canoli wrote:Does anyone even care about a 6GB graphic card? Some of the plugins I use (for C4D) really eat up VRAM. Premiere Pro and other NLEs use quite a bit too...a 6GB card would be great for me...hopefully I'm not the only one....
JohnC wrote:Just wait for them, they'll eventually be back in stock.
Airmantharp wrote:At this point, it's worth it to wait for the next-gen. The crypto-currency miners distorted the market too much for the ultra-high-end models to be reasonable sells for the GPU vendors this time around, so unless they're willing to make a new push, I wouldn't expect >3-4GB/GPU cards to be widely available until we get new silicon and accompanying marketing budgets.
And I hope that 8GB becomes the new high-end standard. Turning up the goods at 4k is going to need it!
canoli wrote:I know NV doesn't want to cannibalize their $1000 Titan cards but enough is enough, either release more 6G 780s or discontinue the damn thing. Now apparently MSI is in on the game too ... what's the point? Look everybody we doubled the VRAM - oh sorry you can't buy it though...not unless you're in Great Britain I guess, and then you'll pay $200 more for the privilege. Buncha b.s. NVIDIA is pissing me off with this nonsense.
Airmantharp wrote:Don't get pissed off about hardware companies' lack of will to actually produce a produce that you're willing to buy. They're not worth it .
geekl33tgamer wrote:You might want to see if you can hold off waiting for the bigger Maxwell cards to arrive? They are delayed though, with no release dates AFAIK. The only one to make it to desktops is the one I have, and it's excellent (GTX 750 Series). By your standards though, it's total amount of VRAM is not useful...
canoli wrote:Ya the 750 looks like a nice card, might be good for me to run my displays and use a 2nd card for the heavy lifting, which is something I've been thinking about for awhile. I've never run 2 cards at once. Maybe since only 1 card would be running the displays it shouldn't pose any driver problems...?
geekl33tgamer wrote:It's also not worth the hassle IMO (after having SLI 8800GT's and GTX 460's some time ago - Heat was the biggest issue, followed by the fan noise to stop the heat).
canoli wrote:Thanks for the info but I have no intention of linking the cards with an SLI bridge. I will run my displays off an iexpensive Kepler/Maxwell card, and then pop in the (hopefully) 6GB 780 in a spare 16x PCIe slot.
Melvar wrote:I think you and Airmantharp are having two different discussions. You seem to be planning to use the card purely as a compute device, whereas Airmantharp seems to think you will be using it to render graphics in the same way a game would use it.
canoli wrote:The good news for me - if it lasts till Friday - is a 6GB 780 is actually for sale at newegg. The only slight bummer is it's not from EVGA, which I really wanted to buy, it's MSI's version with the TwinFrozr cooling deal. I like MSI, my system is built on their Big Bang X58 board, but everybody raves about EVGA graphics and I really wanted to finally try one.
canoli wrote:re: memory bandwidth - I'm toying with the idea of a 780-Ti. 336 MB/sec is just...killer! I've been working with 133 MB/sec so I know I'll be happy with anything but considering the 6G 780 is $600...for an extra $100 you go from 288 MB/sec to 336 MB/sec...
canoli wrote:knowing me once I get paid I'll take a cab to Microcenter in Brooklyn and just buy a 770 for $400, which will still be a nice upgrade from the 4-year old Fermi...
canoli wrote:really? It's been 10 years already? I'm surprised I would've guessed half that. But either I'm a little leery of anything that's priced 25% below most of the other cards - although there are a few 4GB 770s in the high $300 range.
well like I said, I probably can't go wrong with any of them...770, 780, Ti, whatever - at least for me they all represent a huge upgrade over Fermi. It'll be nice to drive 3 displays off 1 card now instead of moving connectors around.