Galaxy To Launch GeForce GTX Titan Without Boost – Reference Clocked at 875 MHz
Videocardz (via Tech.qq) managed to find out the first picture of an reference GeForce GTX Titan by NVIDIA's AIC partner. While there are merely listings of GeForce GTX Titan from AICs such as ASUS, EVGA and Zotac, the GTX Titan from Galaxy is the first to be pictured with complete packaging.
Lower Cost GeForce GTX Titan Comes with no Boost 2.0 Tech?
The Galaxy GeForce GTX Titan has the reference specifications of 2688 Cuda cores on the GK110 die, 224 TMUs, 48 ROPs and a 6 GB GDDR5 memory running across a 384-bit interface. Surprisingly, the Galaxy GeForce GTX Titan doesn't comes with Boost clock but is clocked at 875 MHz which is the Boost clock frequency for reference GeForce GTX Titan GPUs. This means that the card would be faster than the 836 MHz clocked reference GeForce GTX Titan, however Boost tech would be disabled. Its unknown if it could be enabled through BIOS flash or not, only time would tell.
The Kepler Boost 2.0 technology on the GeForce GTX Titan allows far better overclocking and overvolting abilities than previous Boost features. Overvolting was disabled on the GeForce GTX 690 and limited on the GeForce GTX 680, NVIDIA gave a free hand to enthusiasts with the introduction of Kepler Boost 2.0. As for other specifications, they are pretty much the same as what's already mentioned, TDP is 250W, power is supplied through an 8 Pin + 6 Pin connectors and display outputs consist of Dual Link DVI, HDMI and a display port.
Xtremesystem forums also confirm that the Galaxy GeForce GTX Titan isn't the only card that would launch without Boost tech, there would be a few others from AICs but could this mean that the cards without Boost could actually cost lower than those with the new feature? Possible yet remains to be seen. The forums also confirm that 900 MHz core clocked variants would be out which means that the card isn't entirely as locked as the GeForce GTX 690 was!
Launch will occur soon so be ready to buy one quick since the first shipment of GeForce GTX Titan would be very limited and the price won't be stable.