Single-Card Results: BioShock Infinite
GeForce GTX 780 slots in behind Titan in BioShock Infinite, and ahead of the $450 Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition. The card’s advantage over its predecessor is significant—almost 60%.
Charting the practical frame rate over time demonstrates performance that generally stays above 50 FPS, and right under the GeForce GTX Titan.
When it comes to average frame time variance, AMD’s Radeon HD 7990 fares worst, though calculating worst-case latency isn’t kind to the GeForce GTX 580 either. The two-generation-old board spends much of its time under 30 FPS, so we aren’t considering it playable at these settings anyway.
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?