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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.













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Hogfather
Posted 11:49am 26/3/14
Can it run Crysis on high?
ph33x
Posted 12:00pm 26/3/14
For that price, this isn't that impressive really.

With the release of the GTX780 6GB, it paves the way for a GTX780Ti 6GB. If that happens, you can get 'even more' performance that this card for somewhere around $1500. Faster, and half the price. This card is for nVidia to gauge how many dumbasses are out there:

1: You typically buy a Titan for compute, not gaming (even more so now that we have 6GB 780's)

2: Nobody who does compute work runs their cards in SLI.

3: Anyone in that business would also want ECC VRAM, not offered on a Titan.

4: The 790 is on the way, which will provide 2 GPUs only slightly slower than this card, again for less than (or about) half the price.


Such a weird release at such a weird price. F*** AMD, make something good for once to fix this issue.
Ickus
Posted 12:00pm 26/3/14
The real question is can I get two and run quad SLI? and why cant I get three to to do hex SLI?
ph33x
Posted 12:12pm 26/3/14
The real question is can I get two and run quad SLI?

Yes. But if you were going to spend $6000, you'd go for a hex core Intel with 40 PCI lanes, then wack in 4 standalone cards.

and why cant I get three to to do hex SLI?

Driver limitations. Crossfire also maxed at 4, but you could run more of these. There is also ways to make 2 separate SLI arrays in a single computer. It would be useful if you were running multiple programs that used 3D accelleration.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 12:14pm 26/3/14
The real magic is in Oct SLI. When someone does that, we will finally witness the colour of magic.
copuis
Posted 12:50pm 26/3/14
nar, you'd put in two sli'd, then slip in a 3rd and use it as your physix card.

question is, would I have to get a new psu, the 775watt'er should be fine right
Raven
Posted 01:03pm 26/3/14
Yikes, this has gone well beyond Quadro, FireGL and Tesla territory on pricing.
arkter
Posted 01:12pm 26/3/14
Totally going to need this to play all the gimped console ports.
Newgo
Posted 01:29pm 26/3/14
next generation 5k gaming? im currently being lazy and not doing my own research, but arent we just talking about 4k gaming just coming in. well been in for a while but only just being catered for? and multi monitor gaming has been going for years, seems a bit late to be catering for that? again just talking from the top of my head, feel free to rip my comment to shreds lol
IVY_MiKe
Posted 01:31pm 26/3/14
LOL, I'd say 'nailed it' Arkter, but NVidia won't be running any 'next-gen' console ports particularly well...

I doubt this is the 'death-throes' for nVidia, but it sure-as-s***-stinks a good indicator for:
A) What they're doing with their 'console tender talent' after losing that round, and
B) A good sign that they're well 'out of touch' with their consumers.
ph33x
Posted 01:34pm 26/3/14
question is, would I have to get a new psu, the 775watt'er should be fine right

If they are anywhere near the wattage of the actual single chips, your PSU will run one card, but not two.

4 of these chips at their rated current will see about 1000 watts, so they are either declocked or they will be severely limited by power target. My bet is they wouldn't overclock too well either. I'd also expect they are running a 4 or 6 phase VRM, where non-reference 780Ti chips (which have more cores) are using custom power VRM's - some cards have 14 of them.
baff
Posted 02:07pm 26/3/14
Gotta be honest, if I had the cash to spare, I'd be first in line. There's nothing quite like bleeding edge technology.
Some Fat Bastard
Posted 02:12pm 26/3/14
^ There's nothing quite like bleeding edge dumb. If you pay 3 grand for a video card I reckon you're retarded.
Tollaz0r!
Posted 02:13pm 26/3/14
There is a difference between bleeding edge technology and MAOR POWER type technology.
copuis
Posted 02:24pm 26/3/14

If they are anywhere near the wattage of the actual single chips, your PSU will run one card, but not two.

4 of these chips at their rated current will see about 1000 watts, so they are either declocked or they will be severely limited by power target. My bet is they wouldn't overclock too well either. I'd also expect they are running a 4 or 6 phase VRM, where non-reference 780Ti chips (which have more cores) are using custom power VRM's - some cards have 14 of them.



there is little chance i'd get one, for that sort of dosh, I would build a whole new system, and have beer money left over!

you're right the market for these cards is pretty limited as a whole
HurricaneJim
Posted 02:37pm 26/3/14
There is a difference between bleeding edge technology and MAOR POWER type technology.


F*** it, I want a card that causes cancer in the next suburb.
RuleofBooKz
Posted 04:22pm 26/3/14
i still run a 580 and haven't seen the need to upgrade as yet (tho tbh ive been tempted) but some people seem to want the latest and best toy - this seems like a card for them.

Also from a marketing position its always nice to have a crazy priced item in the lineup so that when considering alternatives suddenly what used to be crazy priced seems more reasonable along the lines of:

"Oh the titan was 1500 ish at launch thats so expensive"
"Yeah nah thats nothing,,, u should see how much the GTX Titan Z costs it makes a 1k card look affordable"
Basket
Posted 04:53pm 26/3/14
had my 580 for like 2 + years, Still running strong, Might upgrade at Christmas depending on how it handles some of the new games coming out.
koopz
Posted 05:25pm 26/3/14
I want an NVidia card that has a s*** load of power that'll see decent throughput with current and future VMs, regardless of what OS they're running on.


Whoop
Posted 07:35pm 26/3/14
Can it run Crysis on high?

I don't think anything can run crysis on high
WirlWind
Posted 07:45pm 26/3/14
My PC can :)

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