drfish wrote:The Titan is so frustrating... I hope Nvidia comes out with a 3GB, less premium materials version of the GK110 at around $700 (cripple the compute stuff if they have to). A pipe dream I know but they would actually have a chance selling a decent number of those given the outlook for GPUs in the next year. Not that the Titan won't sell, but the people that want one are still going to get one, and the people that just can't justify it might be able to stomach a Titan Jr.
What a difference three months makes! Time to put my money where my mouth was. Nvidia even did me one better than I was expecting, I'm really glad to get the whole super premium materials/cooler for less than $700...
Lets look at the time table for my most recent cards:
$569.99 for my 8800 GTX on 3/22/07
$497.09 for my 5870 Toxic on 4/18/10
$649.99 for my GTX 780 on 5/23/13
I feel pretty decent about that as an every three year upgrade. I know the 7970GE is a better value for most but I don't care about the games (I'll get them on Steam for $10 in a few months if ever) and I'm just a little fed up with AMD graphics side (huge fan of their APUs though). I also think nvidia has a clearer plan for the future, especially for streaming gaming content which is really appealing to me (maybe not Shield specifically so much though). At any rate...
It should arrive tomorrow.