Multi-GPU Results: Borderlands 2
Based on the average numbers above and frame rate over time chart below, the strange results in Borderlands 2 could be a platform bottleneck issue, though we’d expect the GeForce GTX 680s in SLI to be similarly affected. Nevertheless, a look back at our raw FCAT data indeed shows the 780s averaging lower performance.
Despite the lower frame rates, two GeForce GTX 780s deliver consistent pacing, bested only by a pair of Titans, by our measurements.
Of course, one could argue that as we get closer to higher-end products, the performance increase is always minimal and price to performance ratio starts to increase, however, for the past 3-4 years (or so I guess), never has it been that the 2nd highest-end GPU having such low performance difference with the highest-end GPU. It's usually significant enough that the highest end GPU (GTX x80) still has it's place.
The GTX Titan was released to make the GTX 780 look incredibly good, and people (especially on the internet), will spread the news fast enough claiming the $650 release price for the GTX 780 is good and reasonable, and people who didn't even bother reading reviews and benchmarks, will take their word and pay the premium for GTX 780.
Nvidia is taking a different route to compete with AMD or one could say that they're not even trying to compete with AMD in terms of price/performance (at least for the high-end products).
Thats apretty bad analogy. A gpu is still smooth even with some of the cores/vram/etc turned off, it doesn't increase latency/frametimes/etc.
I must've missed something. Why wait a week?