Single (and Crossfired) 295X2 vs 2 GTX Titans in SLI coming right up, read and weep:Your surprised? Early adopters always pay the premium. I find it interesting you mention "almost every benchmark" when comparing this GPU to a dual GPU of last generation. Sounds impressive on a purely performance measure. I am not a fan of SLI but I suspect two of these would trounce anything around.Paying almost double for a 30% increase in performance??? Shenanigans alright xDInteresting move by nVidia to send a G-Sync monitor... So to trade off the lackluster performance over the GTX980, they wanted to cover it up with a "smooth experience", huh? hahaha.
I'm impressed by their shenanigans. They up themselves each time.
In any case, at least this card looks fine for compute.
Either way the card is way out of my market but now that another card has taken top honors, maybe it will bleed the 970/980 prices down a little into my cheapskate hands.
I'm afraid you're quite right, if folk must play at a fluid 60fps and max every available setting. I know for a fact the GTX770 can't muster that pace in over 75% of new games at 1080p. A 980 performing unbroken 60fps and maxed, in a lot of modern games, will struggle.I don't know. I have a GTX770 right now, and I really don't think there's any reason to upgrade until we have cards that can average 60fps at 4K. And... that's unfortunately not this.
You do realize the only reason why the 295x2 beat it is because it is just two GPU's in crossfire, however this ONE gpu managed to hold it's own by itself. Also if a game doesn't support crossfire it will lack and then the Titan X will beat it.The R9 295x2 beats the Titan in almost every benchmark, and it's almost half the price.. I know the Titan X is just one gpu but the numbers don't lie nvidia. And nvidia fanboys can just let the salt flow through your veins that a previous generation card(s) can beat their newest and most powerful card. Cant wait for the 3xx series to smash the nvidia 9xx series
You are no one to judge, the Titan X has already completely sold out on pre-order. People are selling them on E-Bay for upwards of $1500 a pop.Praise the Epic Failure of the TITAN X. A Prosumer card praised by gamers that will never buy it. Because the prosumers that have the money to buy wont buy it - because it serves them no purpose. This should have been GTX 980 Ti costing 800, not a TITAN for a 1000. But who am I to judge. Just a person who does not want monopoly and wants a choice.
the talk about nvidia cutting double precision stuff is not really new. first there were rumors. but when nvidia came out with GK210 specifically for HPC it is a very clear sign that the rumors probably true. and then here we are. the decision most likely have to do with maxwell still stuck with TSMC 28nm node.In Sony Vegas - the only real life compute benchmark released until this date - the TITAN X is fighting a ... R9 280X. In any double precision benchmark - the new TITAN X is TWICE AND A HALF slower than the old TITAN.
And before any of you start complaining - this is the real world and you just don't get performance out of nothing. nVidia is cutting off any floating point calculation (precision) related transistors they can. That is why they have lower power consumption than AMD. That is why they can get their "game on" with more FPS than AMD. Not because nVidia is "superior", but because they are cutting out stuff.
they were cheap not because of 'open' but because they need to compete for market share. even AMD starts limiting their DP for radeon cards. with tahiti there is no difference between radeon and firepro variant in regards to DP. but with hawaii they follow nvidia suit by limiting the gaming card's DP output. the firepro hawaii have DP at 1/2 of SP but with 290X/290 it was cut to 1/8. that's why in double precision task 280X can beat 290XI have been running nVidia cards exclusively for the past 5 years. Why? Because of their CUDA. Because of all my software had CUDA implementation. Which I hope it dies, so we can all transition to good ol' OpenCL. Because an AMD HD or R something for the same price can push 200-500% more calculations that an nVidia can at CUDA for the same price. Because it is "Open".
it is business decision. either that or not releasing anything at all. and nvidia make no secret about Maxwell focus on single precision performance only. that's why nvidia did not make any successor to GK110 for maxwell (in term of DP). instead they refine GK110 into GK210 for HPC crowd. for those that need quadro with DP they can stay with kepler offering or wait for Pascal.To anybody who fails to recognize it - nVidia is going the wrong way. They are cutting the "ever so important" transistors for precision and FP calculation out of their GTX. And this is important because when the next Quadro line (Quadro M) hits - it will also be crippled
then ask AMD to get their act together instead of pumping out rhetoric like they always do.I would like to see where would you be when nVidia creates a monopoly over the GPU market the same way Intel did in the CPU field. Then your only choice wold be to shell out the big bucks. And then you will be singing a different song altogether.
Pass that doobie in my direction.
Please be so kind to share your personal super research with the rest of the world then. it sure will be better than the people who actually develop these things and your opinion will be superior to the idiots at toms hardware, one of the biggest and most trusted pc forums on the western hemisphere. i am sure the whole world is now waiting for your thumbs up or down on any matter, o great caesar.Fail. Epic fail by nVidia and by Tom's hardware.
Where are all the compute reviews? You do realize 90% of the people who buy Titans use them as a better-Quadro for compute and not for gaming.
The only thing I was interested at all was completely skipped by the benchmarks. By my own personal calculations, the Titan X will be slower in compute than the older Titan. Too bad noone posted the benchmarks to prove this. Or was it a dark veil from nVidia.