The GeForce GTX Titan X is the best video card in the market right now. It also has a downside which is the cost of the GeForce GTX Titan X. This card currently costs about $1000 or more in most retail stores. Meanwhile the GeForce GTX 980 Ti which performs pretty well without costing as much at around $600 to $700. So today in #2 of QuickTech we will find if it’s even worth buying the GeForce GTX Titan X.
The Titan X has an amazing 12GB of GDDR5 RAM and has a base clock speed of 1000 MHz. Meanwhile the cheaper GTX 980 Ti has 6GB of GDDR5 and also has a base clock speed of 1000 MHZ. The only difference is the amount of RAM these cards have for specs. If you just look at these specs it looks like the Titan X is a total ripoff. You’re probably thinking now that there is something different with the Titan X because it cost way more. Sadly in on geforce.com and all other sites don’t have anything different with the specs. So why bother buy a Titan X?
Should You Buy the Titan X?
Well its pretty obvious now that we looked at specs. The gaming performance is also super disappointing for the Titan X. In almost all of the games benchmarked the GTX 980 Ti performed slightly better. This means that the more expensive Titan X performs worse than the lower cost 980 Ti. So this wraps up our testing. The conclusion is that the GeForce GTX Titan X is totally not worth it considering its cost of over $1000. Unless you are a crazy person or have lots of money to use like Donald Trump you really don’t get any benefit buying the expensive Titan X. Most people should just buy the lower cost GeForce GTX 980 Ti with better performance while saving a couple hundred dollars.
Well I guess this wraps up our second QuickTech article featuring the GeForce GTX 980 Ti. Be sure to check out our $700 Gaming PC Build that was published yesterday and another PC Build tomorrow. Also be sure to check out the next QuickTech article featuring Intel Xeons in the next few days.