Post by Eorl @ 11:46am 26/03/14 | 21 Comments
At this year's GPU Technology Conference, leading graphics manufacturer Nvidia has revealed the newest addition to their high-end GeForce GPU series, the GTX Titan Z.
With a dual-Kepler microarchitecture, a total of 5,760 processing cores, and 12GB frame buffer memory, the newest Titan GPU weighs in at $2,999USD and is most definitely aimed at the highest of high-end gamers. According to a press release from Nvidia, the Titan Z's twin GPUs are tuned to run at the same clock speed, essentially eliminating performance bottlenecks.
"Unlike traditional dual-GPU cards, Titan Z’s twin GPUs are tuned to run at the same clock speed, and with dynamic power balancing. So neither GPU creates a performance bottleneck. And that performance is delivered in a card that is cool and quiet, rather than hot and loud. Low-profile components and ducted baseplate channels minimize turbulence and improves acoustic quality."
Nvidia has said that the Titan Z aims for "next-generation 5K and multi-monitor gaming," which is quite clear in the power that the card holds. Currently a single Titan card can be secured for around $1,000USD, and offers 6GB VRAM. “If you’re in desperate need of a supercomputer that you need to fit under your desk, we have just the card for you,” writes Nvidia CEO Jen-Hsun Huang.
The announcement comes ahead of AMD's own dual-GPU announcement, which is expected to be made later this week.