Published on 21st February 2013 by
Harry Butler and Matthew Lambert
Originally Posted by JimbobErm, 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.
Originally Posted by ShirtyLol agreed, You'd be a mug to pay much more than half that for a pair of 580s second hand on here.
Originally Posted by true_gamer
Knowing me though, I'll probably buy one at some point...
Originally Posted by technogiantAs 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?
Originally Posted by law99I'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.
Originally Posted by fluxtaticFor 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.
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