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Xyriin
01-24-2014, 06:04 AM
http://www.tomshardware.com/news/gtx-titan-black-edition-790,25839.html

Just rumors at this point but something to watch for.

BlackOctagon
01-24-2014, 10:22 AM
Interesting, mainly to see if NV has further developed its already-impressive hardware-based frame metering tech to minimise microstutter

Sent from dumbphone (pls excuse typos and dumbness)

winterhell
01-24-2014, 10:48 AM
It would seem like a bad decision as both the Titan Black and the GTX 790 would have to compete with the upcoming GTX 880.
If the 790 is indeed more expensive than the Titan Black, that'd be hilarious as well.

HyperMatrix
01-25-2014, 03:26 AM
It's not unreasonable. Nvidia figures they're already giving their fully unlocked chip out in the 780ti. Why not add 3gb vram and charge a ton more? Then use the old gtx 780 reject chips to create the 790 for people who want a single-card solution. This also might mean that the GTX 880 launch may be pushed back. They'll likely not release it as they don't need to. They'll keep it and release it as soon as AMD announces their new card. It's smarter business this way.

Xyriin
01-25-2014, 08:17 AM
This is extremely true. If you've ever looked at CPU and GPU releases by Intel and nVidia they don't release 100% of their capability unless they have to. Intel for example when they had real competition from AMD was constantly pushing the levels of their tech to release significantly faster processors each generation. Compare that to now when you look from one year to the next, much smaller jumps and far more consistent, yet the improvement never stops.

HyperMatrix
01-25-2014, 06:07 PM
If you go back a year and a half, I even predicted what the 780/titan series would be. It was obvious considering the die size on the old gtx 580 was considerably bigger than what was on the gtx 680. Meaning using the same tech and upping die size would be enough for a new generation. Also keep in mind...competition from AMD aside, there's nothing out there that necessitates more GPU power. $300-$400 cards can max out 1080p. $500-$700 cards can max out 1440p at 60hz or 1080p at 120hz. And $999 cards can take care of 4K at 60Hz for most. That's 99% of the market covered with single-card solutions. Only thing a new, faster, and more efficient generation would bring is lower cost cards that do the same thing, reducing profits.