I have had all but 1 of the Titan revisions. I have resold them all at more than 70% value two years later. It has nothing to do with the fact it works on Mac or this or that. They simply retain value better. The 980Ti is now $300 on eBay and I just sold a TM for $750 a week ago. This has been the trend on Titan since the first run. I have always bought an essentually free new Titan by selling my old Titans and then paying for my second out of pocket.
If you think the Xp is a bust dont buy it but if you haven't owned them and resold them for the last years please dont try and speak with authority.
Yes the Titan gap got closed by 980Ti but it came out months later. Everything we are sold is long out of date and in 6 months it will be old news.
Nvidia doesnt look at it like we do. They arent looking at EVGA FTW 3 compared to Titan Xp or any number aftermarket cards. They look at it as a stock 1080Ti is beat by a stock TXp. This is an overclocking forum and we are all used to getting more performance for less money water cooling etc. That being said this is not a huge market in first place and even smaller of people that even know what a Asus EVGA MSI etc are. Most go into the store and buy whatever lol.
Volta will kill TXp. 980Ti was faster then my TXM! Did I get the urge to go get one or feel cheated? No because I just sold mine for $750+ and people are getting $300 for a 980Ti which was $700 new. I run 21:9 60Hz there was no game in the last two years I couldn't get more than 100 FPS in with settings maxed out short of Metro or something that was coded terrible. I wasn't sitting there thinking man if I get a 980Ti that is 10% faster this would be so much better. For what ever reason personally the Titan scratchs my upgrade bug. I am not always chasing the new small gain.
I agree the Titan makes less sense at $1200 then $999 but its what the market will bear. Some will pay to own Titans some think they are a ripoff compared to Ti cards. Nvidia laughs all the way to the bank on all of us.
The things that have always sold me on Titans is the VRAM. I am fortunate to be able to afford good computer hardware. Every time I build a system before Titans they would run out of VRAM before power. I had plenty of GPU and the 3Gb Vram was 100% maxed out killing my FPS. Titans fixed that for the time being for me. It was always crap having top tier cards cripple by not power but tiny amounts of Vram in SLi or Tri SLi.Edited by Hawk777th - 4/10/17 at 6:52am