Getting Loco with Video Cards

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Conin

It looks like spammers also are getting loco with this article.

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kajol

til I saw the bank draft which had said $7499, I accept ...that...my sister woz actually bringing home money in their spare time from their computer.. there neighbor had bean doing this less than fifteen months and a short time ago took care of the depts on there appartment and bourt themselves a Audi Quattro. we looked here, http://www.wow65.Com

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SkinnyZeroOne

Zero details on your choices except for price ranges.
No details at all on the cards themselves.
Notable absences across the board as others have already stated.

I realize it wasn't meant to be a full hardware review - but a few more details wouldn't have killed you. How about telling us why you chose one card over another in a given price range?

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simplyfloid

So let me get this straight, the 'price-no-object' card, supposedly the absolute best, is cheaper than the single-gpu card? If its better and cheaper, what the hell do we need the other category for? What happened to the category that the gtx 670 would fall under? The I want the best possible but I'm not f***'n loaded category? Cause a 660ti is the next reasonable priced/performance card? Really? This list just got fubared...

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tom_m

Both cards have the same MSRP. You get the Titan if you want high performance but don't want to deal with the quirks of SLI, or you get the 690 if you're fine with SLI. The Titan has a high premium because it's the fastest in its category, by a long shot.

We're still in the process of refreshing Best of the Best after it languishing for a while. Stay tuned for more updates.

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SEALBoy

It still doesn't make much sense to recommend the Titan. True, it's the fastest single-GPU card, but it feels like you created a category for it to "win" because it's not worth it otherwise.

It has the same price as the GTX 690 and is consistently slower almost across the board. True, SLI has some quirks but if you look at the benchmarks there are very few games that the Titan wins. It might also have lower power draw and run cooler, but no one is going to stick these in an HTPC.

If you REALLY wanted to recommend the Titan, you should have switched it to the price-is-no-object category and recommended 2x Titan's in SLI. Then recommend the GTX 690 as the best single-CARD solution.

From a price/performance persepective, the Titan simply doesn't work.

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tom_m

We're trying to stick to single-card setups for now. We'll probably add a "best multi-card" category some time soon, but with Nvidia's 700 series apparently coming out in a month or two, I want to hold off until we get our hands on those.

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Meat_Juice

No 7990? WTF guys.

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tom_m

Until AMD figures out the frame latency issue, we can't recommend it over a 690. It has a prototype fix right now, but it works in some games and not in others.

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Meat_Juice

Thanks for the explanation.

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Modroneman

Considering the categories in which they are updating, the Radeon HD 7990 is a dual GPU card which does not fit into either Single GPU or Budget GPU. I'm sure when they update the Dual GPU category, it will be the Radeon HD 7990. Until then, shut up.

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Meat_Juice

Blow me.

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Blackheart-1220

I think the best Hard Drive (Capacity) should be measured not only by it's performance but also by it's reliability.

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joshnorem

What metric would you use for that?

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captainjack

shininess, it's the only way to truly tell.

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Drew7

So at the beginning of the article you guys said 7850, and then you went to the 7950. I've seen you guys do stupid typos like this before. SSSssssssoooooooooo.... Why don't you either A) Make-up your mind and figure out which card you're talking about, or B)... Hire a new editor.

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jimmthang

D'oh, it should read 7850. Thanks for pointing that out! 

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