Single-Card Results: Borderlands 2
A 15% advantage over GeForce GTX 680 is perhaps less impressive than the fact that GeForce GTX 780 very nearly matches the pricier Titan board. Interesting also is that the $1,000 Titan is just about as fast as the Radeon HD 7990. Both of those pricey products fall just slightly under the GeForce GTX 690.
The tight clump of lines in our practical frame rate over time chart is indicative of a title that isn’t particularly difficult for these high-end cards to handle.
A platform-oriented bottleneck relaxes the load on graphics processing, yielding relatively low frame-to-frame latency. All of the single-chip Kepler-based board perform fairly similarly.
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?