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NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Video Card Preview

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:14 am

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Video Card Preview

NVIDIA today announced the company's flagship single-GPU video card that many of you already know about, the GeForce GTX Titan! The GeForce GTX Titan is powered by NVIDIA's GK110 'Kepler' GPU, which has yet to be used on a desktop gaming graphics card. Read on to find out more about NVIDIA's new flagship single-GPU video card!

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The GK110 has been used for on a professional-level graphics card called the Tesla K20 since last year, but this powerful 28nm GPU with 7.1 billion transistors never made it down to desktop gamers. Then again, the NVIDIA Tesla K20 runs $3,300 and what gamer wants to pay that much for a single video card? The GeForce GTX Titan is priced at $999, which is still expensive, but comparable to the GeForce GTX 690 and other high-end graphics cards.


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Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Video Card Preview

Postby stereo55 » Tue Feb 19, 2013 9:55 am

Oh my , looking good . Pricing maybe a killer , but hope its kept at a reasonable release price .
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Video Card Preview

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Feb 19, 2013 12:55 pm

$999 MSRP

THe GTX690 was $999 and never went lower, so I would expect the same of this card.
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Video Card Preview

Postby sbohdan » Tue Feb 19, 2013 7:42 pm

Apoptosis wrote:$999 MSRP

THe GTX690 was $999 and never went lower, so I would expect the same of this card.


That makes no sense from the performance point - at least if raw numbers are comparable.

GTX 690 has 2 x 1536 shaders = 3072 vs GTX Titan has 2688
Clock speed of 915/1019 vs 837/876
memory bandwith of 384,5GB/s vs 288.4GB/s
Memory bus width 512bits vs 384bits

based on this, the Titan is a weaker card, yet costs the same... if the the numbers are right. The lower TDP is also an indication of less performance.
As for the boost being tied to the temperature, that's good news for those on liquid cooling :)
Prices are way out of hand for VGA cards. They used to stay about the same, as new generations came out but seem to increase for the past few years. Will we have to fork out 20K in 10 years and get a mortgage just to buy a video card? This overpricing that really started with the 600 series won't increase sales, that's for sure. To ask a $1000 for a video card, that will be obsolete in 2 years is plain stupid. I will certainly not pay this kind of money just to play some games and I know many will think the same. They would sell much more if they kept prices below $400 as it used to be. That's just my opinion though.
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Video Card Preview

Postby Apoptosis » Tue Feb 19, 2013 8:16 pm

you got the numbers right... It's a flagship card aimed at those with no budget concerns.

Wish I could talk performance with you as I obviously have a card here, but you'll see them later this week. Sounds like you know how the outcome will be on my 30-inch monitor.
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Re: NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Video Card Preview

Postby kenc51 » Wed Feb 20, 2013 4:53 am

sbohdan wrote:
Apoptosis wrote:$999 MSRP

THe GTX690 was $999 and never went lower, so I would expect the same of this card.


That makes no sense from the performance point - at least if raw numbers are comparable.

GTX 690 has 2 x 1536 shaders = 3072 vs GTX Titan has 2688
Clock speed of 915/1019 vs 837/876
memory bandwith of 384,5GB/s vs 288.4GB/s
Memory bus width 512bits vs 384bits

based on this, the Titan is a weaker card, yet costs the same... if the the numbers are right. The lower TDP is also an indication of less performance.
As for the boost being tied to the temperature, that's good news for those on liquid cooling :)
Prices are way out of hand for VGA cards. They used to stay about the same, as new generations came out but seem to increase for the past few years. Will we have to fork out 20K in 10 years and get a mortgage just to buy a video card? This overpricing that really started with the 600 series won't increase sales, that's for sure. To ask a $1000 for a video card, that will be obsolete in 2 years is plain stupid. I will certainly not pay this kind of money just to play some games and I know many will think the same. They would sell much more if they kept prices below $400 as it used to be. That's just my opinion though.



It's a marketing thing.
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There are specific use cases for this card also.
Not everyone likes SLI so having a single GPU card has it's benefits.


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