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NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Edition @ Hot Hardware
DailyTech's roundup of hardware reviews from around the web for Tuesday

Notebooks
Asus N56DP Laptop @ Gaming Laptops Junky

NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN
@ PC Perspective
@ Hardware Heaven
@ OCC
@ Techgage
@ Hexus
@ Hardware Canucks
@ Hot Hardware
@ Legit Reviews
@ Ninja Lane

Graphics
MSI R7970 Lightning @ Vortez

Storage
ADATA DashDrive Elite 500GB External USB 3.0 Hard Drive @ Funky Kit
\Kingston DataTraveler Ultimate G3 64GB @ PureOverclock
Kingfast F3 Plus SSD Review (240GB) @ The SSD Review
OCZ Vector 256GB Solid State Drive @ Pro-Clockers

Cooling
Swiftech H220 Compact Drive II CPU Water Cooler @  TweakTown
Prolimatech Genesis Black Series CPU Cooler @ Hardware Secrets

Power Supplies
Kingwin Power Force 850-Watt 80 PLUS Bronze Power Supply @ TweakTown

Peripherals
ASUS Orion Pro Headset @ Neoseeker
Sennheiser PC 363D 7.1 Surround Sound Gaming Headset @ HardwareHeaven.com
Wavemaster Moody 2.1 Speaker System @ eTeknix
Cooler Master CM Storm Sentinel Advance II Gaming Mouse @ Modders-Inc.com


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NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN why?
By Ammohunt on 2/19/2013 10:44:03 AM , Rating: 0
The way i see it Nvidia has a problem with the desktop graphics market. Its to the point where 3D engines are optimized to look great on what is considered mediocre GPU hardware and a ~$150 card is more than enough to run most games on at highest quality settings with the over powered CPU's we enjoy. I haven't found a single reason to upgrade from my GTX 460 that i spent $150 on two years ago it churns through every new game i have thrown at it Arma 2, Borderlands 2, Rift at decent frame rates. Those that can afford a $999 desktop video card don't represent a growth market or a huge source of revenue.




By jkcheng122 on 2/19/2013 10:53:25 AM , Rating: 2
You're not exactly playing games that require the latest and greatest GPUs. Also in question is what resolution you play at.


RE: NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN why?
By arthur449 on 2/19/2013 10:52:03 AM , Rating: 2
I don't see the issue. For NVIDIA it's both a halo product and an outlet for Tesla K20x chips that didn't meet strict heat / leakage specifications or had defects running full speed FP calculations.


RE: NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN why?
By Digimonkey on 2/19/2013 11:17:15 AM , Rating: 3
I have a 680 GTX and find it lacking. Some people are happy to play at 30fps on medium textures, I'm not one of them. I prefer to bump everything up to max, and install extra visual mods game permitting. I also prefer to run at close to 100-120fps as possible. I'm just trying to do this on one monitor at 1080p and the 680 struggles. The users using dual or triple monitor setups...and I believe this is an increasing number, will need even more horsepower.


RE: NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN why?
By bug77 on 2/19/2013 12:06:47 PM , Rating: 2
Not many gamers have 120Hz monitors. But even at 60fps, there are games that still require a powerful card.


RE: NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN why?
By Morvannec on 2/19/2013 1:27:20 PM , Rating: 2
Try Crysis 3 when it comes out. If the specifications I've seen are correct on the PC it's DX11 only (no pandering to DX9 XP cavemen - yay!) and recommended RAM is 8GB, which might indicate they've put some effort into a proper 64-bit version too.


RE: NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN why?
By ax on 2/19/2013 3:05:25 PM , Rating: 2
Crysis 3 is out in USA. It runs fine on GTX 560 Ti, 1920x1200, granted not everything maxed but almost (rest of hardware, i7-2700K, 8GB RAM, Win 7 64-bit, installed on Samsung 830 SSD).
I don't see a point spending a grand for upgrade. I also played Far Cry 3 which is graphic heavy and no problems as well.


RE: NVIDIA GeForce GTX TITAN why?
By dubldwn on 2/19/2013 2:49:40 PM , Rating: 2
680/7970 struggle with the newest games at 1080p 2xAA highest settings. 1440p? SLi or Titan. Actually, then you'd want to SLi Titan.


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