NVIDIA has released the official launch video and new pictures of their GeForce GTX Titan GK110 based GPU. As known already, the GeForce GTX Titan carries the all so awesome design scheme of the GeForce GTX 690 and combines it in a smaller package equipped with the blazing fast GK110 graphics processing unit.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Launch Video – SuperComputing Power Comes to Consumers
Technically, the GK110 core which is equipped in the GeForce GTX Titan has a massive 7.1 Billion transistors and 14 SMX units enabled which gives the GPU a total of 2688 Cuda cores. Clock frequencies are maintained at 837 MHz stock and 876 MHz boost with the new technology further pumping more clock speeds based on the available TDP. The memory is a pure delight for high-resolution gamers with a 6 GB GDDR5 memory which runs across a 384-bit interface and clocked at a high 6 GHz effective clock speed equipped on the Titan’s board. Memory chips are scattered across the board, 12 chips are located at the front of the PCB and further 12 are located at the back. The GPU churns out 4.5 TFlops of single-precision and 1.3 TFlops of double precision compute performance making your rig a supercomputing powerhouse.
The PCB is made up of a 6 + 2 phase VRM that powers the core (6 Phase) and memory (2 Phase). Power is fed through 8 + 6 Pin connectors with the card having a TDP of 250 Watts. Do note that the GeForce GTX Titan comes with an additional slot for an 8 Pin connector which hints at two possible outcomes. Either the card would be available as custom versions from AIB partners or NVIDIA plans another much powerful card based on the same design scheme of the GeForce GTX Titan GPU. The GeForce Titan offers 3-Way SLI compatibility for super fast multi-gpu performance.
The cooling design NVIDIA used for the GeForce GTX Titan is of very high quality and is the same scheme from the GeForce GTX 690 passed over to the Titan. The outer shroud is made of Chromium-plate Aluminum Design within which lies two separate heatsinks. One is a vapor chamber block which sits on top of the GK110 core and consists of many aluminum fins running parallel to each other while a smaller heatsink block is located at the far end of the PCB beneath which lies electrical components to cool off. Air is provided by a single 90 mm PWM controlled fan.
New Features such as GPU Boost 2.0 lets users manually overvolt and overclock their GPU without any restrictions hence achieving better clock speeds through Boost tech while users would be delighted with the new 80 Hz Vsync technology that allows better framerates in the latest gaming titles. NVIDIA is really putting much focus on their new GPU Boost 2.0 technology that’s only supported on the GeForce GTX Titan. The card supports NVIDIA PhysX, 3D Stereoscopic display, 3D Vision, GPU Boost 2.0, DX 11.1 and PCI-e 3.0 compatibility. There would be faster clocked cards from AICs since NVIDIA has given a free hand to manufacturer’s for delivering over-volted and non-overvolted solutions. Users can furthermore apply overvoltage by agreeing to an NVIDIA EULA which would be shown through NVIDIA’s GeForce control panel and furthermore could be enabled through EVGA Precision-X 4.0.
If you check out the previews you would notice that with Kepler Boost 2.0, the GeForce GTX Titan is hitting clocks almost past the 1000 MHz barrier. This shows the excellent performance of the new GPU thermal cooler since it keeps the temperature under limit hence increasing the maximum voltage for better Boost overclock. Take it as this that you can either prioritize a power limit (adjustable through overclocking apps) or temp limit (adjustable) on the basis of which the GeForce GTX Titan automatically boosts. The lower the temps while gaming, the better framerate you get, same goes with power target with which the maximum available TDP room would be converted into boost frequency. Ofcourse when these limits are breached, the GPU would throttle down to the reference clocks.
The card is set for retail availability on 25th February at the previously suggested price range of $899. While only previews are currently available from the sites provided below, actual reviews would hit the web on 21st which is on Thursday. NVIDIA’s GeForce GTX Titan would be available globally on 25th February with no availability issues. EVGA and ASUS would ship the card over North America, MSI, Galaxy, ZOTAC, PNY for UK and APAC regions. The card however is readily available with custom built PCs, more info at:
Origin PC W/ liquid cooled GeForce GTX Titan – Link
CyberPower PC With GeForce GTX Titan – Link
MAINGEAR SHIFT, F131 and Potenza – Link
Digital Storm Bolt Titan Edition – Link
Official GeForce GTX Titan Page:
Previews are up! Feel free to browse to the reviews from major tech sites:
- GeForce GTX Titan 6 GB Review @ PCPerspective
- GeForce GTX Titan 6 GB Review @ Guru3D
- GeForce GTX Titan 6 GB Review @ LegitReviews
- GeForce GTX Titan 6 GB Review @ Hexus
- GeForce GTX Titan 6 GB Review @ Anandtech
- GeForce GTX Titan 6 GB Review @ Tomshardware
- GeForce GTX Titan 6 GB Review @ Bit-Tech
- GeForce GTX Titan 6 GB Review @ MaximumPC
- GeForce GTX Titan 6 GB Review @ OverclockersClub
- GeForce GTX Titan 6 GB Review @ LinusTechTips (Youtube Link)
- GeForce GTX Titan 6 GB Review @ HardwareCanucks
- GeForce GTX Titan 6 GB Review @ HardOCP
- GeForce GTX Titan 6 GB Review @ KitGuru