Tuesday, February 19th 2013

NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Final Specifications, Internal Benchmarks Revealed

Specifications of NVIDIA's upcoming high-end graphics card, the GeForce GTX Titan, which were reported in the press over the last couple of weeks, are bang on target, according to a specs sheet leaked by 3DCenter.org, which is allegedly part of the card's press-deck. According to the specs sheet, the GTX Titan indeed features 2,688 out of the 2,880 CUDA cores present on the GK110 silicon, 6 GB of GDDR5 memory across a 384-bit wide memory interface, and draws power from a combination of 6-pin and 8-pin PCIe power connectors.

The GeForce GTX Titan core is clocked at 837 MHz, with a GPU Boost frequency of 876 MHz, and 6.00 GHz memory, churning out 288 GB/s of memory bandwidth. The chip features a single-precision floating-point performance figure of 4.5 TFLOP/s, and 1.3 TFLOP/s double-precision. Despite its hefty specs that include a 7.1 billion-transistor ASIC and 24 GDDR5 memory chips, NVIDIA rates the card's TDP at just 250W.

More slides and benchmark figures follow.

The next slide leaked by the source reveals key features of the reference design cooling solution, which uses a large lateral blower that features RPM and voltage-based speed control on the software side, a vapor-chamber plate that draws heat from the GPU, memory, and VRM; and an extended aluminum fin stack that increases surface area of dissipation.

Next up, we have performance numbers by NVIDIA. In the first slide, we see the GTX Titan pitted against the GTX 680, in Crysis 3. The GTX Titan is shown to deliver about 29 percent higher frame-rates, while being a tiny bit quieter than the GTX 680.

In the second slide, we see three GeForce GTX Titans (3-way SLI) pitted against a pair of GeForce GTX 690 dual-GPU cards (quad-SLI). In every test, the Titan trio is shown to be faster than GTX 690 Quad-SLI. In Crysis 3, GTX Titan 3-way SLI is shown to be about 75 percent faster; 100 percent faster in Max Payne 3, 40 percent faster in TESV: Skyrim, and 95 percent faster in Far Cry 3. Why this comparison matters for NVIDIA is that if Titan does end up being a $1000 product, NVIDIA will have to sell three of them while offering something significantly better than GTX 690 quad-SLI.

Source: 3DCenter.org
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132 Comments on NVIDIA GeForce GTX Titan Final Specifications, Internal Benchmarks Revealed

#1
Ikaruga
by: the54thvoid
This is essentially the reason why the GTX 690 is the tell tale card here for gauging it's 'value'.
I said what I said as single GPU cards in mind ofc, and iirc the 690 was also 1K$ when it came out, so it was not cheaper than two 680s at that time. Don't forget that this is a 384bit Kepler, so it might hold well at ultra-high resolutions (we don't know for sure if it's slower), but being a single chip design is always a plus imho, so let's not jump into conclusions without seeing how Wizzard tests "her" capabilities.

I have to admit, I'm also not really a dual-card/SLI/Xfire fan, but I still find it fascinating and promising that - with such power consumption - there is a possibility of a dual GK110 card in the near future (to hold the candle until next generation arrives).
Events like these will probably also force AMD to move soon, which can lead to a - much needed - price war perhaps :toast:
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#2
Fourstaff
by: Ikaruga

Events like these will probably also force AMD to move soon, which can lead to a - much needed - price war perhaps :toast:
AMD is already moving, and I can see the price war already happening. This is just a bragging rights card, the masses will never be able to afford the card. The trickle down models will not be much better than what AMD is already offering.
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#3
Ikaruga
by: Fourstaff
This is just a bragging rights card, the masses will never be able to afford the card. The trickle down models will not be much better than what AMD is already offering.
Not sure, it looks pretty decent and solid on paper as a single GPU card. Knowing previous Kelpers, I have a feeling it will turn out to be quite efficient compared to the competition. I'm excited tbh:)
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#4
Vinska
Looked on newegg a couple of hours ago - 690s go for $1k+ there while factory OCed 7970s go for as little as $420
Thus
by: Rahmat Sofyan
GeForce GTX Titan average increase over Radeon HD 7970 GHz Edition: (47 + 30 + 32 + 35 + 43 + 24) / 6 = 35 %
GeForce GTX Titan average increase over GeForce GTX 680: (54 + 49 + 24 + 54 + 37 + 37) / 6 = 42.5 %
Makes it look that from the price point of view, x2 7970 would still be much better deal.
Of course, that is only from this one point of view. I could name many situations where the Titan would be the sanest choice. But w/e.

