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How does it feel now, knowing that the new Titan X came out? Do you feel like you should have waited like everyone else did?

Serious question.
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Originally Posted by ExoticallyPure View Post

How does it feel now, knowing that the new Titan X came out? Do you feel like you should have waited like everyone else did?

Serious question.

Can't tell if you're serious.
 
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I agree with above post, if that is a serious question it dosen't deserve an answer !
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People don't buy these cards. It just kids pretending they got 1. It's a headline/mind-share grabber a halo product like a Ford Focus RS...
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Originally Posted by ExoticallyPure View Post

How does it feel now, knowing that the new Titan X came out? Do you feel like you should have waited like everyone else did?

Serious question.

I feel exactly the same. I bought the GTX 1080 to have a GPU that will remain viable for gaming for the next 5 years, just like my HD 6950 has been for the past 5 years. I didn't buy it to have the absolute most powerful GPU available. AMD ceased releasing new drivers for the HD 6950 in November 2015, and BF1 Alpha required the 16.20 driver, which AMD will never release for HD 6950. This is what finally made me realize it's time to move on.

The GTX Titan X (Pascal) is at least twice the price ($1200+ vs $650) but not twice the performance (11 GFLOPS vs. 8 GFLOPS) of the GTX 1080. $1200+ (scalpers) feels like entirely too much money for me to spend on a GPU, but $650 is reasonable. The GTX 1080 has one of the best price/performance ratios of any high-end card, at $81/GFLOPS. The Titan X (Pascal) is $109/GFLOPS, or more (scalpers).
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People don't buy these cards. It just kids pretending they got 1. It's a headline/mind-share grabber a halo product like a Ford Focus RS...

People do buy these cards, and they go out of stock.
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Doesnt matter where in the upgrade cycle you purchase, there is always going to be a faster card soon arriving. Im going to buy the titan X Pascal, knowing a cheaper/similar performance 1080ti will arrive a few months later, then new vanilla tech will be cheaper/faster after that. I would prefer to be in the ti cycle, but lack the patience to wait for similar performance/cheaper price.
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People don't buy these cards. It just kids pretending they got 1. It's a headline/mind-share grabber a halo product like a Ford Focus RS...

So, I am a 33 year old kid that pretends to have two Titan X (OG) cards in my rig? And all the people posting in the TX thread in my sig are also kids just faking?

Maybe we all just make more money and/or are better at saving money than you are. Some of us can afford expensive toys like the Titan cards. And honestly, the Titan and the Titan X where never hard to get other than right after launch. The Microcenter near me almost always had at least one or two in stock. That's where I got mine.
 
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People don't buy these cards. It just kids pretending they got 1. It's a headline/mind-share grabber a halo product like a Ford Focus RS...

So, I am a 33 year old kid that pretends to have two Titan X (OG) cards in my rig? And all the people posting in the TX thread in my sig are also kids just faking?

Maybe we all just make more money and/or are better at saving money than you are. Some of us can afford expensive toys like the Titan cards. And honestly, the Titan and the Titan X where never hard to get other than right after launch. The Microcenter near me almost always had at least one or two in stock. That's where I got mine.

Yeah, seriously. Even buying crazy high-end cards, even with 24-core Xeon CPU, 128 GB of RAM, is still cheaper than car tuning... and thousands of people do that! PC gaming is a cheap hobby. Take a look at model trains, archery, shooting, hunting, skiing... all more expensive than enthusiast PC gaming.
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