GeForce GTX 780 Review: The Titan Descendant

By Julio Franco
May 23, 2013
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  1. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,838   +394

    So maybe you should act your age, you started the insult war because you don't like hearing someone else have an opinion or starting a fight by insulting and attacking a new person to the forums?

    Oh funny, a double post, I seem to remember a complaint by a certain rude person acting like a know it all and complaining because a new person could not figure out what was wrong with the edit function. I thought you knew this place pretty well.

    Your right amstech and I started the debate, but I was just telling an Nvidia troll to get off posting stupid stuff on an AMD review. You jumped in trying to defend him and then started throwing insults like a CoD kid.

    That seems like you attacking the card especially posting that the card has "little sense" which sounds like your saying "No good" just with a different wording.

    Like you said, don't through around fiction or accusations and don't expect to get called on it. I will be glad to post links to show what type of person you are and how you act to new people acting like a big shot even when called out on a mistake you made like when you started on me for my mistake.
  2. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,072   +1,181

    By your own submission in both nVidia and AMD threads, you have no ground to stand on while making that request. Everyones postings can be seen as stupid, evidence of this is when they invoke a contradictory response. There has been quite a few of these postings, and amstech is not the only one calling attention to himself.
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  3. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 761   +178

    Whoa now I haven't started any debate with anyone. I've made one other post on this topic and it was pretty general. Don't drag me into another one of your flame wars I don't like being seen in the same thread as you.

    Hey leave me outta this! And I admit my bias if I post bias comments! (like saying my loyalties belong to so and so before I post)
  4. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,072   +1,181

    Sorry amstech, I wasn't meaning to call you back in.

    As I stated, everyones postings can be seen as stupid. In this case mine was as well.
  5. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,838   +394

    Sadly id agree that everyone's posting could be viewed as stupid lol.

    However, here all I said was that the 780 was a great card and we will see how well it improves also as tiem goes on while questioning such a close performance to the Titan for such a lower price (mind you still pricey). Divide's the one still mad trying to make himself look smart by trying to justify the titans price.
  6. Given there was no competition for 780. not sure why nvidia did not follow titan's pricing and price the 780 at $850. my guess is that nvidia's marketing dept strategize that most if not all of the top 1-3% buyers have already bought titan. that same money spending 1-3% will not buy the 780 at $850 only to dump titan.

    so instead they follow 680's pricing instead. pricing 780 inline with 680. that will get on the fence titan buyers and current 680 owners itching to upgrade. . 680 will also hold their value. that way nvidia can continue to sell 680 at launch price.

    nvidia STRATEGICALLY hit the nail on the head with this one. a win win win for nvidia. the only semi-loser are the titan owners. semi becuase they still own the fastest single gpu with 6gb vram. that in its own is a premium.

    gotta love capitalism at its best!
  7. cliffordcooley

    cliffordcooley TechSpot Paladin Posts: 5,072   +1,181

    Price justification can only be viewed by the one doing the purchase at the time. While I would agree with you on the price not being justified. This is still an opinion that would vary from those who see differently. I'm not gonna tell someone that wants/needs the card and has money to spend, the price can not be justified. Personally I draw the line at 300, but for others that draw the line at 800+, who am I to say otherwise?
  8. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,838   +394

    Well in reality, it depends on what people are wanting/willing to do, how much they are willing to spend, etc. Its just with the way things are going, I remember buying (Or trying to before newegg messed up) a 590 for 699 and were at a point where the 780 is now 649 which is right below. Its kinda getting depressing as it almost seems like they are making having top of the line cards become more like a full on luxury.

    I wish this trend in general would stop.

    amstech
    Oh you don't start flame wars, seems that this is one of the earliest posts...
  9. Scavengers

    Scavengers TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 101   +16

    Im with you except I run 2 7870 Ghz. Ed. boards. I am still getting outstanding performance from these and I paid a total of $455 for the pair.

    Dave
  10. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,838   +394

    Yea, if you are happy with your cards and they do exactly what you wanted. Then you have made a smart purchase. Upgrading should not be forced as cards come and go constantly. I knew a guy who had some 9800s in his machine and only upgraded within the last year (machine and all).
  11. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 761   +178

    That post was in another thread entirely! Your still butthurt over that? What a little baby, And I admitted I was a Nvidia guy first sentence!
    Don't drag me into this thread. It's fun watching Graham talk to you...its like watching a parent talk to his child.
  12. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,364   +260

    I'm still using a single GTX285 :p but will be purchasing (well the girlfriend will be buying me) the GTX 780, god I can't wait!

    And GhostRyder, nice to see you again on another Graphics Card Review and again bashing the Titan as hard as you can xD (don't reply to this with more hate, I cba to have this discussion, but a funny reply would be most welcome).
  13. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TechSpot Guru Posts: 802   +87

    I think a good weekend poll or discussion would be about what type of video cable people use and WHY.

    DVI, HDMI, or DP
  14. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,838   +394

    Amstech, your so immature that you run into other articles to diss a video card that beats yours. Your obviously in the last thread butthurt and still are regarding that amd cards are higher in the charts than your precious nvidia cards. That's why you take to flaming and trolling because your so mad and think that anyone showing nvidia below like it is right now in fps in terms of current generation comparisons that you have to make ludicrous claims and whine and complain.

    Also I believe you posted here of your free will, so obviously I did not "drag" you into anything. Your an obvious troll who needs to grow up.

