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News Nvidia GTX Titan Black launched, set to be new performance king

Discussion in 'Article Discussion' started by Meanmotion, 18 Feb 2014.

  1. Meanmotion

    Meanmotion bleh Moderator

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  2. GiantKiwi

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    Why did they even bother releasing this?
     
  3. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    Hmm wonder if this will drive Titan prices down a little (second hand sales that is)? Would be good to pick up another one or two if decently priced.
     
  4. RedFlames

    RedFlames ...is not a Belgian football team

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    So what do y'all reckon the price will be?

    Soul?, Spare internal organs? Arm, Leg and first-born? All of the above?

    [yes.. I know the article says £800...]
     
  5. Dogbert666

    Dogbert666 *Fewer Staff Administrator

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    They released it probably just to fix the issue of 780 Ti being faster than Titan despite being less expensive. That's not in any way to say that Titan will be a good value gaming card, it just puts it back on top.
     
  6. damien c

    damien c Mad FPS Gamer

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    Scan have them up for £785 which wouldn't seem to bad but you are paying a extra £261 for the extra 3Gb of Vram and to have the double-precision speed not held back by the drivers, by the looks of it compared to the 780Ti.

    I wonder if someone has managed to ungimp the double-precision speed in the 780Ti's?

    Overall I would say it's not worth it you would be better off with a 780Ti or a R9 290X.
     
  7. B1GBUD

    B1GBUD ¯\_(ツ)_/¯ Accidentally Funny

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    Wait.... what??!?!
     
  8. loftie

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    Was expecting it to be more black tbh.
     
  9. IvanIvanovich

    IvanIvanovich будет глотать вашу душу.

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    Yes it's long been known that nvidia has been crippling the opengl and double precision performance on geforce line to force professional/industrial user into buying much costlier quadro/tesla cards instead. It is possible to turn geforce into equivalent quadro/tesla cards with a bit of hacking. Latest gens require a hardware modification to resistor values, where as older cards it was possible to do it with much simpler manipulation of vbios hardware strap.
    I'm not sure if this is a great value for gamers, but it would be a good value for those that might be looking at quadro/tesla products since it is not as crippled in the usual way.
     
  10. Si_the-dude

    Si_the-dude Techaholics Anonymous. 0 days clean

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  11. Pete J

    Pete J RIP Teelzebub

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    Why bother releasing anything, eh?
     
  12. r3loaded

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    It's a cheap Tesla aimed at pros who may also want to game instead of HPC servers.
     
  13. andrew8200m

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    I wonder if the 780ti will flash to this despite the reduction in VRAM... Could open up the crippling performance on the double precision processing performance...

    Who wants to potentially brick a card? :D
     
  14. Si_the-dude

    Si_the-dude Techaholics Anonymous. 0 days clean

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    I was thinking about this earlier! Are you volunteering Andy!? :D
     
  15. David

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    I bet the previous Titan owners will flock to buy this card. I mean, it's not like nvidia will stitch them up by releasing a much cheaper card with similar performance, is it?
     
  16. Teelzebub

    Teelzebub Up yours GOD,Whats best served cold

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    Must buy 4
     
  17. theshadow2001

    theshadow2001 [DELETE] means [DELETE]

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    To make money!

     
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  18. rollo

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    Plenty of people brought the orginal titan in the 2s and 3s even on this forum there was a few owners of the cards. However much it costs some people will pay for the max performance they can get.

    6gb vram could also come in useful at 4k resolution perhaps.
     
  19. Maki role

    Maki role Dale you're on a roll... Staff

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    Having 6GB of VRAM is very useful for CUDA rendering. To grab that from a workstation card you're looking at some serious money, without any performance gains either (except for viewport performance which the professional card will excel at).
     
  20. GiantKiwi

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    I get the idea of the Titan in general as I bought 2 of the originals for rendering boxes whilst at uni. But this particular iteration, there is such a minimal advantage to these for that aspect of things that this is a completely pointless release.
     
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