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Announced earlier this week, NVIDIA's $1000 GeForce GTX TITAN set out to claim the single-GPU performance throne. The new card offers not only performance improvements but also comes with a new GPU Boost 2.0 algorithm that helps keep temperature and noise levels down.

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INB4 Bashing to remind this is the results using an early driver for this card.

i doubt the driver is significantly different to that of other kepler cards, but we'll see
 
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Those power consumption figures are really impressive.

Great review thanks and a fair conclusion.
 
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Great review as always Wizz.

Only a 24% boost over my 7970? Guess I won't be buying one of these afterall and my next upgrade will be crossfired 7970. And I had very high hopes for GK110.
 
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nice gpu but worst possible performance per dollar lol.
 
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I dont get it, 25% more performance for 100% more cost? The way it was being hyped I was expecting at least 50% better performance than current cards.

The 7970 had a much bigger performance jump over the 6970 and 580 and it was no where near this expensive.
 
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I'm pretty sure the card will have 10-20% better performance in 2-3 months with newer drivers and the price will drop by 10-20% as usually after a few months. That is... if you can actually find one in stores :)

Other than that I really enjoyed the crossfire/SLi review with the 7970 680 and Titan, as it clearly showed me it is not worth the money due to poor performance in most games.

The only good thing about Titan is that you get a 30% performance gain for the same TDP.
 
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decent oc for a fresh card
 

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Smoking powerful for "this gen". I wonder how PS4 is going to react to its own relative impotency when it goes on sale at the end of the year.
 
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I dont get it, 25% more performance for 100% more cost? The way it was being hyped I was expecting at least 50% better performance than current cards.

The 7970 had a much bigger performance jump over the 6970 and 580 and it was no where near this expensive.

to be fair it sores better at higher resolution, it is clearly geared toward future high res screens, but still that price... -.-


it would be interesting to see it against three HD7950 since the complessive price is around the same!

Smoking powerful for "this gen". I wonder how PS4 is going to react to its own relative impotency when it goes on sale at the end of the year.

just as usual: claiming to be the most powerful thing ever and probably ending up convincing the sony fanboys
 
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to be fair it sores better at higher resolution, it is clearly geared toward future high res screens, but still that price... -.-


it would be interesting to see it against three HD7950 since the complessive price is around the same!

Well there is this simultaneous review that show 1, 2 and 3 card setups for gtx680, 7970 and Titan. The crossfire setup results are quite underwelming for the the majority of the games. So the 7950 in tri-fire would naturally be abit worst than the ones you can see with the 7970's
 
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Finally nvidia launched the "real gtx 680". Not twice as powerful of gtx 580 but at twice the price.


May be we can expect the gtx780 to be twice as fast as this card and cost 2000 bucks.
 

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it would be interesting to see it against three HD7950 since the complessive price is around the same!
I think it will be a pretty unfair comparison, firstly the 7950 trifire will only work in certain setups. The motherboard you need to get the 7950 trifire setup will probably skew the cost against the Titan, although you could argue that cost is no longer much of an issue at this price.

Finally nvidia launched the "real gtx 680". Not twice as powerful of gtx 580 but at twice the price.

May be we can expect the gtx780 to be twice as fast as this card and cost 2000 bucks.

I don't think we will be seeing 780 anytime soon, so its too early to speculate
 
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Meh. Stupidly overpriced card. Only for people who want to buy multiples of it or who REALLY don't want to go multi-GPU.

I'm seeing any pair of cards already available from the 7950/670 up as being significantly faster and cheaper at the same time. I understand there are multi-GPU issues that single GPU doesn't have, but I can't see it being worth both a substantial price hike and performance loss at the same time.
 
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I don't think we will be seeing 780 anytime soon, so its too early to speculate

That was a sarcastic comment.

Gone are the days when the new flagship single GPU cards were twice as fast as the previous generation while costing the same.

GPU manufactures are greedy these days. No wonder PCs are dying.
 
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It can only be - because NVIDIA want´s the performance crown....
I dont get it - who the h... will pay for this........:wtf:

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Smoking powerful for "this gen". I wonder how PS4 is going to react to its own relative impotency when it goes on sale at the end of the year.

Pretty sure that when most people who buy a gaming console they don't ask themselves "well, before I buy it, what are the specs?"

I think Sony is going to make a lot of money and AMD is going to get a share of that. The Titan is a nice product, don't get me wrong, but it isn't where the consumers are. They're pandering to enthusiasts and the money to be made is in mainstream and mobile devices.

nVidia might have the fastest single GPU card now, but it's the worst performance for the money you pay for it which puts it in the same class as Intel Extreme edition CPUs. If nVidia was serious about competing with AMD they need to drop the price point on their cards across the board. AMD's weakened financial state is what is driving their prices down and if nVidia could undercut AMD for just one line-up I bet it could be a life-threatening blow to AMD imho. I doubt that will happen though. I don't think nVidia has the overhead to undercut AMD.
 
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Impressive for a single CPU card for sure, but the 690 beats and isn't too far behind in power consumption, unless I'm missing something.

$1000? Wonder what these will sell for on eBay in 4 years, lol
 

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Impressive for a single CPU card for sure, but the 690 beats and isn't too far behind in power consumption, unless I'm missing something.

$1000? Wonder what these will sell for on eBay in 4 years, lol

...but you wouldn't play a game at 1080p with this thing, so you need a $1,000 USD monitor (or 3 1080p displays,) to make it worth while. Otherwise it's wasted money because there are a lot of other video cards that can play games great on 1080p displays.

So all in all, the video card might cost $1,000 USD, but imagine what the platform it's going to be put into will look like, even more so with two of them... then imagine the total cost. :rolleyes:
 

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Highlights of this card are 21% increase from 7970 at the cost of 1K

 

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Gone are the days when the new flagship single GPU cards were twice as fast as the previous generation while costing the same.

Last gen fastest: GTX580
This gen fastest: Titan

According to Wiz's charts, GTX580 is about 54% of a Titan in the most relevant resolution (2560x1600), so it is almost "twice as fast"

As for the cost, well, Nvidia has some explaining to do

GPU manufactures are greedy these days. No wonder PCs are dying.

My pc is still healthy, I have not caught this pc killing disease yet.

If you are referring to the fact that PC gaming is dying, I think you are horribly mistaken, PC gaming is at least as healthy as ever, if not healthier as last gen consoles are slowly withering.

Highlights of this card are 21% increase from 7970 at the cost of 1K

http://tpucdn.com/reviews/NVIDIA/GeForce_GTX_Titan/images/perfrel.gif



or 30% when you are looking at the relevant resolution. However, this product is truly peerless and as such a completely outrageous price can be attached to it. Why would humans spend so much money buying blocks of shiny carbon?
 
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I would only consider this card with a boundless budget.
 

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Impressive card, but not worth the price premium. For the same amount, you could get a GTX690, which judging by this review performs better at the cost of power consumption.

As always, great review W1zz!
 
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