    Burty117, nice to see you too. I'm not bashing the Titan, I'm simply saying the performance differences that the 780 is a much better buy (mind you still pricey). They are trying to give the Titan superfluous purposes to say the 1000 is warranted. I have conceded that yes the developer tools are nice for it, but I highly doubt people were buying the GTX Titan for that purpose more than strictly for gaming, and in that regard, the card feels way overpriced.

    It's like saying that people were only buying the hd 6990 to bitcoin mine. Just because it does that well does not make it it's primary buying market.
     
  15. Adhmuz

    Adhmuz TechSpot Paladin Posts: 875   +93

    Dude, your the one being "Immature" I think I speak for more than just myself, but I stopped reading your posts after the 3rd one because of the lack of tangible facts or opinions. It's a bloody video card, get over yourself.
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  16. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,838   +394

    Its called Debating a card, if you dont want to talk about it your not forced to adhmuz. Since you say I dont have opinions, I have posted plenty right above, short, sweet, and to the point.

    Also my facts are from the review since we are posting on the REVIEW of the 780 for this site. Thats where im focusing my debate and why im focusing on it. When im on the other forums im on, I focus on their review. I dont go and constantly grab from here to bring stuff in, were looking at what we have here in terms of performance, price, and whatever else is talked about.
  17. amstech

    amstech TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 761   +178

    Quoted for the truth, so people can see it twice!

    lol.
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  18. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,364   +260

    I asked for a funny reply not a "pro trolling" reply, geez... come on, you must be slightly human, reply like a normal person and accept the fact we'd rather hear something funny come out of your mouth (well typed) rather than you trying to dignify bashing the titan at every opportunity with your own twisted logic...
  19. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,838   +394

    Half the time im typing on my Surface Pro because at work were not allowed to use our machines for outside fun nor are we allowed to bring in "Computers" so sometimes I miss some things or get lazy because the surface somtimes auto corrects or I think I hit something and it didnt read because I hit it too fast.

    Twisted Logic?
    What that the cards performance is right next to the 780 in terms of performance so for a gamer the 780 is a tremendously better buy like with the previous generation 670 vs 680 (unless you wanted to quad them up of course).

    That pretty much Spock on Logic
    [​IMG]
  20. mailpup

    mailpup TS Special Forces Posts: 8,279   +180

    Before this gets too far out of hand I call time out on the personal comments. Further posts that contain personal comments, regardless of other content, will disappear in their entirety.
    GhostRyder likes this.
  21. I am not in the market for a new videocard as I like to upgrade when I can get a 70-100% increase in GPU speed. I think a reasonable price is $450-500 with 1.05ghz 7970s going for $400. Assuming the 780 is only 16-20% faster than 7970+4 free latest games, it is just not that exciting 1+ year later.
  22. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,364   +260

    When I said "well typed" I meant I couldn't physically hear you talk so typing would have to do, lol.

    Anyway, if you were so correct and your logic was perfect then why has the Titan sold more than the 690 has in its entire life? Even though in gaming benches it beat the titan? simple answer? exactly what DBZ was talking about, It appeals to more than just gamers and it is also the single fastest graphics card in games anyway, I absolutely agree that the 780 is pretty close in games, that's exactly why I plan to purchase one, but the Titan's price, although pricey if you look at it from a gamers perspective is still the fastest single graphics card on the market and from a developers perspective the cheapest "mini quadro" they can get their hands on, so you can see from their prospective it seems like a pretty nice piece of kit for its price.

    As you said about the 6990, it is very good at bit coin mining, sure its great at games, but I'm happy to bet money on it someone out there purchased a 6990 purely for bit coin mining.
  23. GhostRyder

    GhostRyder TechSpot Guru Posts: 1,838   +394

    In Order:
    It outsold the 690 but it also once again is a single GPU and some gamers view that as better (Probably a mjority) and with a cool name, 6gb Vram, a decent amount of power compared to the last Gen, Alot of people went off to buy those and pair them up to get extreme high res support due to 6gb of Vram. Though I can only base that based off what ive seen, how people talk, and what ive heard so thats a speculation. However at the same time remember, you can run 3 or 4 (Again site lists 3, but I know ive seen 4 way setups so im still getting these mixed messages) which means theres more that people can buy where as with a 690 you can only run up to 2, thus giving more area to buy. Plus like I said to, yes developers bought the card for developing as well, though I still dont agree that people were buying that as a majority focus, it still added an extra area of the market that was not there before wit the 690 or 680 alike.

    As for the 6990, oh yes I know people did buy those for bitcoin mining as I saw machines with crummy old dual cores and such with an 6990 in them always labaled bitcoin machines and such. But like I said before, it may have added more to the market for wanting it, but it was not its primary focus with the community as most people were looking at the fact it was 2 6970's for gaming.

    For the record, I agree with some of what Divide said, yes there is an area of people and now with the 780 that area may increase that want the Titan for more Developmental purposes. I do not agree with saying that that is the main focus people bought the card. Im just saying that for the point of the gamer which many gamers went out and bought that card expecting to be vastly superior, they are probably a bit dissappointed to see something so close like the 780 for a huge sum less. If they just care that the card is still at the top, awesome, your still at the top of the market on the fastest single GPU available.
  24. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TechSpot Member Posts: 66

    Ghost rider, I'm gettin a headache.
  25. Boilerhog146

    Boilerhog146 TechSpot Member Posts: 66

    Gheesh,gotta go lie down now after reading all that.LOL.
  26. JC713

    JC713 TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 6,108   +731

    It is called proving a point. See, I got your back GhostRyder.
    GhostRyder likes this.


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