Published on 21st February 2013 by
Harry Butler and Matthew Lambert
Originally Posted by rolloMost Sli CF users would give up SLI or CF tommorow if they could get a single card to offer the performance.
SLI CF is still way to dependent on drivers for many.
680 sli cost most on this forum the best part of £850 without watercooling.
This is now the only single gpu card on the market that can do bf3 ultra at 2560 res with 60+ fps id consider it a win for nvidia.
If nvidia can release a card this powerful next gen that offers the performance id like to see then id be sorely tempted to buy it. If i did not own 680 sli id be tempted to buy it.
Not many Multi GPU users can say they have never had a single problem whilst if you ask most single card users they have had close to 0.
Does not make any dif if 580 sli or 7950 cf is slightly faster for many having one single card that offers that sort of performance is a benifit worth paying for.
Thats the market nvidia has aimed at and it will sell to that market.
Originally Posted by Maki roleI fail to see how the first point is relevant to this test though? I mean whoever is in the market for more than one Titan is clearly not part of that percentile either, and they are far more likely to have an X79 system than not. In fact, I would argue that if they don't have an X79 system, then they haven't researched their build properly at all and are throwing away performance they payed for. A single Titan is okay on Z77, even a 690 or 7990 is fine too, that's because they're running from one slot on both chipsets so 8x8 anyway. But two separate cards will see a performance increase on X79 thanks to being able to run them at x16 each. It may have been the case that the bandwidth wasn't an issue back when it was first mentioned, but it certainly is now thanks to the more powerful cards and higher resolutions we're playing at.
Originally Posted by maverik-sg1
We have to agree to disagree on the PCI-E 2 Vs 3, sorry.
My point is this - the FPS may change slightly using the x79 set-up, but the order of which card is fastest and where would not change - and that is where I feel your critique is flawed - the graphs would scale and the status quo remains.
Originally Posted by YEHBABYOnly one :D
Originally Posted by Somer_HimpsonHow long before True_Gamer gets one?
Originally Posted by ShirtyWhen they drop to the logical price that reflects their performance versus other cards. He's gone for 580s in SLI instead - same or better performance than a Titan for much less then half the price.
Originally Posted by true_gamerX79 has a hell of a lot more bandwidth to give with the extra PCIe lane.
Here's my old results running 3 GTX 580 1.5GB cards on a Gigabyte UD7 that does X16 x8 x8
And the Asus Rampage IV does x16 x16 x8.
I see a big difference in performance. So the Z77 is holding back those 3 GTX Titans.
990X @5GHz Gigabyte UD7
3960X @5GHz Asus Rampage IV
990X @5GHZ Gigabyte UD7
3960X @5GHZ Asus Rampage IV
Originally Posted by BennieboyUKGot to say I am with TG on this one. SLI issues are long gone, and if new issues arrive they are short lived. I have SLI for years now and not had an issue for 2years + and I play almost every major new release of games in one form or another.
580 3GB SLI are currently the best bang for buck by a country mile.
The Titan does however open a new market, along side the 690 gives ITX a high end gaming potential. I am more interested in is, will the Titan release prompt more "top end" ITX boards to hit the market - that really get my pulse going.
Having my gaming rig under one arm and my Ipad in the other would be a dream! :)
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