The first NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z review has hit the web from Dr.Lee (aka DGLee) testing the card at a high resolution of 5K. During its announcement at GTC 2014, NVIDIA called the GeForce GTX Titan Z as the first 5K compatible graphics card in one of their slides but does it lives up to the claim of being the fastest graphics card in terms of 5K gaming performance?
NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Z Review – Gets Tested At 5K Resolution
Now some of you may remember that a review of the card from an Asian source leaked prior to this but it wasn’t as brief and looked a lot more like a preview of the card. In case you missed the previous news, NVIDIA has failed to launch the GeForce GTX Titan Z which was originally planned for launch on 29th April yet was delayed to 8th May after which it was delayed indefinitely with no words on a new launch schedule by NVIDIA. The only reason to be blamed by several retailers were blamed to be software and driver issues which is taking NVIDIA so long to get the card released that it has missed its launch date twice. If that isn’t enough, the performance of the card is no where as good as was expected against its direct competitor and the much cheaper, Radeon R9 295X2 from AMD.
The GeForce GTX Titan Z is manufactured with two GK110-350-B1 chips under its hood that pack 7.1 billion transistors each. The GeForce GTX Titan Z replaces the GeForce GTX 690 boasting dual-GK110 cores compared to dual-GK104 cores on its predecessor. The GeForce GTX Titan Z will feature two GK110 cores with 5760 Cuda Cores, 448 TMUs and 96 ROPs. The card features a 384-bit x 2 bus which will run across a massive 12 GB VRAM. This is an impressive feature giving developers and games an unprecedented amount of VRAM for use. The memory is clocked at 7 GHz effective clock speed. The core clock speeds are maintained at 705 MHz base and 876 MHz boost clock and the card features a maximum single precision performance of 8.1 TFlops and 2.3 TFlops of double precision.