P.S. please note that for various reasons, I simply cannot use AMD cards, even if I wanted. As an example.
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#6
techtard
This card looks pretty nice from an aesthetics perspective. But the price/performance ratio is all wrong.

Why spend that much for the Titan when you can wait a few months for the GTX 780 which will likely match the performance at a saner price?
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#7
Crap Daddy
Nanosuit! Ready for Crysis 3 ultra settings! Where's that millionaire uncle when you need him?
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#8
Vinska
by: techtard
Why spend that much for the Titan when you can wait a few months for the GTX 780 which will likely match the performance at a saner price?
That said - what IS this Titan model number -wise? What would it be its family number? 6xx? 7xx? How about the performance segment number?
Or maybe it's like one "freak" card that is "disowned by the family", thus being in its own "group" that includes only itself and nothing else?
i.e. the model name "Titan" makes its position rather ambiguous.
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#9
Crap Daddy
Well, the crew went to work and boom, mission accomplished. They planted that 45 mm × 45 mm 2397-pin S-FCBGA chip with its 2688 shader/stream/CUDA processors onto a great PCB design, tucked 6 GB (24 pieces of 64M ×16 GDDR5 SDRAM) of memory (384-bit) on there and started designing a bunch of new tricks at BIOS and driver level.

I mention this specifically as the Geforce GTX Titan has been designed to overclock. The AIB partners will be allowed to offer voltage unlocked SKUs. And combined with GPU Boost 2.0 you will see this product boosting towards the 1100~1150 MHz range once you tweak it. The reference clock however is 836 MHz with a boost clock of 876 MHz.

However, tweaked... we got it running at 1176 MHz my man.
from here:

http://www.guru3d.com/articles_pages/geforce_gtx_titan_preview_reference,1.html
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#10
techtard
by: Vinska
That said - what IS this Titan model number -wise? What would it be its family number? 6xx? 7xx? How about the performance segment number?
Or maybe it's like one "freak" card that is "disowned by the family", thus being in its own "group" that includes only itself and nothing else?
i.e. the model name "Titan" makes its position rather ambiguous.
The GTX 666! Or 699.
It's a limited edition card that will sell because it's limited edition.

AMD would do the same if they were smart, release a monster single GPU card and have it limited to 1000 or so units. They would make money off the people who need the absolute best, no matter the cost.
Kinda like the old guy in Jurassic Park. "Spare no expense"
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#13
Crap Daddy
by: Fluffmeister
Wow, this thing is gonna fly. :eek:
If you managed to get to the last page and did not faint because of the excitement then you'll do when the price is presented.
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#14
the54thvoid
by: Crap Daddy
If you managed to get to the last page and did not faint because of the excitement then you'll do when the price is presented.
Oh crap. £827.

$1000.

800 euros.

Arseholes. :mad:
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#16
Fluffmeister
Can't believe how quiet it runs, dear God I'm nursing a semi here.
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#17
DarkOCean
looks like it boosts up to 993mhz out of the box:)
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#18
TheMailMan78
Banstick Dummy
Not sure why its even needed. A 690 rapes all those games already.
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#20
Crap Daddy
by: TheMailMan78
Not sure why its even needed. A 690 rapes all those games already.
Well the 690 needs some competition, don't you think?
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#21
DarkOCean
i almost fainted when i've seen the price, no wonder they kept that info for the last page:laugh:

"Aaaaand STOP

And that's where this article ends, sorry! Now we'll share the manufacturer suggested retail prices.

EUR 800 Ex VAT
GBP 827 Inc. VAT
USD 999 Inc. VAT"
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#22
brandonwh64
Addicted to Bacon and StarCrunches!!!
Dark, It may drive other GPU prices down which is a good thing.
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#24
the54thvoid
by: brandonwh64
Dark, It may drive other GPU prices down which is a good thing.
Which ones? They've priced it higher than the current retail for a 690. It doesn't make a difference to the rest of the gpu prices. I was going to get one but for >£800 that just doesn't make sense to me.
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