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19-02-2013, 03:58 PM #1
Nvidia Titan: is that an Apple LISA?
So the new video card from Nvidia is out:
The Titan is a recycled workstation card with disabled shader clusters.
Can't outperform a gtx690 or gtx680 sli.
The "killer app" for the card is Crysis 3, a linear console port (more or less).
You know, I'm crazy enough to spend $1000 on a piece of hardware if I'm hyped enough about it. This is not one of those times.
19-02-2013, 04:07 PM #2
19-02-2013, 04:22 PM #3
inb4 HAL joke
19-02-2013, 04:27 PM #4
19-02-2013, 04:33 PM #5
Its the flagship model. It will sell to "enthusiasts", but mostly it just serves as a way to announce the next "generation" that will come out over the course of a year. It also may appeal more toward researchers, but I haven't checked the specs in enough detail to officially say anything on that front.
And by naming it "Titan" it will appeal to people who understand HPC and already have a hard-on for the real Titan http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Titan_(supercomputer)Steam: Gundato
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19-02-2013, 04:54 PM #6
This card is not built on a new architecture, it's built on defective Tesla cards that nvidia couldn't sell in the CAD and science markets. This is basically leftovers for $1k...
The next few years will be an interesting time for nvidia.
Back when dx10 graphics cards were just about to launch, PC enthusiasts (myself included) were super hyped about the possibility of FINALLY getting exclusives or ports that were truly next-gen.
We got Crysis and .... that was it.
On the one hand i was glad that a lot of game developers favoured compatibility over the cutting edge, which meant that the PC gaming crowd can include more people. Not to mention extending the life of gamer PCs to more than 6 months!
not having really immersive simulations or impressive artwork possible only on cutting edge hardware means there really isn't any point in investing a thousand bucks with the hope that some game developer will decide to release a cutting edge game only 10,000 people can play. John Carmack and Tim Sweeney (of Epic games) used to fill that void, but not anymore. Even Crytek has given up.
19-02-2013, 06:13 PM #7
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19-02-2013, 06:17 PM #10
~ 35 fps in Metro 2033 at 2k resolution? For a $1000 card?! This is a joke!
19-02-2013, 07:53 PM #11
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mashakos, thanks for the warning.
20-02-2013, 01:52 AM #12
20-02-2013, 05:24 AM #13
CPU limited games (which Metro 2033 often is) are not gonna see much improvement from a $1k card.Originally Posted by CROCONOUGHTKEY
20-02-2013, 07:37 AM #14
20-02-2013, 09:24 AM #15
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20-02-2013, 10:47 AM #16
Nvidia should start supervising NFL or world football championships. They would stack teams with more handsome guys, thus making the game better. Next they will make sure all athletes have boobs.pass
20-02-2013, 11:25 AM #17
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20-02-2013, 12:02 PM #19
So big deal has been made of a card that is 30% faster than the next one. Bad publicity for Cray and supercomputers in general.pass
20-02-2013, 12:06 PM #20