It was already pointed out that NVIDIA would launch a new flagship GPU known as the GeForce Titan in February 2013. The reports were correct and the launch date of the GK110 mammoth has been confirmed as 18 February. also the final specifications of the GPU have been revealed.
NVIDIA GeForce Titan Launches on 18th February
Donanimhaber reports in their article that the GeForce Titan would end up churning around a texture fill rate of 288 GT/s compared to 234 GT/s on the GeForce GTX 690. The card also comes with a peak computing power of 4.5 TFlops (single precision) since it carries over the powerful GK110 GPU that has been used inside the Tesla K20X workstation card. Videocardz also sheds the light on some additional technical specifications such as 2688 cores (14 SMX Units), 224 TMUs (Texture Mapping Units) and 48 ROPs (Raster Operations Units). As for the memory, the card would feature a 6 GB GDDR5 interface running along a 384-bit interface and if we assume that it runs at a 6008 MHz effective clock, than the card would pump out 288 GB/s bandwidth, however the source points out that the actual core clocks would be lower, the GPU would run at around 875 MHz mark as it was revealed inside the OpenCL database:
As for the design scheme, the cooler used on GeForce Titan would be built using high quality aluminum alloy metal and the GPU core itself would be strapped underneath a vapor chamber cooler. The previously released performance numbers are being said to be legit which show that the card is almost on par with a GeForce GTX 690 and upto 60% better against the GeForce GTX 680 (current single chip flagship GPU). Power consumption would come around the 235-250W limit with a single 8-Pin and 6-Pin connector providing juice to the GPU core.
So the launch date is 18th February, it is being said that only a paper launch would occur with retail availability around 24-26th February. The GeForce Titan would be available in limited quantities as expected from a high-end flagship card and would be limited to certain manufacturer’s such as EVGA, ASUS, MSI. Pricing is said to be around the $1000 mark but you could never be too sure about NVIDIA’s pricing scheme.