Originally Posted by Asmodian
I think I will probably get this one, that card will be the "real Titan" but it won't really be much faster. I try for the best performance I can get but at 5% below the top I can be ok, not worth the extra $. I do wish this was a full die though.
You also have to consider release dates, if the next generation is 15 months away getting it now instead of in 3 months is an extra 25% time using the GPU.
Honestly if this Titan came with HBM2 the $1200 price would be somewhat more bearable, but of course that would only happen in dreamland.
I guess my simple rule of thumb for upgrading is that whatever I upgrade to needs to be at least
50% than what I own currently, and I do mean OC vs OC of course since I watercool. Ignoring the lack of HBM2 and the price for a second, I would actually be pretty surprised if this new Titan X could consistently deliver 50% over a 980 Ti @ 1500/8000 across all games. (keeping in mind that a 980 Ti @ 1500/8000 is pretty much on par with a stock 1080)
Originally Posted by Majin SSJ Eric
For me it looks like my upgrade path from OG Titans will probably be far cheaper as I no longer have the interest in paying such amounts for video cards when $400 cards like the 980Ti and 1070 easily fit the bill for everything I want to do on a PC right now. Might pick up a couple of 980Ti Classy's for less than $900 and call it a day. Won't be at the top of the bench charts anymore but will certainly be able to play everything maxed out at 1440p for the foreseeable future...
Maxwell doesn't voltage scale worth a damn on air/water, I'd just buy the cheapest 980 Ti's (used for new) you can find and call it a day. No point paying the Classy or Lightning premium.