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NVIDIA Working on GeForce GTX TITAN Ultra and GTX TITAN LE

Discussion in 'News' started by btarunr, Apr 22, 2013.

  1. MicroUnC

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    Why they could not include that missing SMX in the first place :roll: really?!

    "We will suck you dry"

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    Titan LE seems logic but I don´t see Nvidia waste the high profit of fully fledged Quadros/Teslas and sell them to gamers for $1200 when they could make multiples instead...
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    Huh, reminds me of their 8 series.

    NV: Look at this incredible card, the 8800GTX!
    Consumer: Got me two for SLI! I'm so elite now!
    NV: Ok, it's two months later, here's the incredible card we meant to release, the 8800 ULTRA! oh, and this cut-down version not even based on the same core, the 8800GT
    Consumer: FUUUUUUU, I just bought two 8800GTXs!

    I feel bad for all the guys out there that just dropped a grand or two on "The world's most powerful consumer graphics card" as claimed by NV, NV knowing full well the Ultra was in development.
    If I had just bought a Titan and could still return it, it would be going back to the store, and I would not be replacing it with another Titan of any variety, and probably not with another NV card. Bastards.
    At least when AMD came along and released the 7970GHz Edition a few months after the initial 7970, they also released an official flasher, even if it was released under the radar, so you could simply flash a non-GHz to a GHz.
    Don't get me wrong, I'm not a fanboy for either side, this just seems like unfair business practice and it's not the first time they've done something like this. I was looking forward to triple GTX670s, but now I'm not so sure I want to give them my money.
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    Well, if we needed any more proof that nVidia are on their high horse again.. here comes the Ultra to remind us of the last time they tried to make us pay 50% more for a 5% improvement.

    So, Titan LE - 799$, Titan - 999$, Titan "Ultra" - 1299$.

    And you know what? I'm actually happy. I see no reason to upgrade at this point, so nVidia, you can go eff yourselves.
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    Pretty much my thoughts entirely. I'm not so sure they will release a Titan Ultra though. But if they did the only thing they could do to make it more palatable is release an official BIOS update for the Titan cards that increases voltage and power limits to the cards hardware spec. That would offer a substantial increase in the performance and wouldn't have the early adopters so pissed off.

    You listening Nvidia? My future GFX purchases switching back to the red team if you're not!
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    im just thinking, maybe this ''ultra'' is a bit of controversy to get people talking about NVidia cards!

    and then all the titan owners are happy and people who don't want to spend soooo much are content! and NVidia got some free advertising!
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    NVidia: looks guys, look at how much everybody despises our actions and company values since the rumour of us making a quadro chip as a gaming card. just think how much money all this hatred will generate.
    They sure pulled a fast one on us.
    All kidding aside, it may not even be true. And if it is, nvidia will make money from enthusiasts with too much money, or people contemplating titans but didnt get one straight off the bat, and all the old titan owners will be mad.
    But guaranteed, somebody is going to buy it, somewhere, and that will justify it to NVidia.
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    Yup, it's the bottom line only that matters to companies. End.
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    +1

    In Q3/Q4 2012 there were a few tech sites that said; Nvidia would release GK110 (now called Titan) as the new 7 series if AMD released the 8 series. nvidia have done exactly that but changed the names so they could charge a premium.

    If the Titan SKU`s were supposed to be the nvidia GTX 7 series, then expect at least a few (2/3) more SKU`s based on it.

    Can`t wait to see this happen all over again on the 20nm.
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    UPS is bringing me EVGA GTX TITAN tomorrow, backplate I already have. Not a single f*** was given when I read this news. Doesn't make my card any more expensive or slower...
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    I laugh at Titan owners :D
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    While I agree with some of the points made. People will vote with their money and Titan is sold out everywhere so there is definitely a market for it. As far as overpricing goes it depends. The last few years have been pretty good to me and I have been rather willing to pay a small premium for a card that has software which works very well on all the systems I work on. Making good drivers and so on with proper updates take company resources which cost time and money to do right.
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    8800GT retailed for $300. I know because I bought one on release day. I don't think they dropped it's price by $50 within a month.
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    If I owned a Titan I'd sell it before they drop the value, then buy the Ultra when it comes out. Paying $1000 and still not having the best card would drive me nuts.
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    yes, because making a profit would be a terrible thing! :nutkick:
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    Shouldn't this card be the GTX 780 and GTX 770? Or maybe GTX 760/750, make room for whatever new chip their conjuring up. I don't know just seems way to absorbed even at $600.
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    Wasn't it obvious with that disabled SMX that there will be full Titan as soon as they bin enough chips?

    @qubit: I just realized I almost parroted your post that I've missed :laugh:
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    Exactly, I don't know why so many people are mad about this. I knew and I didn't even buy the first Titan that it wasn't a full fledged GK110 chip and Nvidia was bound to release a full uncut version.
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    No that's what GK204 is there for and it will be slower then Titan and released before 1st August 2013.

    Goggle 780 GTX gpu-z GK204 database


    Im going for GCN2 8970 for sure ~ October 2013, it will beat all Titan variants and cheaper too, mark my words :p


    Maxwell vs Vulcanic Islands (AMD 9000) is another story though, but I cant hold out that long Q2-Q3 2014 or even further away..
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    Hehe, trying not to bang your head to the wall?
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    I thought amd wasnt going to release high end cards this year anymore
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    do you know how many other things i could buy with $1000?
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    That's the point that has been brought up so many times and W1zzard has summed it well on his review

    Who bought one or more Titans can probably buy a Titan Ultra, too ;)
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    Why, 7970 is getting old and AMD postponed GCN2 from early Q1 2013 to Q4 2013 with their game bundle program.

    GCN2 8970
    http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/1932/AMD_Radeon_HD_8970.html

    Vs

    GTX Titan Ultra
    http://www.techpowerup.com/gpudb/2358/NVIDIA_GeForce_GTX_TITAN_ULTRA.html


    I think Nvidia said wth we will gonna release it sooner and grab bigger market share with GK204 aka 700 series, but imo it won't go so smooth... ok there will be some demand, but GKx04 is still a midrange chip even if they make it with double cherry on top.

    And I try to avoid anything midrange from nvidia, GK104 was a perfect example how buggy it can be, also GF104/114 same story - a big mess from the start, still is in some cases.

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