The GeForce GTX Titan Black has been pictured in all its glory thanks to Videocardz. The card is the latest entry in the GK110 GPU based graphics cards lineup from NVIDIA and the last of the single chip mammoth GPU to feature the core.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Black Official Renders Unveiled
NVIDIA had initially launched their GeForce GTX Titan back in February 2013 which was the world's first graphics card to feature the GK110 core which was at the time being mass produced specifically for server needs. Super-computers such as the Titan which the card was named after was the first to utilize the latest core with its high performance CUDA cores, 2668 in count at the time. The GeForce GTX Titan was a great card but came at a big price so it was mostly a enthusiast only product but still outsold the GeForce GTX 690 which was NVIDIA's Dual GK104 based card available at the same $999 US price range.
Moving forward, NVIDIA introduced several GK110 based cards, the GeForce GTX 780 and GeForce GTX 780 Ti. The Ti model was the first to introduce the full GK110 core to the masses (but still had gimped double precision performance). The card came at a lower $699 US price range and bested the Titan in performance. AMD on the other hand had some interesting Hawaii models in the pipeline with highly competitive pricing models which was a reason for their popularity among the buyers. The fight between the GeForce GTX 780 Ti and Radeon R9 290X still remains unsettled since both cards are good in their own terms. The GTX 780 Ti is faster in NVIDIA optimized games, runs cooler with a low TDP but costs higher. On the AMD side, the R9 290X performs fantastic for its price and even manages to outperform the 780 Ti in AMD optimized titles but runs really hot and loud plus you can hardly find one in the market due to the crypto mining craze.
The GeForce GTX Titan Black would be the last blow from NVIDIA unleashing their full high-performance GK110 core with all the high-end features. For specifications, we have the full 2880 CUDA Cores assembled in the 28nm die with 240 TMUs, 48 ROPs and a 6 GB GDDR5 memory running along a 384-bit interface. The card will have a full double precision cores unlocked for unparalleled amount of compute performance in a TDP headroom of just 250W that is 50W lower than Hawaii XT. Core clocks would be insane for a card of this specs such as 7 GHz mem clock and around 900 MHz+ boost clock for the core.
NVIDIA will reuse their NVTTM cooler on the card with a slight color change, though not all of it would be black as noted by Videocardz. The card would be silent and cool and will drive 4K resolution like a beast. The card how ever would be priced at $999 US just like its predecessor so it will still fall in the enthusiast price range. The GTX Titan Black is an impressive card no doubt from its specifications perspective but how will it perform in the market remains to be seen. The launch date for the GeForce GTX Titan Black is just along side Maxwell on 18th February. NVIDIA also plans to introduce their GeForce GTX 790 over the upcoming months with dual GK110 cores, we will have more details on that later.
NVIDIA GeForce GTX 790 / GeForce GTX Titan Black Edition Specifications:
|NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780||NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 780 Ti||NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Black||NVIDIA GeForce GTX 790 (Unconfirmed)|
|GPU Codename||GK110||GK110||GK110||GK110||GK110 x2|
|Cores||2304 Cores||2668 Cores||2880 Cores||2880 Cores||TBC|
|VRAM||3 GB GDDR5||3 GB GDDR5||3 GB GDDR5||6 GB GDDR5||TBC|
|Launch||June 2013||February 2013||December 2013||18th February 2014||Q2 2014|