good yields and they probably needed all the time they could get.
And now, with the Titan X 2.0? Three months. That's not enough to work out any major kinks. This should have launched with the rest of the 1000 series in the first place, just like GF100 launched with the 480 and 400 series, and GF110 with the 580 and the 500 series, G80 with the 8800GTX and the 8 series, and GT200 with the 280 and 200 series.