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Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan Review

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BennieboyUK 19th February 2013, 16:52 Quote
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Originally Posted by Jimbob
Erm, at best 2 GTX580s are £500 not a third of the cost and this will likley outperform those comfortably and you don't have the (admitadly rare but frustrating) dLi problems.

Anyone on Bit Tech paying 500 for a pair of 580's is mug. I'd prefer (and have and do) to sell at a much cheaper rate that other popular sites get and then in turn buy at better prices.
Shirty 19th February 2013, 16:56 Quote
Lol agreed, You'd be a mug to pay much more than half that for a pair of 580s second hand on here.
true_gamer 19th February 2013, 16:56 Quote
Whats your reasons to buy? Folding, or a cheap Tesla card as such?
Spreadie 19th February 2013, 16:58 Quote
**cough**

I wouldn't buy it, even if I could afford it.
true_gamer 19th February 2013, 17:07 Quote
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Originally Posted by Shirty
Lol agreed, You'd be a mug to pay much more than half that for a pair of 580s second hand on here.

These are the 3GB versions which are worth more. :)

But at the price I paid, it's a bargain.

BTW GTX 680 was only showing 10% faster than my old GTX 580's, so like I said, 2 GTX 580's will be similar performance as the GTX Titan.
Corky42 19th February 2013, 17:40 Quote
Seems the Titian will introduce GPUBoost 2, should be interesting to see how better cooling affects the amount of boost applied.
Si_the-dude 19th February 2013, 17:53 Quote
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Originally Posted by true_gamer

Knowing me though, I'll probably buy one at some point...

DO IT DUDE. I don't want to be the only one daft enough to pay this money for one :D
Maki role 19th February 2013, 18:01 Quote
I'm probably going to be popping for two for CUDA and gaming. With just a workstation card, gaming would be a bit of an issue. The combo of 6GB of VRAM and supposedly high compute performance make this a no brainer for me.
jrs77 19th February 2013, 18:15 Quote
I would still favour nVidia and AMD developing towards better power-efficiency instead of such 250W-monsters.

A GPU with the performance of a GTX660, but with 75W maximum powerdraw (i.e. powered by only the PCIe 16x), that would be a noteworthy news in my books.

Anyways, like others allready said, the pricetag on this thing is rather steep and you'll be better off with a pair of GTX680 in SLi.
YEHBABY 19th February 2013, 18:18 Quote
That price means that they only have around 50 unit for the whole of Europe. And 25 of them are probably with tech journalists for reviews.

Call me cynical.
.//TuNdRa 19th February 2013, 18:32 Quote
I think the big issue with this card is that it stands alone. It's a single, different chip card floating out in the nether all by itself. There's no series behind it, not really, it's closest relative is a Tesla card, before that; a GTX 580. Hardly a worthy step down. (Unless you buy two.)

It'll be a nice e-peen extension, but for actual performance; I don't think it's worth it.
[PUNK] crompers 19th February 2013, 18:34 Quote
Absolute top level stuff never is though, its a showcase piece more than anything.
elAwesome 19th February 2013, 20:41 Quote
For more than twice the price of my GTX680, I'm very sure that I won't upgrade on that one.
Kinda disappointed, I somehow expected more from Nvidia - and somehow I didn't, because now that I know that the new GTX isn't that much better, I like my GTX680 even more.

It's time for AMD to come up with something awesome!
technogiant 19th February 2013, 21:14 Quote
As expensive as this card seems I must admit I'm starting to want one.

I was considering upgrading my 2x gtx460 2gb models. I've got a powerful sub ambient cooling system and able to run them at a 36% overclock so they are still coping quite well at 1920X1200 but struggling a little with far cry 3 and probably crysis 3 (performance is falling between a single gtx 670 and 680).

I was considering 2x GTX670's 4gb versions (makes more sense than the 2gb models for future proofing) as a replacement but they would cost £700.......The titan at £820 is starting to look quite attractive, it would probably give similar performance to 2xGTX670's and be smoother than sli......also the 6gb vram would provide considerably more future proofing and being a single card would offer the possibility of an sli upgrade when required where as the already sli'ed 2x gtx670 would be more of an upgrade dead end.

Or would I be better off hanging on a bit longer for Maxwell on 20nm?
law99 19th February 2013, 21:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by technogiant
As expensive as this card seems I must admit I'm starting to want one.

I was considering upgrading my 2x gtx460 2gb models. I've got a powerful sub ambient cooling system and able to run them at a 36% overclock so they are still coping quite well at 1920X1200 but struggling a little with far cry 3 and probably crysis 3 (performance is falling between a single gtx 670 and 680).

