Originally Posted by Blameless
I'd consider a GP102 Titan X, assuming there isn't another single GPU card of near enough performance out by the time I'm ready to buy, and I would never spend anywhere near $600 dollars on any single socket motherboard, any non-redundant PSU, or any case.
Typically, when I buy a top tier card, it's half the budget of my entire build.
I wouldn't count on it, but I'd definitely like to see some images of the PCB.
I'll wait a month or so if a release is imminent, but beyond that I don't fuss over timing overly much, and buy what I need to get the performance I need when I need it.
I want to move back to a single GPU setup, but I've ruled out the 1080 and everything below it because the most demanding game I currently play works well with CFX and my 290Xes more or less match a single 1080. More VRAM would be nice, but I'm not going to spend 600-700 dollars so I can run higher texture quality.
Unless there is a 1080Ti on the horizon the Pascal Titan X may be the only card that may fill all my check boxes in the immediate future...just need to decide if it's worth what they're asking.
GTX 780 is big Kepler. Same GK110 GPU as in the 780 Ti and original Titan.
The 680 was the GK104 part.
Intel did the same thing with the Pentium. They needed a catchy name for their fith generation x86 part and Pentium fit the bill. They then used it for the next four generations of high end consumer parts, and still use it for lower end parts. Pentium implies five/fifth, but we have the name attached to 11th generation CPUs because of brand recognition.
Well, the 980 is faster in quite a few areas and by the time the 980 was released 4GiB of VRAM was tangibly better than 3GiB, all other things being equal.
I find this to be a silly premise.
You have the performance you have, no matter how it compares to the best. If that performance is not enough, then one should have waited, if it is enough, then something better showing up is not of great concern.