Two years ago, NVIDIA announced Kepler, their latest architecture which made debut on the GeForce 600 series and that was a start of a new NVIDIA. An NVIDIA that focused on raw performance and fearsome dies which operated at such high temperatures, that there were memes around the web of Thermi (Fermi joke). NVIDIA sort of rectified the issues with original Fermi cards with the release of some good gaming and budget friendly cards such as the GeForce GTX 460 and the 500 series after it but those issues with Fermi thought NVIDIA a lesson which is the reason why Kepler was considered one of the most efficient graphics processing unit in 2012.
The initial Kepler was a gaming card while NVIDIA tamed their high performance GK110 unit for the HPC market. The pricing on the GeForce GTX 700 series is undoubtedly some of the highest we have seen from NVIDIA in a while with the $999 US GeForce GTX Titan, GTX Titan Black to the $2999 US GTX Titan Z but today, we are looking at a card which is not just priced great but absolutely great performance with a nice custom design.