I was considering 2x GTX670's 4gb versions (makes more sense than the 2gb models for future proofing) as a replacement but they would cost £700.......The titan at £820 is starting to look quite attractive, it would probably give similar performance to 2xGTX670's and be smoother than sli......also the 6gb vram would provide considerably more future proofing and being a single card would offer the possibility of an sli upgrade when required where as the already sli'ed 2x gtx670 would be more of an upgrade dead end.

Or would I be better off hanging on a bit longer for Maxwell on 20nm?

I'd try pushing a higher over clock first for fun then take the plunge. My 460 used to happily run a 40% overclock for gaming. This was just water cooling also.
jamsand 19th February 2013, 22:48 Quote
Hey remember that one time, when they released the 670 and 680 card and everyone was like they're just holding back cause amd's cards under performed.....look they finally released the real 680 and fully intend to rob you blind :). On another note it's a beast of a card by the looks of things.
Corky42 20th February 2013, 00:58 Quote
For anyone with a good cooling solution i would go with one of these over a 690, as if everything i have read is true a stock Titan will come in around 10-15% slower than a 690.
But as the Titan is supposedly coming with GPUBoost 2 it would make better use of good cooling allowing for maybe 20-25% boosted clock.
Roskoken 20th February 2013, 01:43 Quote
Would rather pay me council tax for the year.

****.
technogiant 20th February 2013, 05:48 Quote
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Originally Posted by law99
I'd try pushing a higher over clock first for fun then take the plunge. My 460 used to happily run a 40% overclock for gaming. This was just water cooling also.


I've pushed them as far as these particular cards will go completely stably. Got them at 920mhz...they will run at 980Mhz on some games but not others.

I'm just not sure whether to go with a Titan or wait it out a little longer as maxwell on 20nm is meant to be out early next year.
fluxtatic 20th February 2013, 07:17 Quote
For crying out loud, people, don't you get what this card is for? It's to increase your e-peen. From the last Steam survey I saw, it was still something like 1% were gaming at 1080 or above. So those mad 5760x1280 setups are what, .01%? No you don't need this, just like a dude I work with doesn't [i]need his one-ton, lifted, dually F350. Nor does the other guy need his BMW 5-series (or the other guy with the slighly newer 5-series, or the guy with the Cadillac...I could go on, I work with a bunch of mid-life-crisis salespeople.)

I'd guess this will be bought largely by dudebros who think of themselves as gamers who spend daddy's money to have their "geek friend" build them a "wicked awesome" gaming PC.
Shirty 20th February 2013, 09:32 Quote
^ Is that really necessary?

EDIT 24 hours later: Although the racist post by Griffter that I was referring to has now been (correctly) deleted by a mod, Spreadie has just pointed out to me that my point still stands, since it now looks like I was referring to the whiny post above me. Winning.
xaser04 20th February 2013, 10:36 Quote
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Originally Posted by fluxtatic
For crying out loud, people, don't you get what this card is for? It's to increase your e-peen. From the last Steam survey I saw, it was still something like 1% were gaming at 1080 or above. So those mad 5760x1280 setups are what, .01%? No you don't need this, just like a dude I work with doesn't [i]need his one-ton, lifted, dually F350. Nor does the other guy need his BMW 5-series (or the other guy with the slighly newer 5-series, or the guy with the Cadillac...I could go on, I work with a bunch of mid-life-crisis salespeople.)

I'd guess this will be bought largely by dudebros who think of themselves as gamers who spend daddy's money to have their "geek friend" build them a "wicked awesome" gaming PC.

My "Mad" 3600x1920 (3x LG IPS231P) setup only cost me a total outlay of £450. Eyefinity / Surround setups don't have to be expensive.

The predicted price for Titan does leave me very dissapointed though.

£1,000 for a projected 20-35% increase in performance (over a GTX680/HD7970) is quite frankly pathetic.
Snips 20th February 2013, 11:43 Quote
Pathetic?

Even without the performance and benchmarks, Bit-Tech are saying this will not be touched for quite some time.

For the expected single card performance and everything that goes with that such as heat, powerdraw etc. it's not that badly priced. It's a high end product at a high end price. Just because you may not be able to afford it, doesn't mean it's a bad product.
Waynio 20th February 2013, 13:00 Quote
I heard of a rumour of being able to go beyond the monitor spec, thought people were BSing.

Just been playing around with latest nvidia drivers & I can go up to a max of 110hz on my 1440p 60hz IPS by Hazro, 115hz caused a lot of colour corruption.

Tried some games out & it certainly is running at 110hz, awesome but I toned it down to 90hz to play it a little bit safer. :D

It might have remained a silly rumour if I didn't see this article & the mention of the monitor overclocking, this is awesome. :)

Works in SLI too with my 670s.
[PUNK] crompers 20th February 2013, 13:38 Quote
You can do this within the new driver? I read somewhere that hardware was required?
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