Tuesday, February 5th 2013

6 GB Standard Memory Amount for GeForce Titan

NVIDIA's next high-end graphics card, the GeForce "Titan" 780, is shaping up to be a dreadnought of sorts. It reportedly ships with 6 GB of GDDR5 memory as its standard amount. It's known from GK110 block diagrams released alongside the Tesla K20X GPU compute accelerator, that the chip features a 384-bit wide memory interface. With 4 Gbit memory chips still eluding the mainstream, it's quite likely that NVIDIA could cram twenty four 2 Gbit chips to total up 6,144 MB, and hence the chips could be spread on either sides of the PCB, and the back-plate could make a comeback on NVIDIA's single-GPU lineup.

On its Radeon HD 7900 series single-GPU graphics cards based on the "Tahiti" silicon (which features the same memory bus width), AMD used 3 GB as the standard amount; while 2 GB is standard for the GeForce GTX 680; although non-reference design 4 GB and 6 GB variants of the GTX 680 and HD 7970, respectively, are quite common. SweClockers also learned that NVIDIA preparing to price the new card in the neighborhood of $899.


Source: SweClockers
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106 Comments on 6 GB Standard Memory Amount for GeForce Titan

#1
progste
by: Dj-ElectriC
Really?^ Is the geforce GTX660 handle games in 1920X1080 like a piece of cake? Well that's the euqasion here...
well, yes it does
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#2
Dj-ElectriC
Yes, in some games it is, in some it's on its knees. Unless you give up on some major details
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#3
progste
by: Dj-ElectriC
Yes, in some games it is, in some it's on its knees. Unless you give up on some major details
on its knees? not really it can keep acceptable framerates on everything with max settings, maybe not 60 fps, but 30 in pretty much every game
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#4
Prima.Vera
As far as I know and I am aware, the architecture of Tesla is a "little" different from the one of a gaming card. Heck, even the Quadro series is a little different from gaming cards. So I won't be in a hurry in comparing this Titan with Tesla just yet, even is some of the specs coincide...
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#5
Ikaruga
by: progste
on its knees? not really it can keep acceptable framerates on everything with max settings, maybe not 60 fps, but 30 in pretty much every game
Last time I checked 30 fps was only acceptable on consoles;)
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#6
progste
by: ikaruga
last time i checked 30 fps was only acceptable on consoles;)
=p
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#7
Lemosopher
There are many complaints about the pricetag but people have to keep in mind, the desktop market doesn't rule electronics anymore. I expected flagship gpus as well as other components to go up. They simply are not going to sell as much of these components as they have in years past.
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#8
tokyoduong
by: Ikaruga
Last time I checked 30 fps was only acceptable on consoles;)
30 FPS is acceptable if it's consistent. And don't flame bait, you really don't need to mention consoles in there as they pretty much work the same as a locked down PC.

I think this card is awesome even if it only performs +75% of GTX 680. Although I would never buy it at $900. I just refuse to pay that much for a video card regardless of its performance.
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#9
Prima.Vera
Agree. Anything more than 500$ is not worth it. Especially in the era of console ports.
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#10
Solidstate89
by: Prima.Vera
As far as I know and I am aware, the architecture of Tesla is a "little" different from the one of a gaming card. Heck, even the Quadro series is a little different from gaming cards. So I won't be in a hurry in comparing this Titan with Tesla just yet, even is some of the specs coincide...
The architecture of the GeForce, Quadro and Tesla cards are literally identical. The only differences are driver optimizations and the fact that with Quadro and Tesla cards, nVidia doesn't artificially limit the Double Precision FP operations like they do with their GeForce cards.

Beyond those differences (and usually the amount of memory as well) of the drivers and artificial limitations, the actual architecture of the GPU is literally identical.
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#11
Prima.Vera
Then try to install a modded driver of a GeForce to a Tesla card and see what happens... ;)
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#12
progste
the gpu architecture should be very similar but the rest of the card is different
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#13
Ikaruga
by: tokyoduong
I think this card is awesome even if it only performs +75% of GTX 680. Although I would never buy it at $900. I just refuse to pay that much for a video card regardless of its performance.
First of all, I love Nvidia gives us faster cards, and I'm a big fan of Kepler when it comes to gaming tbh, and since I never said otherwise, I assume that part was not for me.

by: tokyoduong
30 FPS is acceptable if it's consistent. And don't flame bait, you really don't need to mention consoles in there as they pretty much work the same as a locked down PC.
Unless this is an enthusiast site....
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#14
tacosRcool
6 GBs of RAM..... is everybody readying for 4K gaming in the future?
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#15
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: tacosRcool
6 GBs of RAM..... is everybody readying for 4K gaming in the future?
Forget about 4K, GIVE ME MY AFFORDABLE 1440/1600 MONITORS! :mad:
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#16
progste
by: Frick
Forget about 4K, GIVE ME MY AFFORDABLE 1440/1600 MONITORS! :mad:
there are lots of nice 1080p monitors around 100$
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#17
Frick
Fishfaced Nincompoop
by: progste
there are lots of nice 1080p monitors around 100$
2560x1440/1600
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#18
progste
by: Frick
2560x1440/1600
oh, i misunderstood
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#19
Shihabyooo
Wouldn't mind shelling $600~$700 for that card, IF the performance lives it up to its rumoured specs. Dunno, but this card seems too good to be true.

6GB is way too much though, shave off 3GB and drop the price a few hundred dollars please. :)


by: Prima.Vera
Agree. Anything more than 500$ is not worth it. Especially in the era of console ports.
Indeed, but let's be honest here and give credit to the people in DICe, Crytech and (Hurts me to say it) Ubisoft >_> There are still games worth to play on an HEDT.
Waiting for BF4, Crysis 3 looks amazing, and FarCry 3 proved well the need for fast hardware.
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#20
Lionheart
Wonder if it could handle 3x 4K monitors in Nvidia surround lolz :roll:
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#21
Solidstate89
by: Prima.Vera
Then try to install a modded driver of a GeForce to a Tesla card and see what happens... ;)
It prevents you as the firmware is different.

That has absolutely nothing to do with the architecture of the GPU itself. It's all software.
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#22
Prima.Vera
by: Solidstate89
It prevents you as the firmware is different.

That has absolutely nothing to do with the architecture of the GPU itself. It's all software.
So you're saying that the only difference between Tesla, Quadro and GeForce is in software? :wtf:
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#23
Optimis0r
well Fermi (GF100/110) was the one gpu to rule them all and shared the same gpu die for the gaming cards (Geforce) and HPC cards Tesla / professional quadro. So yes its due to software differences i.e accelerating games vs HPC vs professional software such as CAD etc.
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#24
nickbaldwin86
Finally... when it comes to high res all i want is more memory. 4GB isn't enough:toast:
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#25
hardcore_gamer
899 bucks ? I'd rather save my money for buying both PS4 and XBOX 720.
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