NVIDIA have today given the official announcement of what is now the highest performance single-chip GPU on the market. After massive amounts of information about the card leaked this week, it seems only right that NVIDIA make an official statement about the card and boy is it shaping up to be something special.
Kitted out with the GK110 GPU and 6GB of ultra-fast memory, this card is set to stun in terms of performance, but with that power comes an exclusivity as the card is going to be quite rare. Much as the launch of the GTX 690 had enthusiasts fighting for what little stock there was, it seems we can expect a repeat performance. The next issue is obviously going to be the price, which will start at a staggering £800 and beyond, leaving the card as the play thing of all but the patient and the well-funded.
"GeForce GTX Titan is a beast of a GPU – and the only one in the world powerful enough to play any game at any resolution at any time. And yet, all of this immense power is housed in a sleek, sexy design, so gamers can also build beautifully-designed PC gaming machines about the size of a gaming console, yet magnitudes more powerful and always upgradeable," said Scott Herkelman, general manager of the GeForce business unit at NVIDIA.
GTX Titan by the numbers
- NVIDIA GK110 processor
- 7.1 billion transistors
- 2688 stream processors
- 224 texture units
- 48 raster units
- 384-bit memory bus
- Core Clock 837MHz
- Boost Clock 876MHz
- 6GB of GDDR5 @ 6GHz
Capable of 3-way SLI, the Titan will outperform two GTX 690 cards (Quad SLI mode). This is simply staggering in terms of performance, so long as you can afford such thing.
“We have decided to enable full performance double-precision on Titan in order to enable developers all over the world to take advantage of GPU-accelerated computing, giving students, researchers, and engineers over 1TFLOPSof double-precision performance in their desktop PCs. We believe that GeForce GTX Titan will help increase the adoption of GPUs for accelerating applications, by allowing developers to design and optimize applications in an environment closely resembling deployments on teraflop-level (double precision), Tesla GPU accelerator-based clusters,” NVIDIA said.
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