NVIDIA Unveils GeForce GTX Titan
Chris Hadley / 5 years ago
Rumours have been flowing around for a while now surrounding NVIDIA and their new upcoming GPU that goes by the name Titan. Until now there has been speculation on its specs, performance & cost and now NVIDIA are finally lifting the lid and bringing forward their latest weapon to the battle ground, the GeForce GTX Titan.
Built on the GK110 silicon, the Titan (named after the worlds fastest supercomputer) features a whopping 2688 CUDA cores with 7.1 billion transistors, 6GB of GDDR5 memory and an impressive 250W TDP. The GK110 core that lies at the heart of the Titan is clocked to 837MHz and boosts to 876MHz, whilst the memory stays at the usual 1502MHz (6GHz effective) clock. One feature of the new card that did grab our attention is the new GPU Boost 2.0 that works in a similar fashion to the current GPU boost system that we know, but rather than watching the power target, the upper lining is based around the cards temperature, effectively giving a greater headroom for dynamically adjusting the core speed, keeping it under 80c when boosting.
Other new features on the Titan include better fan control by the card itself, an increased maximum operating voltage and display overclocking that increases the refresh rate of the monitor to display more frames over what the panel would otherwise normally handle.
NVIDIA have not made any direct claims as to how the GTX 690 priced card will compare in the single core battle between themselves and AMD following AMDs claim that they own the worlds fastest GPU and that they are keeping it that way, but they did say that they would let the benchmark results do the talking and rather than getting into a tit-for-tat battle, they would let the numbers in the real world do the talking for them.
All we can say for now is keep an keen eye out and we will get our first hand look on the Titan once we find one available to play with.