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GeForce GTX Titan 3D Vision Gaming Review From Linus Tech Tips

February 21st, 2013 · 3 Comments · GeForce 3D Vision

Today the benchmark results from the new Nvidia GeForce GTX Titan video card started hitting the web, but most reviewrs that got the card to test seem to use just one monitor – 1080p, 1440p or 1600p. We even get to see dual or tripple SLI setups with GeForce GTX Titan and only a few get to test on multi-monitor surround setups in 2D mode. But can you get the maximum from a GeForce GTX Titan on a single monitor in 2D mode, seems most of the press thinks so, but what about multi-monitor and stereo 3D gaming when using the Titan? Fortunately there is at least some benchmark results that cover stereoscopic 3D gaming, you can see the short video review with benchmarks from Linus Tech Tips embedded above. Interestingly enough a dual GeForce GTX 660 Ti video card setup in SLI ($600-$700 USD) seem to outperform the GTX Titan ($999 USD) in 1080p stereo 3D mode, other reviews show that the same 660 Ti SLi setup gives better results than the Titan in 2D mode as well. This means that for 2/3 of the price of the Nvidia GeFoce Titan you can get more FPS with a 660 Ti setup, this suddenly makes the Titan not seem so powerful, or maybe just the GeForce GTX 660 Ti is just too good especially if you couple two of these.

Before seeing the first reviews I was actually thinking about replacing my two trustworthy water-cooled GeForce GTX 580 video cards running in SLI with a single GeForce GTX Titan, but now I’m not so sure about that now. I’ll wait for more benchmarks and hopefully more in stereoscopic 3D mode using 3D Vision and 3D Vision Surround, and so should you if you are considering upgrading to a GTX Titan or something newer as graphics hardware than what you already have, but suddenly going for two GeForce GTX 660 Ti cards in SLI instead does sound like a very attractive idea…

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  • 1 Geoff 'Shivoa' Birch // Feb 21, 2013 at 18:35

    With the transistor and (potentially, although disabled by default) thermal budget for FP64 units for compute work rather than games then the Titan does seem like it can’t possibly compete with the gaming only focus of GPUs released last year. With 150W of power being fed into each gaming focussed GPU then the dual GTX660Ti should come out ahead of a single 250W Titan card if you consider they’re both on 28nm and of similar designs.

    Fastest GPU money can buy (and a great card for those who need a compute station before renting time on a compute cluster to do heavy thrashing), but possibly not the best way to play games. I think the $1000 sticker implies this isn’t for people who want value for money but rather want something else (in this case it is none of the SLI/CrossFireX potential headaches but top tier performance; a SFF machine with enough space for a dual-slot GPU and crazy performance; more GPU power in triple SLI configuration than you could reasonably put in a case last year; or a Tesla without the price tag or scalability to many GPU clusters).

  • 2 Drumer pcgamer // Mar 4, 2013 at 09:59

    Just wondering what sli 680s or even tri sli 680’s would do in 3d vision 1080p on crysis 3 and others??

  • 3 Heaven // May 12, 2013 at 21:26

    I’ve ordered a pair of 660ti’s this week, great card, great stacker for price/performance! If u realy wanted the price/performance of a Titan it’s more like three 660ti’s and two 680’s vs the titan.. but atm I think the extra CUDA cores in the Titan don’t realy have the chance to shine with current gen game engines.

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